Saturday, May 18, 2013
Rooms by James Rubart was a compelling book--an amazing and insightful book outlining one man's struggle to find what world he belongs in. Exceptionally inspiring with just the right amount of action, suspense, romance, mysticism and Truth. Definitely challenges the reader to examine which world they are living in, whose voice is guiding their actions, and the very real consequences each action brings.
On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning, brand new nine-thousand square foot house built just the way he loves. When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s rooms are a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into a new destiny.
Rooms is as great an allegory as Dinner with a Perfect Stranger or Pilgrims Progress. The mysticism in the book fits the theme. It makes me want the freedom that God gives and the possibility of an unencumbered life--a definite 5-star book.