Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rooms - James Rubart

Today's novel definitley deserves the Christy Award as it proves to be a successful Christian thriller with its apocalyptic twists and turns.

                                                       Rooms: A Novel

                                   Review : Rooms - James Rubart - April 2010

I wasn't too sure what to expect when I requested this book from Netgalley , a huge thanks by the way to Netgalley for providing me with a review copy - http://www.netgalley.com/ . I am now glad that I requested it . Rooms by James Rubart was such an amazing story that in parts are both believable and unbelievable and it goes to show that when God grants Miracles , they can be the impossible or at least fall into the impossible category, as the Bible verse goes "All things are possible , through Christ who strengthen me".

Rooms follows the story of successful businessman Mitch Taylor, who has it all and has just inherited a house -newly built just for him from his Uncle Archie who has been dead for 10 years. The house is a mansion of sorts and has a room for everything that has ever been important in Mitch's life, the house interior is designed to suit his tastes and if he could ever have had a dream house, then this is it. The downside though, is it situated at Cannons Beach. A place that Mitch once loved with all his heart until a tragedy happened there when he was 9 years old.

As the story goes on we read as Mitch was a strong christian and that no matter what he has been through and how far he slipped back on the burner -God has always played such an important role in his life and has cared for him , so much that Mitch starts to experience miracles after miracles occur and many of them seemingly impossible for the human mind to absorb. It leaves us wondering whether God is really playing with Mitch's mind or is he starting to show signs of craziness which his Uncle Archie was infamous for ?

Rooms is a novel that will be suited to all those who have ever travelled down a different path in their life, one they know they really shouldn't have gone down but instead they did and it proved to be good for them whether they became successful , rich and wealthy like Mitch. However , the path Mitch chose to enter was one without God and in Rooms we start to witness the real Mitch and what would of happened if he chose God those many moons ago but also a point that Rooms makes is that no matter what has happened , it is never too late to re-enter God's way and mark yourself a place in his Kingdom.

On Page 377 , there is a lovely short poem that sums up Rooms , that I thought I would share with all you readers out there :

Utterly engulfed,

And wanting more
With the vastness of the Love
Losing myself as the waves wash over me,
Through me,Surrounding me,
Caught up in a hurricane of overwhelming peace,
I have let go,
And He has found me.

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