Book Review: Rooms
Written by James L. Rubart –
Reviewed by Lena Nelson Dooley –
Back Cover Copy:
What would you find if you walked into the rooms of your soul? One man is about to find out.It was just a letter. Cryptic, yes. Absurd? Absolutely. But Seattle software tycoon Micah Taylor can’t get it out of his mind—this claim that a home was built for him, by a great uncle he never knew, on the Oregon coast. In Cannon Beach. The one place he loves. The one place he never wants to see again.
Micah goes to Cannon Beach intending to sell the house and keep his past buried, but the nine thousand square-foot home instantly feels like a part of him. Then he meets Sarah Sabin at the local ice cream shop. . . Maybe Cannon Beach can be a perfect weekend getaway.
But strange things happen in the house. Things Micah can’t explain. Things he can barely believe. All the locals will say is that the house is spiritual. Unsettling since Micah’s faith slipped away like the tide years ago. And then he discovers the shocking truth: the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation. Of his soul.
Will Micah run—or will he risk everything to see what waits for him deep within the house’s ROOMS?
Some people have compared ROOMS to THE SHACK, because of the spiritual and supernatural feel of the books. I’ve read both. I loved THE SHACK and I love ROOMS. The first book had a rougher feel. ROOMS is more refined and well-defined.
I often tell songwriter Zach Neese that he writes the songs my heart feels, in words better than I could ever come up with. I feel the same way about ROOMS. Jim captured what my heart feels about our awesome (and I don’t use that word lightly) God and His amazing forgiveness and powers of restoration.
The book does deal with spiritual warfare and the realm many Christians want to ignore or deny, but Jim writes it in such a way that it’s completely believable and acceptable. This book is thought provoking. I recommend that readers take the time to let the words soak into their spirits. If they do, it can change their lives. . .for the better, in so many ways.
You won’t want to miss this book that is destined to become a classic.
Lena Nelson Dooley is the author of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico – http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com.