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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rooms By Jim Rubart





Have you built an All-American mansion of a life…but left out a place for God?

Micah Taylor, a West Coast dot com success story, gets along quite fine, thank you, with his corporate partner/girlfriend, his spreads in prestigious magazines, the hot car and clothes and vacations that money can buy. No need for God in this Seattle superstar’s life.

Then a twenty-five-year-old letter arrives from a crazy old geezer of an uncle, one Micah never really knew. One his semi-estranged father seems to hate. The letter states that Micah has inherited an oceanfront home…on the very beach that haunts Micah with both blissful and tragic memories and beckons him to come, come…

Against the perfect girlfriend’s wishes, Micah blasts off for the Washington coast, sure he’s chasing a rogue wave. The promised dream house awaits, as do more enigmatic letters, which can only be read one per week. A newfound friend and beautiful young woman add Christian fellowship that fills a yearning Micah didn’t even know he had.

Everything seems too good to be true…and it is. Supernatural occurrences become the everyday as the dream home expands, room by room. Soon the past, present, and future mingle with such intensity, Micah doubts his sanity and flees to his bubble in Seattle, which offers neither solace nor escape from this new dream/nightmare life. Time after time, God draws him back to the beach with a magnetic pull as intense as the tides.

What is God doing to Micah? Why?


I love reading books that tweak your brain, your heart, and your soul. Rooms succeeded at all three levels. Congratulations to Jim for stepping outside traditional genres to pen a well-written book of one character’s fascinating journey to God. Rooms will provide excellent fodder for discussion groups or just a one-on-one with a soulmate friend. Find a spot on your bookshelf for Rooms!



To enter a random drawing for a copy of Rooms, please leave your name and e-mail addy!

5-12-10: And the winner is.....drum roll...Cara Lynn James!!! Congrats, Cara!

Patti Lacy

35 comments:

  1. I'm fascinated by this book and how it can pull together all these strands. It's certainly received a lot of buzz, so I'm glad to hear your take on it, Patti.

    I love to find books that I think would be great for people who are searching--
    Sounds like this book is not what they might expect from a Christian novel!


    Congratulations to Jim. Whatever will he think up for the next one?

    Have a great weekend everyone!

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  2. Yeah, I keep hearing about this book. Jim will be one of the teachers at Blue Ridge next week. Jill and I were both thinking about checking out some of his classes. I think she mentioned she knows him from somewhere.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it!

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  4. Jim is one of my favorite people so I can't wait to get to this book! Thanks for the review, Patti!

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  5. I was hooked on the first paragraph! Would love to read it!
    Amberly
    ahmama06@yahoo.com

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  6. I am a "cover judger" so I was immediately intrigued at first glance!

    ldgermany@gmail.com

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  7. I have the book on my Kindle and really encourage others to read it. A wonderful powerful thought provoking novel.

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  8. Glad to stir up some interest in Jim's book! It's sooo fun to have a read tweak the gray matter!

    Patti

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  9. Please enter me:) I had Jim as a guest on my blog but I would love to read his book. Thanks for the chance!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. Please enter me in the contest! I love the premise of ROOMS.

    heather_hummel (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. The book sounds wonderful!!! I'd love to win a copy.

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  12. This book looks so intriguing! I can't wait to read it and hope I win.

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. I'd love to win this book! Sounds fascinating.

    Ann

    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  14. I am sitting here laughing a myself because I so badly want to win a copy of Jim's book that I am entering my name on every blog I can find with his interview. I am deeply impressed by what I have read about Jim Rubart and intrigued with his plot for "Rooms." I have already added his next book title to my list of books to be on the lookout for. Keep on writing, Jim! I think you have a great future as you use your ability for His work.

    janmarien@embarqmail.com

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  15. Hey Gang,
    Jim is the magic man of marketing. For those of you who've never heard him speak I will reveal nothing else. :) Seriously, he's the best. I can't wait to attend more of his classes. I met Jim Rubart in Jim Bell's mentoring class at Mt. Hermon in 2007. You can see a pick of all of us at www.jilliankent.com under the Writing Tips category. Rubart's the last one on the right.

    I bought Jim's book and my husband confiscated it so I haven't read it yet but he's loving it. Sounds like a great father's day gift to me.:)

    I'm looking forward to getting to know Dina better at Blueridge and I'm sure Jim will offer up great workshops.

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  16. May I enter? tcoltrin at gmail dot com

    Sounds wonderful.

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  17. Wow! This book sounds exciting and full of suspense. I love it and would love to win.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter


    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Keep 'em coming, folks! Will close the contest entries Tuesday at midnight!

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  19. I want to read this book, for, when I was a teen and writing short stories, I wrote an allegory about someone exploring a house with each room being a facet of a life.

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  20. I've been hearing alot about this book and how great it is. Please enter me in your giveaway...I'd love to read it. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  21. Cool post, Patti! Thanks so much for the review. I've got to get this book!

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  22. This book is being talked about EVERYWHERE! It must be something special! It sounds fascinating and I would love a chance to win it.

    sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Sounds like a great book!! I would love to win it!

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  24. Wow, this sounds like a great book. I have also heard lots of buzz about it. I would love to win a copy.

    pleblanc_1[at]charter[dot]net

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  25. Wow, Patti, thanks for the wonderful review!

    Laurie, whatever happened to that short story?

    And thanks to all for the support and encouragement!

    Jim

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  26. Jim, It never did make it onto a computer,w as completely a long-hand equivalent, so has long since disappeared in one of my myriad moves since I wrote it as a sophomore in high school.

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  27. Jim, it was a probing read! Always like those!

    Keep 'em coming, folks! You have two more days b/f the random drawing!!

    Patti

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  28. Me! Me!

    Sandra Heska King
    slking1@sbcglobal.net

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  29. I've heard such great things about this book. I confess when I initially heard about it, I wasn't that interested. But sometimes the buzz piques my interest, as it has with this one. Often when that occurs, I'm pleasantly surprised.

    pwriter1[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. Oh, MY! My MOM just sent an e-mail about "Rooms."

    Just finished Rooms - yesterday and today all I did was read until I finished it - I couldn't put it down. Rooms was very interesting - some real issues "attacked" there - I will have to go back and really think some of it over - but I am very glad I read it and he is a good story teller - if this his first book?

    Isn't that GREAT?!!! Guess my mom is a secret Inkie!!!!

    Yep, Rooms is drawing readers from age 25++++++++.
    LOL
    Patti

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  31. This book really intrigues me and would love the opportunity to win.
    bnredeemed(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. ROOMS looks like a great book! Enter me in the drawing!! Thanks - Heidi
    heidi at heidimain dot com

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