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!
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