One rainy day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, 25-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, 9,000-square-foot house. When bizarre things start happening there, locals tell cynical Micah the place is "spiritual". But he will slowly discover the home isn't just spiritual; it's a physical manifestation of his soul.
©2010 James L. Rubart (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Rubart's work clips along nicely, and his premise is compelling." (Publishers Weekly)
I have listened to both of Rubart's books on Audible now and have to say the the Christians will love this book. I do not feel though that his writings are preaching, quite the opposite they are quite uplifting although a little corny in some, but only some, places. The actual stories, without the God part make for very good and quite original stories. Definately worth listening to. My only gripe; the author really should have let someone else read his books.
I bought the ebook and audio as whisper-sync from Amazon. It was the first time I had used this system, which enables you to either read or listen to the book and it will sync to the last point you have got to regardless of format. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I started reading, went to audio, and when I went to listen to it again it took me back to where I had been reading! It is good though, to have the choice. Personally, I preferred to listen to it and think it would have taken me a lot longer to read it.
I would say it is similar to e.g. Paolo Cohelo, as he brings the allegory to life through simple story telling. Also echoes of the Butterfly Effect in terms of how different actions have their own reactions and repercussions, although it's not at all violent or disturbing.
I liked Rick, and Sarah.
I loved the moments of realisation, which even if we can see them a mile away are truly revelatory for Micah! I loved to see what was behind each new door, and how Micah would respond to it. And I really felt for young Micah, I just wanted to hold him and tell him how great he was and that it would all be OK.
I really wanted to give it a 5, however something about it was just too simplistic and a little trite. That said, it is a good read and does make you think. Great narration, really enjoyed listening to it.
The anticipation of what would happen next kept me from wanting to put it down
The consequences to the main character's choices were very significant. Our choices in this life don't always impact the way his did.
I've not listened to any of J L Rubart's other performances.
Several moments in the book moved me. The appearance of the rooms always made me sit on the edge of my seat
"Entertaining and spiritually eye opening!"
first time reading a Christian mystery and I wasn't let down. Great story line.
"Excellent read for Christians."
The story was very good...similar in theme to the Nicholas Cage movie, "The Family Man". The lead character changed his mind a few too many times for me, but I understand how it played into the changes in his life. Will definitely read more by Mr. Rubart!
Very, very enjoyable! Glad I purchased this audio book. I also liked his book, "The Chair". I anticipate purchasing more of Mr Rubart's books. The narration was very good, also. This is Christian Fiction at it's best. Thanks, Audible, for making this genre' available!
"Fascinating spiritual growth"
This is a excellent book. Through the story you draw closer to God as his truths are revealed.
I read this book for free on my Kindle and LOVED it. I was very surprised when I went to purchase the audio version for my husband that it wasn't out yet the book had not even been released yet. So I finally got the audio version and what a treat it was James L Rubart did a wonderful job narrating as well. If you love God you will enjoy this Novel very much!
This starts out a bit slow, but grabs your attention shortly. Enough twists to keep you eager to hear more. You will hear a message just for you by the middle of the book, listen carefully.
Author is also narrator, he does fairly well for a long listen.
Ted Dekker has a match with this author.
I didn't like...I loved this book. I didn't want to stop & I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had other things I had to do. The one thing I don't agree with is when Mica told satin that he binds him I the name of Jesus. I was taught that binding & loosing was referring to discipline. That even the archangel Michael didn't tackle satan. He called on God to rebuke him. That being said I can't wait to read more of this authors' books.
One of the best books ....
This author uses fiction to weave a story that tell truth of the heart, desire, surrender and deception of our human heart. I loved the outcome of the Glory of Gods profound work in our heart but also the importance of how God gives us free will to choose our destiny!!
Highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to understand the truth of our inner voice and our heart!
"Very Unsatisfying Read"
This book was so disappointing. It was some sort of Allegorical Read but felt like he was trying to copy THE SHACK. It was long... boring and really preachy. I get was he was trying to communicate but whoa.... it did me in. I decided I would finish it to the end and so I did but it left me with a big disappointing taste.
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