Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart

Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart

I enjoy Jim Rubart's books, so I was excited to see this new release, Soul's Gate, a Well Spring novel. 

Let’s begin with the summary:

“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.”

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.

Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.

Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.

They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.

Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

And now, my review: 

Once in a while a book comes along that’s as relatable as it is enjoyable (no coincidence, I’m sure). This was one of those books.

The author deals with spiritual warfare along with some universal themes: regret, family dynamics, relationship issues, and one’s calling. The idea that people can war for each other in each other's souls was unique and interesting.

I liked the main setting—the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

I enjoy Christian books that cross over into supernatural territory, which this one did a lot. The author demonstrated the truth that there is power in our words and the truth does set people free. I could relate with the warfare and how Jim portrayed the fierce battles with demons, but how Jesus’s name, His blood, His power overcame for them. These characters weren’t perfect, and that was relatable too. 

This novel transcended entertainment. I found myself thinking differently, praying differently while reading. Readers pick up new tools, new perspectives. You can't put a price on that. 

Once again, reading this story felt like watching a movie. I could see the battles, the adventures. And just when I thought something might go one way, he’d surprise me with a twist while he kept things focused on the team of heroes. Their courage inspired me. And I can’t wait until their next adventure.

Highly recommended!

Here's the trailer:


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