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Memory's Door (Well Spring #2)

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  266 ratings  ·  65 reviews
With a victory against the Evil One under their belts, the four of the Prophecy have managed to bring even greater adversity their way.
In Soul’s Gate, Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus—the four of the Prophecy—were set free from some of their deepest wounds.
Now the four must stand against the Enemy’s continues assaults—and try to determine how to prevail against the dark ma
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Alycia Morales
Taking a line from James L. Rubart's latest novel, "That was a ride on the far side of extreme." Memory's Door had me pinned to my seat as I flew through the novel.

The sequel to Soul's Gate, Memory's Door is a journey into battling the spirit of religion that reigns in today's society. But that isn't where it ends. Underneath is the story of forgiveness. And this is the part that touched me the deepest.

I'm a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I like to do things right. I like it when others do thing
Excellent continuation of the Soul's Gate series. Really makes me think about my spiritual life and what God could do in my life if I'd just let Him.
Dina Sleiman
Early this year I decided "Soul's Gate" by James Rubart is my new favorite novel. Now that I've read Memory's Door, Book 2 in the Wellspring series, I can say that the series is now my favorite as well. What would be very hard would be choosing between these books. Book 1 struck me as brilliant, largely because it was so different than anything I've ever read before--closest I could describe it would be the Frank Peretti books but with a fresh, contemporary twist--but book two stands on its own ...more
Amanda Stephan
Why is it so difficult for us to let go of the past? A place we'll never be able to return to and fix what we messed up. Why is it so tempting to focus on the what-might-have-beens rather than the what-I-have-right-nows? Throughout this book, one of the major themes is facing regrets. Mr. Rubart takes his readers on a whirlwind ride and forces them to ask pertinent questions - is God in every circumstance? Does He truly have control over *every* situation - even the ones that take something prec ...more
Trinity Rose
Memory’s Door by James L. Rubart is book two in A Well Spring Novel series. I can’t really explain how much I love this series. It is so full of life, hope, peace, but also has the darker side that will make you think that life isn’t about what we do every day it’s about the spiritual world.
As Christians we are fighting a fight here on earth that is for all eternity.
The Warriors Riding group of four have wars in the supernatural, going inside people’s souls to bring them peace and for them to
When I requested this book, I didn’t realize that it was the second in a series. However, I managed to follow the characters and events fairly well.
Spiritual warfare is a difficult genre to write because of the fine line between speculation and accurate doctrine. Since I have not studied the topic in any depth—and as a Baptist, I tend to be wary of such claims—I can only offer my opinion based on gut feelings.
As fiction, Memory’s Door is interesting. As doctrine…that’s where things get fuzzy. T
Sara Bennett
The first book was very strong and impacting and so was this one. It didn't get as strong until the end, I felt, but it certainly causes you to think about a lot of things. Including your lifestyle. And that's along with being and extremely exciting book, having some relatable characters, and a truly magical tale.

The plot went up and down and it wasn't really straightforward but I liked it. It's almost like life instead of a written story. You don't know where it's going and the path doesn't see
Wow, Rubart has been one of my favorite authors since he launched onto the fiction scene, but this book tops them all. This book makes you think, makes you examine what "rules" you follow, the spirit of why you do things--it's just amazing. I absolutely love that Rubart does not shy away from quoting from the Word, a technique that has become "unpopular" in today's political climate. We should not be ashamed! In the story, each time a big event would happen, I'd wonder why Rubart put the big kab ...more
Ralene Burke
Another exciting read from the man who brought us Rooms, The Chair, and of course the first book in this trilogy, Soul's Gate. I was practically chomping at the bit to rejoin the Warriors Riding after their first adventure.

And I was not disappointed. While I still like the first book better, this book definitely held it's own. James Rubart does a great job of exploring some of the more sensitive subjects that comes with our faith. Holding on to stuff in the past, facing our inner demons as well
Memory’s Door by James L. Rubart is the poignant and exquisite sequel to Soul’s Gate. This series never ceases to surprise and delight me with its unique twists and priceless lessons. We can easily apply what we read in this book to our own lives. Our strength to face each day and each battle never comes from ourselves. Instead, we draw our strength from Him who created all, and loves us with such fierce intensity and carefree abandon.

We are taken deeper into the lives of these four quietly unas
Well, this book was a challenge for me. I read the first one in the series, and enjoyed it alot. But for some reason this one was a bit more difficult for me to get through. It wasn't because I didn't enjoy it, but with young children at home, I do quite a bit of reading at bedtime, and for me, this is not a read-at-bedtime kind of book! This is a seriously intense book including demons in disguise and many other spiritual warfare issues. Not something I want to dream about! :-)
This book is a f
Michelle R. Wood
This sequel attempts to raise the stakes, in story and character. There are a few moments that hint at a deeper sense of adventure and mystery. But the meandering plot didn't feel nearly as tight this go round.

The prose and style of the book itself were comparable to the last novel, though there was a general lack of mystery this time that left some of the passages less transcendent, more rote. Also, I noticed a trend towards dictating the mood rather than letting the story grow it, more "tellin
Jean Wilund
I happen to really enjoy Christian fantasy, as I call this style of writing, thus I was drawn to James Rubart’s novels. I also thoroughly enjoy a fast pace with twists and turns and high stakes. Memory’s Door delivered in every area to the point I was literally exhausted at times by the end of a chapter. Unfortunately for me, his hooks are so excellent that I had to do battle with myself as to whether or not I really could spare the time to keep reading.

I had read the first book in the series,
The members of Warriors Riding are still together, waging spiritual warfare and bringing healing right to the very souls of people. The battle has not been without cost, however; Reece, their leader, lost his sight in a battle; Brandon's musical career may not last forever; Dana's career path is taking an unexpected turn; and Marcus is being tormented by alternate realities. Their ultimate enemy, the Wolf, has them in his sights and will not stop until he has completely destroyed them, body and ...more
The first book in this series, Soul's Gate, was so good that I didn't have high hopes of the second book being as good, but once again James Rubart knocks one out of the park.

Even though this is the second book in a series, and a continuation of the story in the first book, it is also a lot different and just as good as the first. The same characters are again front and center that we have come to know and love, and they face even more and stronger trials and fights.

The day I got this book i
Victor Gentile
James L. Rubart in his new book, “Memory’s Door” Book Two in the Well Spring series published by Thomas Nelson gives us another adventure with the four members of Warriors Riding.

From the back cover: The prophecy brought them together. But the Wolf has risen, and now their greatest battle begins.

The four members of Warriors Riding have learned to wage war in the supernatural, to send their spirits inside people’s souls, to battle demonic forces, and to bring deep healing to those around them.

This is one of those books that is kind of “out there” but I love it! When I say it’s “out there” I mean in how the author depicts the characters doing battle within a person’s soul. I do believe in spiritual warfare but not in the sense the author portrays it here.

I love following these characters as they struggle through difficult situations both physically and spiritually. This book focused on Marcus which I really enjoyed. He’s an extremely intelligent man who is just starting to get his pri

The four members of Warriors Riding have learned to wage war in the supernatural, to send their spirits into people's souls, to battle demonic forces, and to bring deep healing to those around them. But their leader Reece struggles with the loss of his sight and his passion photography along with it. Brandon is being stalked at his concerts by a man in the shadows, Dana's career seems to consume her, and Marcus starts to question his sanity as he seems to be slipping in and out of alternate rea
Whew! Buckle your seat belt for this one! Soul's Gate was simply a primer for the experiences that the Warriors Riding team have in store for them in Memory's Door. James L. Rubart has created a gripping tale that will delight lovers of supernatural fiction, yet it is so much more than just a good story. Deeply thought-provoking, this novel puts flesh onto the usually unseen war of the spiritual realm as the team must discern who the enemy is and engage that enemy in a combat unlike any other. R ...more
Linda Walters
I really liked this book and found it as interesting as the first. I would call it Intense and well written. I was concerned that after a space of time since reading the first it might be hard to just jump back in. But no worries, the writer did an excellent job; so good that if you haven't read the first one; it might not put you at a disadvantage like some series books might. In the early part of the book, there was a section that I was getting a little confused with; but as the story went on, ...more
After their hard earned victory over Satan and his demons in the first Well Spring novel, Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus are gearing up to prepare for their next Spiritual battle. Knowing that they need to prepare to go up against the Wolf to fulfill a prophecy is hard when they don't know what shape the Wolf will be in. Worn out from their last battle and called on to fight the enemy attacking them both singularly and collectively, the Warrior's Riding must rely on God's power more than ever. ...more
The Warrior Riders are back, and they must choose who to free next. Reveling in their previous victory against the Evil One, Reese, Dana, Brandon and Marcus are up for an adventure none of them want to miss. But discerning who is friend and who is foe is going t be harder than any of them realize, and all of them struggle with their own unique problems.

Reese is desperately fighting off the inner voices with his loss of vision. Depression weighs him down like a wet blanket, and he seemingly has
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I am so excited that I got the opportunity to review this book! If you've been with us from the beginning, one of the first books I reviewed @ The Indigo Quill was James L. Rubart's book, Book of Days (which I currently have my husband reading). I did not read the first book in this series, but I wasn't too lost. I would have, but I honestly didn't even realize it WAS part of a series until I started reading.

Well, this i
Vanya D.
NOTE: I received the book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. Thanks!

My rating is 3.5 stars.

I was a bit disappointed by Memory's Door. I guess the reason is the high bar that Soul's Gate put up at the start line. Truth is, I was expecting way more from this book. I mean, I got A LOT out of Soul's Gate - chills, moved spirit, lots and lots of love and mystery and such. But here? None of the above, which is a tragedy because I really wanted it to be more than just another average read.
Chelsea Johnson
The second book in the Well Spring series, Memory's Door gives us another exciting adventure of the Warriors Riding!

The Warriors have tougher challenges to face this time around: Zennon is tormenting Marcus with memories of what he did (or maybe didn't do is better) about his son, Dana's received a new promotion at work that is threatening to bury her and pull her away from the Warriors Riding, Brandon is battling a sore throat that could be indicative of something much worse and Reece is questi
Oh sweet day! Another novel by Jim Rubart. And not just any novel, this is the continuation of the great “Well Spring” novels. Hang onto your hats, we’re going in!

The members of the Warriors Riding are back and preparing for an even bigger battle this time. Reese is still struggling with the loss of his vision and how that will affect the warring that is taking shape against The Wolf. Brandon’s singing career continues to skyrocket, but an injury to his vocal chords may spell trouble for his fut
I absolutely LOVED this book. I love that it shows the plausible and probable of the spiritual world. I love the story of the Warriors Riding and the realness that the characters exemplify. Operating in your calling is not easy and is often the last thing we want to do, BUT somebody has to do it! The book gives the reader an awesome look at spiritual battles through a pair of eyes that are unlikely! The book shows that though we are not perfect we may be perfect for what God called us to do, but ...more
Another amazing and mind-blowing story from the mind of James Rubart! The story of Dana, Brandon, Marcus, and Reece continues with the struggles they face as they prepare to fight the Wolf. Professor Marcus is experiencing alternate realities and has a choice he must make, musician Brandon has a stalker, Dana's career is taking over, and Reece is adjusting to his unexpected blindness. As far as they've already come, they still struggle with doubt and fear, but they must overcome if they have any ...more
My Thoughts On This Book

I usually don’t read Christian Fantasy, but I read Soul’s Gate and was in awe, so I just had to read Memory’s Door because it is a sequel to Soul’s Gate. The four main characters in this story are people we would all love to be spiritually, because they are so in fellowship with the Lord that they follow the Him faithfully. But they are not without problems, difficulties, and struggles in the daily lives.

I don’t even have words to adequately describe James Rupart and his
This is the sequel to Soul's Gate in the 3-book Well Spring series. It continues the adventure of the four: Dana, Marcus, Brandon and Reece (The Warriors Riding) as they prepare themselves to tackle the malevolent "Wolf" who personifies the spirit of religion. The four all confront their own darkness that in some way or another is holding them from living in complete freedom in their walks with Jesus. This is a key theme of the series: we allow our past regrets to hold us back even when we have ...more
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James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, and Soul's Gate. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. Facebook: JamesLRubart
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“I don't like perfect people. They're usually not.” 3 likes
“In a sense, yes, but I have another concern that is a more imminent threat that is occupying the vast majority of my prefrontal cortex."

"I'm guessing that's part of the brain."

"In rudimentary terms it's the area of the brain where we make decisions."

Brandon scrunched up his face and pressed his finger into his cheek. "What does rudimentary mean?"

"It means--"

"I'm kidding, Professor." Brandon laughed and punched Marcus playfully in the arm. "I did go to school for a few years, you know.”
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