On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-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 nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sar...more
Micah Taylor, inherits a home from his long been dead Uncle Archie. An uncle he has never met. Micah is the owner of his own soft...more
Rooms was toted as being similar to "The Shack". I loved "The Shack"! In fact I think during the time that book was in my hands all I wanted to do was read it and nothing else. It was fantastical (fantastic, fantasy, mystical - all rolled into one word). When I happened across Rooms at the bookstore, it was the cover that first drew me in. Yes, I am one of those people who...more
Are you a believer? Or, are you on your way to walking with God? If so, you are going to find the events in this novel right up your alley.
Micah Taylor, the twenty-something founder of a multi-million dollar software company finds himself finds himself summoned to a journey of fulfillment like he has never known before which will take him through...more
The plot line of facing your past, no matter how horrible or rough it maybe, forgiving yourself, others and your pa...more
Micah Taylor is a young business tycoon in the computer software industry. One day, he receives a letter from a great-uncle who's been dead for twelve years, informing him that a new coastal home has just been completed for him to inherit.
The house turns out to have creepy goings-on behind...more
Can't discuss any of the plot or characters without...more
I met James Rubart at a Christian writer's conference several years ago. Back then, I was a teenager still in college, struggling to write even a short story that I was happy with, wondering if I was meant to be a writer or if I should just quit while I was ahead. Rubart was the keynote speaker at a local...more
What if a house you inherited is more than it seems? What if doors appear out of nowhere and lead to rooms filled with mystery? What if your life changed daily in unimagined ways? For Seattle software tycoon, Micah Taylor, these questions are not academic. An uncle he's never met leaves him a house in Canon Beach on the Oregon Coast. Micah determines to sell the home, especially since it's located in a place that holds powerful memories for him. But after a visit, and after me...more
Rubart's use of his word vault draws you in from the beginning and keeps you dialed in until the very last word. Even then, he leaves you wanting more!
This is....make no mistake...a Christian fiction. It sets out to tell a slightly allegorical tale (not precisely allegorical but that's getting semantic) of a man's journey back to Christ.
Now, that isn't a spoiler and I include i...more
This is the question at the heart of the novel *Rooms* by Jame...more
2010 (April 1)
Reviewed by Cindy Loven
WOW!! That had to be my first word for this book review. I first heard of James Rubart while in a chat for writers about marketing. I was so impressed with him in that chat, which made me super excited when B&H sent me his book to review. OH my this book is a MUST READ!!!
Micah Taylor has the world in his grasp, he is the owner and founder of a software company and he is beyond rich. But his world is fixing to...more
Our main character, Micah Taylor, has inherited a mysterious house build just for him on the Oregon coast. The announcement comes posthumously in the form of a letter from his long deceased great uncle Archie, that he barely remembers.
Micah is presented as a self-made man with personal assets in the multi-millions, in the limelight, admired...more
Micah Taylor, a very successful up-and-comer Seattle based Software mogul, is put into a huge quandary. “Is the life I’m living...more
Author: James L. Rubart
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Genre: Christian Fiction
This book will change you. You’ve been warned. Author Robert Liparulo comments that this is “Part The Screwtape Letters, part The Shack.” I agree, but I would also add another comparison. Years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a cassette tape of a wonderful sermon-story entitled, My Heart, Christ’s Home. This book is that sermon-story, in print.
Micah Taylor seems to have it...more
Rooms by James L. Rubart is an incredible debut novel about living the life God desires. Micah Taylor is living at the top of the world; his software company has made him a multimillionaire and his partner will soon be his fiance. He receives a letter from his deceased great-uncle Archie, whom he's never met, informing him of a house that Archie built for Micah in Cannon Beach, the hometown he left behind along with all of the bad memories associated with it. Archie's enigmatic letter goads Mica...more
The book talks about Micah who lost faith growing and living life and gaining it back again through a journey set in a mysterious house given by a relative who died. With the first...more
What a crock. Everything that people enjoy in life -- money, fame, love with a person -- is Mammon, and you need to give it up in order to fill your life with God's love. God hates DVDs (but not Braveheart). I'm sorry, I don't buy it.
Maybe I should back up a little and say, I'm not a Christian, and this is my first foray into Christian fiction. If I'd known that beforehand, I would not have started reading this book; I certainly wouldn...more
By James Rubart
B&H Publishing Group
405 Pages (Galley)
DUE OUT IN APRIL - YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THOUGH...
James Rubart hooked me immediately in his fascinating, awesome novel, Rooms!
Micah Taylor is an energetic, innovative leader of a software company at which he has hired many creative staff. The company has not only been successful but has moved into the forefront, winning awards and receiving much publicity in trade and business magazines.
But then Mica...more
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And wanting more.
With the vastness of love.
Losing myself as the waves wash over me,
Caught up in the a hurricane of overwhelming peace,
I have let go,
And He has found me.”