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Book of Days

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  756 ratings  ·  126 reviews
"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16 Young Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they would. Memories he knows he has to remember. His father tells Cameron that to save his mind he must fi ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by B&H Books (first published December 20th 2010)
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Yvann S
Summary: Cameron’s father, dying of Alzheimer’s Disease, instructed him to find the Book of Days, in which the past, present and future of every soul are recorded. His wife mentioned the same
book in her dying moments. So Cameron sets off to find it when his own memory starts to fade, at age 33. In the tiny Oregon town in which he starts his search, he encounters some strange and strong personalities, who can only be with him or against him in his search...

I requested this through LibraryThing’s
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Jeffery Moulton
This was the first "Christian" book I've read, and I really hope it doesn't represent the genre as a whole, though it seemed on par with most Christian films I've seen. First, the Christian aspects did not bother me. In fact, they were fairly downplayed and generally referred to belief in God rather than straight up Christianity. At times they felt a little shoehorned in, and characters that were supposed to be overtly religious... um... didn't do anything overtly religious except tell people th ...more
Alycia Morales
James L. Rubart ran to the top of my favorite authors list this week. After reading both "Rooms" and "Book of Days," I find myself astounded by his story-telling. His descriptions inspire me. I enjoy phrases like “something about you crumbled his Oreos” on nearly every page. His wordsmithing is refreshing, like ice cold sweet tea on a hot summer’s day.

Both novels are deep, searching, and thought-provoking. They challenge a believer to reflect on their faith, looking for a deeper relationship wit
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Paula Vince
Psalm 139: 16 tells us that our days were all recorded in God's Book of Days before any of them came to be. The idea of the physical existence of such a book, with past, present and future histories of every man and woman written in it, is fascinating. As the characters in this story search for such a book, I was looking forward to getting stuck into it.

There is an Indiana Jones quest type feeling about it from the very start. The hero, Cameron Vaux, believes his wife and father found it when th
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Mandy J. J.
MOM'S REVIEW:

Two stars for those who might like reading about the possibility of finding God's book that records our lives according to Psalm 139:16. The characters were genuine and believable, but the plot was not. I was encouraged with the ending to the story, though, and with the focus on God knowing and caring about all the details of our lives.

BOOK OVERVIEW:

"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16 Young Cameron
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Michelle
Book of Days was interesting in a totally Rubart sort of way. What I mean is that the mind-twisting content reminded me of Rooms, his first book. Now whether or not the third book, The Chair, has the same feel...we'll see. Regardless, I found myself enjoying the story. At first I was thinking, "where is this all going?" and "When will they decide what they want to do?" I enjoyed the flashbacks of Cameron's time with Jessie. I found that heart-wrenching and beautiful. I also found the history bet ...more
Debbie
What a great book!Mr. Rubart's books NEVER disappoint. I would love to see a sequel to this one.I believe it would be quite interesting. If you need a great read may I humbly recommend the following three by Mr. Rubart: ROOMS,The CHAIR, and BOOK of DAYS. Just do yourself a favor and read them all!:D
Randy Tramp
Book of Days by James Rubart
The Book:
Cameron Vaux's is losing his mind. As each day goes by his memories slip away. He wants to restore his thoughts, so in a desperate effort he tries to find the Book of Days. This is a mysterious book that Cameron believes is his answer. He struggles with his wife’s early death and meets a person with the similar circumstances in Three Peaks. The search takes him to a small town in Oregon, a place that is filled with secrets and hidden agendas.
Ann Bannister, w
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Lawrence
The basics: Cameron Vaux is told by both his father and wife before their deaths, years apart and without any knowledge on the other's part, that he needs to find God's book of days referenced in Psalms 138. He chooses not to act on that until he begins experiencing the signs of memory loss that his father did before his death. He visits his father!s hometown with his wife's foster sister, who also has ties to the same town. Their investigation creates controversy, with help that is unwanted off ...more
Aubrie Thurman
Wow. Even though the author took a Bible verse and worked it into a fictional story line, the message behind it all was amazing. It really ripped at my heart and made me think about what story I am leaving to be discovered in God's book someday. Do I want to find good and wonderful memories of which I can be proud of, or do I want to see my life and be ashamed...... the end of the book is where it hit me the hardest. The fact that we need to remember that we have a choice, and our choices and re ...more
Nancy
Book of Days is a book for thought. Cameron’s father when passing and, seven years later his beloved wife; tell him to find the Book of Days. It will tell him what will happen to him in the future, just as it told them. Cameron, a non-believer basically blows it off until he finds himself losing his memory, just as his father did. He’s much too young for Alzheimer’s and, with a budding career in videography he is concerned.

He remembers his father mentioning a small town in Oregon named Three Pea
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Julie
I really, really wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did, and I when I read the afterword I liked it a little more. It was nice to know that James L. Rubart felt led to write this book when his own father's memory was failing, and that Psalm 139:16 comforted him.

Before knowing about the personal connection to the story, I felt like it was another well-written book full of mystery, secrets, and suspense. It is classified as a Fiction/Christian/Suspense genre, and it is written in
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Keiki Hendrix
Using Psalm 139:16 "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.", Jim Rubart has woven a suspense novel that will prompt you to think, keep you in suspense, and tie it all up in a message of truth.

Prior to her death, Cameron Vaux's wife had said "Death brings clarity. It sweeps away all the doubt." Now she is gone, killed in a car accident, and he is struggling to keep
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Jean Wilund
"God's Book of Days: a record of the past, present, and future of every soul. Some say it's a fable. Others are sure it's real, hidden somewhere on Earth. If Cameron Vaux can't find it, he will lose everything."

I was drawn to this book because the author, Jim Rubart, was inspired to write it after watching his father deal with dementia. I, too, have been affected by dementia as not only did my father develop it, but both his parents did as well. The thought of "will this happen to me, too?" is n
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Katie
When I first read the back of this book, I was a little skeptical. A physically book somewhere that God has the past, present, and future of every person that ever existed? That is impossible. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book – at all. However, after finishing the last page of this book, I was pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this book! Mystery filled this book from nearly the very beginning and suspense carried me through every page.

The characters were ve
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Candy
I began reading Book of Days in the anniversary month of my grandmother's death. Just reading the first chapter or two was painful because I was in Cameron's very shoes, watching my grandmother deteriorate before my eyes, forgetting who I was and finally not knowing anyone. When I was halfway through the book, my mother suffered a stroke. Even though it was very mild and she still has use of her body and can talk, they talked about how her memory might not be the same and how to prevent a worse ...more
Cindy
What if there were a book that showed us all our days, that told us what the future held for us. All my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. Psalm 139:16 Cameron Vaux is on a quest to find out if there is a physical book, here on this earth that tells us of our days. Having faced the tragedy of loosing his father, first to Alzheimer's and then to death, while his father was still young, then loosing his dear wife Jessie after only five years of marriage, ...more
Kara
I recently had the opportunity to review Book of Days, James Rubart's upcoming novel. The book draws from Mr. Rubart's personal experience as his father, who passed away during the writing, dealt with Alzheimer's disease.

About the book:

Cameron Vaux's mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier, are vanishing, just as his dying father said they would. So Cameron goes on a quest to find "the book with all the days in it" that both his father and his wife had mentioned to him.
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Laura
Title: BOOK OF DAYS
Author: James L. Rubart
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
January 2011
ISBN: 978-14336-7151-7
Genre: Fiction/Christian/Suspense

Inspired by Psalm 139:16, which reads, “Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.” (HCSB), BOOK OF DAYS is also a very personal work for author James L. Rubart. He was led to write this book as he saw his own father’s memory failing. He writes in the afterword, “I started to wo
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Clockstein Lockstein
Book of Days by James L. Rubart is a fascinating look at memory, forgiveness, and God. Cameron Vaux watched his father die eight years ago, but even more terrible than his death was watching him lose his memories to a devastating illness. Now, two years after the death of his beloved wife Jessie, Cameron is starting to worry that he may suffer from that same illness. He's forgetting conversations moments after they happen, missing appointments, and reading notes in his own handwriting as if for ...more
Ronald Roseborough
Do you believe in a Book of Days? A book that lists the past, present, and future of everyone on Earth. Cameron Vaux doesn't, but he is starting to experience lapses of memory. His dad had died eight years ago after a devastating bout with dementia. His last conversation with Cameron had centered around the idea of a book that showed the future, which his father had seen. His dad believed it would be Cameron's salvation when he also would start to loose his memories. Cameron was not a religious ...more
Cafelilybookreviews
If you’re a fan of mystery and suspense, don’t miss Book of Days by James L. Rubart. This book is full of twists, turns and adventure – readers will not find themselves bored. I haven’t read any other titles by James Rubart, but according to some of his fans he writes along the same lines as Ted Dekker. This particular book is bitter-sweet for the author, who was losing his father to Alzheimer’s as he was writing the book.

The main character, Cameron Vaux also loses his dad to Alzheimer’s and is
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"All of my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began." ~ Psalm 139:16

Cameron's dad was in the hospital because he was forgetting pieces of his life, like who his son was, who his wife was and where he was. Just days before he dies, he asks Cameron to visit. In a moment of clarity, he tells Cameron to find the book. He has seen it and touched it. He promises that what is happening to him will happen to Cameron too. If he doesn't want to lose his memories and be
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Jen
My 2 stars pretty much sums this up, and that might be generous. The book was okay at best (I just finished reading this 2 days ago and I already forgot the two main characters names.) I never connected to the lead characters, they felt pretty one-dimensional to me - actually all the characters were. I also wasn't sure how to feel about the religious aspect of the book. I don't mind books that are spiritually focused, in fact, if they are done right, I really appreciate them, but this one veered ...more
Brenda
Cameron Vaux was twenty five when his father died, his dad was only forty-nine. The last conversation Cameron had with his dad was on a day when his dad was pretty lucid, you see Cameron's dad suffered from memory loss, dementia. When he warns Cameron that he too will lose his mind, and when he starts losing his memory that he must find the book of all days Cameron just brushes it off. Fast forward eight years and Cameron's memory is starting to fail. It has been going on for over a year and its ...more
Heather
If you could see you past, present and future laid out before you, would you want to?

Cameron Vaux has been told that there is a book written by God himself that tells the past, present and future of every living soul. Being an agnostic he doesn't believe but he feels he must search out the reason both his late Father and late wife believed. Both, at the time of their deaths, mentioned the book and that he needed to find it. Cameron sets off on the quest when he starts to lose his memories.

The st
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Cheryl
Eight years ago, as Cameron Vaux’s father was dying, he told instructed Cameron to find the book. The book of all days. Cameron didn’t spend much thought on his father’s incoherent words.

Now, eight years later, Cameron is forgetting things. It is like Alzheimer’s. Though Cameron is too young to have Alzheimer’s yet. It is like someone has taken an easer to Cameron’s past. No matter how hard Cameron tries to remember events it is getting harder and harder to remember. Cameron does have a flash b
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Michelle
As expected, I loved this novel by James Rubart. Although I enjoyed Rooms, as well as The Chair, and eager to read others, I believe Book Of Days is my favorite thus far by this author! :)

I found this book to be inspirational and encouraging for anyone who has a loved one, or themselves, who suffer from Alzheimers or other Mental Illnesses

I've always been curious if there is an actual Book of Days, and the way James Rubart expressed his idea of such a concept with such depth is how I envisioned
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Nora St Laurent
I was thankful for receive a review copy of such an intriguing and thought provoking book. James L. Rubart brings up an interesting topic I hadn’t really thought about before. I hadn’t thought about the idea of recording life in a book for all to see. What kind of life am I recording? What happens to our memories? And what would someone give to be the owner of the book of days which held a person’s past, present and future? This author brings up great questions.

This book reminded me of an Indian
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Angela White
I wasn't sure what to expect from the prologue and first few chapters, but this book was SO worthwhile!

What if there were a book that contained all of your life, your past present, and future memories? What if this same book contained all of this for every person who ever has (or ever will) lived?

Coming off the loss of his father to Alzheimers and his wife to an accident, we come to find Cameron, a filmmaker and agnostic, battling with the crippling knowledge that his memory is beginning to fai
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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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