10 November 2012

Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart, Book review & Giveaway

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-13: 978-1401686055


“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.

My thoughts:

Soul's Gate will have readers think deeply of their faith and their true understanding of the Bible's teachings.
Consider Ephesians 6-12: Paul teaches that in our lives we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness in this world and the spiritual weaknesses in high places.

Soul's Gate reveals that spiritual warfare is not only possible but very real for some! I'll gauge that for those readers who might wonder why life is so frustrating and at times near impossible, answers can be found here!

In book 1 of  ' A Well Spring' series James L. Rubart gives us an eloquent and often gripping story including a number of 'what if' situations.
This unique plot reveals four spiritual warriors: the song, the teacher, the leader and the temple. Together they rise up and fight for the hearts of others!

Now this is no Twilight stuff (sorry, no sparkly vampires!)! 
We follow the characters as they remind each other to accept the fact Jesus and the Holy Spirit most of them have followed throughout their lives is not one that will stay locked up in a westernized translation of Christianity.

 'If we believe there is a spiritual realm, it is time to master its secrets'
God said: I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness - secret riches'. 
And the following statement: 'People do not like to explore without all the lights on. 
And then food for thought: 'If you say you believe the Word of God, it is time to start acting like it.'

Soul's Gate is an intriguing inspirational journey into the real war of spiritual beings of angels and demons. As a warning, please consider the novel for older teens and mature readers as this is no fantasy!
Rubart clearly explains in his notes that he does not believe our spirits can travel into other souls as it is implied in the novel. The ideas however illustrates the possibility of this happening and of course a number of incidents featured are also true life experiences.

Excellent work from a Master Storyteller!
5 stars!!

About the Author:

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. While being the owner of Barefoot Marketing certainly keeps him on his toes, his passion is writing fiction.

Rubart is an ECPA best-selling author who has been positively reviewed by both Publisher's Weekly and Romantic Times. His first novel, Rooms, won a Best Books 2011 award from USA Book News, as well as a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award. His debut release was followed by Book of Days and The Chair. Soul's Gate is Rubart's fourth release.

In addition to being an author, Rubart is also a photographer, guitarist, professional speaker, golfer and semi-pro magician. With all of this, he says that he barely sleeps. Visit his website
Let me share however a few of his words:

'If you are curious... I love God, my wife, my sons, writing, speaking, playing guitar, and golf, in that order. And I dabble in photography.'

I like this author's priorities!

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To learn more about this Blog Tour schedule including read other reviews (see here)

The first book in best-selling author Jim Rubart's new series, Soul's Gate, released on 6th November 2012! To celebrate, Jim has teamed up with his publisher, Thomas Nelson, for a virtual book tour, iPad Mini giveaway and a Live Video Author Chat {11/13}. 

Watch the video trailer for the book here.


One "soulful" winner will receive:

  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • Soul's Gate by Jim Rubart {Be caught up in this captivating series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 12th. Winner will be announced at the "Soul's Gate Author Chat Party on 11/13. Connect with Jim for an evening of book chat, trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Soul's Gate and join Jim on the evening of the November 13th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 13th!

I received this book free from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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