Thursday, November 1, 2012

Soul's Gate by James Rubart, with giveaway

“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.

“Readers with high blood pressure or heart conditions be warned: this is a seriously heart-thumping and satisfying read that goes to the edge, jumps off, and 'builds wings on the way down.'” —Publishers Weekly.

My review:

   This is only James Rubart's fourth book, but he has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Every one of his books is different from the average Christian novel on the market and is well worth reading. His books don't just entertain, they minister and move. I eagerly anticipate each new novel he writes, and this one more than the rest. It sounded like an excellent book, and the book trailer they made for the book made me want to read it all the more. (Check it out, it is at the end of this book review.)

   There are things that happen in this book that cannot happen in real life, such as going into someones soul to do battle for them, and there are other things that stretch the imagination and mind and make you wonder just what is possible if we truly had faith and believed.

    Rubart has written a masterpiece with this book. It is definitely entertaining and a page turner, but it is more than that. Using a fictional story, he has painted a great picture of spiritual warfare, intercession, and shown through his story how even Christians remain bound by fears, insecurities, etc.

   And did I mention what a fantastic read it is? I literally could not put it down. I'm serious, it is that good. I loved the plot and idea of the book, the characters, the suspense. And the book made me think, and not all fiction books will do that.

   I had a couple of issues with the book. A demon masquerading as a person tells someone to go to "the hot place" - I don't like to see or hear that in a Christian book for any reason. Also, the author ascribes to the idea that Christians can have a demon. I won't go into the reasons why, but I don't agree with that. Those two issues aside, this is truly one one the best Christian fiction books I have ever read. People who don't normally read Christian fiction should read this, especially if you want a picture of intercession and spiritual warfare. Awesome book.

More about the book here.
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. Rubart lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

Find out more about Jim at
Soul's Gate is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Litfuse for the review copy.


  Win an iPad Mini from @JimRubart and RSVP for his Live Video Chat {11/13}! The first book in best-selling author Jim Rubart's new series, Soul's Gate, releases on November 6th! 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!