Monday, August 8, 2011

The Chair, James L. Rubart

Restoration: to return something to its original condition. Isn't this the deepest desire in each of our hearts - one that has been there since the fall of Adam and Eve. We seek anything that will make us feel whole, complete, important. We strive for that feeling of the original condition - that feeling of oneness and rightness. Through Christ we find that as the layers of lies, deception, sin are stripped away and we are slowly restored through a lifetime to the original condition.

In this book Rubart explores this very theme - the need for restoration in the physical, the emotional and the spiritual.

When a strange lady appears at the door of Corin Roscoe's store he doesn't realize how drastically his life is about to change. With the gift of an antique chair Corin's life takes a drastic chair. Can this be a chair created by Christ himself? Does it really have the power to heal people? All these questions must be answered - and Corin quickly finds that he can not trust everyone in his life with this special adventure.

I really enjoyed the action of this book. I appreciate Rubart's exploration of the theme of restoration and the revelation of how precious our relationships truly are. That they are important enough to fight for.

If you enjoyed Rooms, and Book Of Days you will no doubt enjoy this one too. Rubart is becoming one of my favorite authors.

Thanks to B&H Publishing for this review copy.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book. It's a fast-paced suspense novel, but at the heart of it, the story is really about healing--both inner and outer. It was a great blend of suspense, action and a story of someone whose life and heart is unexpectedly transformed. It really made me wonder about the power of religious relics! The author has a great website and blog at