By James Rubart
In Stores Nov. 6
For many years now, James Rubart’s books have been on my “To Read” list, but I have never gotten around to reading any of his previous three books: “Rooms,” “Book of Days,” or “The Chair.” I knew he wrote speculative fiction in the same vein two of my favorites (Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti) but just never had started reading any of his books, although they all line my shelves. Finally, with Rubart’s latest book, the author has made the jump from my “To Read” list to my “Must Read” list.
If you’ve ever read Peretti’s “This Present Darkness,” “Soul Gate” is the 21st century counterpart to that classic novel of spiritual warfare. If you are fan of Peretti’s speculative fiction or some of Dekker’s work, you will love “Soul Gate.”
Reece Roth has been called to fulfill a prophecy that was given 30 years ago — a prophecy of four warriors that would change the world. He has gathered the young warriors at a mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where Reece must overcome the tragedy that has haunted him for three decades and help the warriors learn how they can travel inside another person’s soul. Once there, the warriors will do battle with demonic powers with souls hanging in the balance.
“Soul Gate” is an exciting tale of healing and freedom as the relateable characters travel down their individual paths of restoration and redemption. Unless you’ve read Peretti’s “Darkness” series, you may not have ever thought about spiritual warfare this way before. Rubart vividly portrays the real battles we all endure every day inside our heads — the battles between good and evil, right and wrong. You’ll be asking questions and thinking about “Soul Gate” long after you put the book down.
I loved this story and can’t wait for the second book in the series — “Memory’s Door” — scheduled to be released next August. And I definitely am going back and reading Rubart’s previous books now.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give “Soul Gate” a 4.5.
I received a review copy from Lit fuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.
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