James l rubart the chair
The Chair by James L. RubartIf this book had been as good (that is of course a subjective word choice) throughout as it was for say the final quarter I could and would have given it 4 stars. This is the second book by the author Ive read. It like the first I found (and again that is a subjective statement) I found the storytelling slow and somewhat disjointed.
The book has a story to tell us and its got a message to deliver. it does both its just that I found it a little convoluted, much as if there is/was maybe a quarter more book than there needs/needed to be. There are parts of the storytelling that just seems tacked on.
There are also some false notes and Im not sure if they are there to show that people will accept arguments simply because theyve heard them a lot or because the writer didnt check. (For example one of our characters who is hostile to Christianity states that Jesus nowhere says He is the Son of God. This is not true [note John 10:36, why do you call it blasphemy when I say, I am the Son of God? After all, the Father set me apart and sent me into the world. So Im not sure if his point is to get readers to check or simply that people have heard this a lot and simply accept it and he didnt look). There are a few places where the false notes intrude. On the other hand I suppose many readers will read over them without notice. Still it is as I noted a sour note in the books song.
Both books Ive read by this writer have the same sort of back story. There are characters who have at least peripherally known God and are now making their way back. There are characters who have been hurt and and are now hostile to Christianity. Others arent what they seem and so on.
As I said, not a bad book and I like the way he tied it up. I only wish that the story had been more organized a little sooner.
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The James L. Rubart Collection: Rooms, Book of Days, and The Chair
The Chair, a novel James L. I have read all three of James Rubart's books I hope he continues to write I will plan to read every one. The Chair. James L. If someone gave you a chair and said it was made by Jesus Christ, would you believe them?
Buying Options:. James Rubart blends easy, fast-paced reads with deep, spiritual ideas. In "Rooms," he used a huge coastal home to represent rooms and dark corners of our lives. In "Book of Days," he explored God's working in our lives, past, present, and future. This time around, "The Chair" is an ancient artifact that may or may not be a piece crafted by Jesus' own hands in His days as a carpenter. Corin owns an antique store in Colorado Springs. He's an adrenaline junkie.
There are lots of ways to do this, such as waiting until the last possible instant to pull the ripcord on his parachute. Right where his nightmares begin. In his paying-the-bills life, Corin owns an antique shop in Colorado Springs where he restores collectibles. But nothing prepares him for the day an elderly woman brings him a simple chair—not to sell, but to keep. The more he finds out, the more intrigued he is.