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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James L. Rubart Narrator: James L. Rubart Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781441888181
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It was just a letter. Cryptic, yes. Absurd? Absolutely. But Seattle software tycoon Micah Taylor can’t get it out of his mind — this claim that a home was built for him, by a great uncle he never knew, on the Oregon coast. In Cannon Beach. The one place he loves. The one place he never wants to see again. Micah goes to Cannon Beach intending to sell the house and keep his past buried, but the nine thousand square-foot home instantly feels like it’s part of him. Then he meets Sarah Sabin at the local ice cream shop . . . Maybe Cannon Beach can be a perfect weekend getaway. But strange things happen in the house. Things Micah can’t explain. Things he can barely believe. All the locals will say is that the house is “spiritual.” Unsettling, since Micah’s faith slipped away like the tide years ago. And then he discovers the shocking truth: the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation. Of his soul. Will Micah run — or will he risk everything to see what waits for him deep within the house’s ROOMS? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/15/2014

    " I would have really liked this book if I had not felt like it was preaching to me. It had a lot of potential and a lot of good character development. The writer was also really good and creating an amazing visualization of everything he wanted you to see. I knew going in that it was a religious book, but I felt that it was just too much in my face. Aside from that, I thought it was very creative and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Griffin | 2/4/2014

    " Rooms, by James L. Rubart, is the story of Micah Taylor, a young man who has established himself in the software industry. It seems Micah has everything a man could want, fame, fortune, and a beautiful girlfriend, but there is still something missing. Micah feels no connection, no purpose. This begins to change when he receives a letter from a great uncle. Since Micah never knew his great uncle other than by reputation, he is stunned to find that the man has built him a home on the coast of Oregon. With the intention of selling the home, Micah goes to look over the home and discovers that this is no ordinary home. There is a connection, a sense of belonging within the home. He feels an unexplained comfort within the walls of the house. [return][return]Rooms will appeal to readers who enjoy a mystery, strange happenings, and Christian fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Layton | 2/4/2014

    " This is a book you can't put down. That said, it's much more than that. It brings one face to face with the status of your relationship with God. And that's a very good thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GI Jones Girl | 2/3/2014

    " I can't put it down! This book makes you really think about your life in the world and of the world... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Haley | 1/31/2014

    " I feel a little bad assigning a rating to this book when I didn't even make it through two chapters. The story might have ended up being OK but the writing style was so bad I couldn't continue. I don't think I'm a huge snob when it comes to writing, but this was more than I could take. I honestly felt like I was reading something from a 6th grade writing contest. Disappointing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie Pryor | 1/27/2014

    " Loved this book. The beginning was captivating, the middle was a little hard to follow, but the ending was hard to put down. I totally recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra Krell | 1/26/2014

    " Fantastic novel by Rubart. If you are ready to confront the rooms of your soul, no matter how scary, this book is for you. I was left deeply inspired by the end, you will have your own takeaway and they will vary as greatly as each personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 1/24/2014

    " I was hoping this book would be like THE SHACK but it wasn't. It started out great. But towards the end it got too muddled, in my opinion. What was already odd became very odd. Now I know when dealing in the realm of spirituality all things are possible. I just felt as shaky as this guy was all this happening to him probably wouldn't have worked out so nicely. I understand the premise he was working on, but I just can't go for more than 3 stars even though the beginning was a 4. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie Teeling | 1/19/2014

    " A debut novel with great teaching about our journey with God. Sometimes, I found the plot unorganized. However, I would read it again. A story that makes you think about your heart. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 1/13/2014

    " Made it about page 90. I had no idea this was so religiously based. Just couldn't relate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla Wood | 1/11/2014

    " I thought this book was a little too long and fairly confusing. It was okay, but I definitely enjoyed The Shack more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette Mcmahon | 12/20/2013

    " This is a perfect read for anyone who enjoyed The Shack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/9/2013

    " I really really liked it but I wanted to love it, but it just wasn't one of those books that I can't put down. Gets you thinking about what you truly value though "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie Allen-abreu | 11/17/2013

    " Started out very interesting, didn't know it was such a spiritual book. Wasn't my thing, but others with more of a religious desire would enjoy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tina | 9/29/2013

    " This book was a free download for my Kindle, and wasn't worth the time. It was very heavy handed with the Christian thing, which isn't okay with me. If you want to write/read Christian literature, gerat. Just make sure you advertise it as such. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristiann | 9/16/2013

    " I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.... I think not. It was too scattered. It's very Shack-ish, but not nearly as good. Still, some great thoughts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 5/5/2013

    " Makes you think about the "rooms" in your own life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/31/2013

    " it took me a while to figure this book out. but very insightful and christian-oriented mixed in with the supernatural element. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 11/27/2012

    " I am currently reading this and absolutely enjoying it! I really like the concept of a house that manifests as someone's soul. It think it is really well-written, combining Christian ideals and a little fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronie | 9/4/2012

    " This was a life-changing book for me. Great storytelling and spiritually impacting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Swenson | 6/18/2012

    " Very thought provoking. I loved that it is set in Cannon Beach, my favorite vacation spot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 6/10/2012

    " Very interesting book. Now that I understand a little more about the story, I need to re-read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bekki | 3/8/2012

    " I'm so unsure how to comment on this book...It's....interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad Stewart | 7/2/2011

    " Great read, couldn't put it down.. I Highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 5/15/2011

    " A story of freedom and healing.....to live more completely as God would choose us to live. Is a reminder of those things that are truly important in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbking | 5/10/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It was a unique perspective on how we live our lives and got me thinking and evaluating my life, and relationships with God and others. I gave it a rather fast read, but am planning on rereading it again to help some of the lessons sink in. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Rooms just didn't do it for me. The character were caricatures. They were either flat or wholly predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/12/2011

    " It was a book about exploring religion much like The Shack, but I perferred this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micki | 4/11/2011

    " Very Christian science fiction, not my favorite genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/2/2011

    " This book is religious and I did not know that going in. It wasnt bad overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Solviej | 3/24/2011

    " This would be a low 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 3/12/2011

    " This is a powerful story in depth and philosophy. The author uses a house as a metaphor for the soul. There are deep and complex characters who are so real, you feel as if you know them. This one could be life changing! Thought-provoking for sure!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/9/2011

    " LOVED loved this book. Yes, it's fiction, but that's not to say there's not something to be learned from it. Good insight, and made me think about my own relationship with Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/28/2011

    " In some ways, similar to The Shack. But not quite so theologically controversial. An easy read giving great insights to Christianity and what it means to give your life to Jesus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trinity | 2/25/2011

    " I didn't get this book to do a review on it, but got it as a free ebook.
    I must say I really love it. This is now one of my favorite books.
    If you haven't read Rooms by James L. Rubart yet you really, really need to.
    An excellent book. "

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About the Author
Author James L. Rubart

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in Seattle, Washington.