Monday, November 5, 2012

Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart

What an amazing novel. Every once and a while one comes along that just takes your breath away. This is one of those novels.
What would it be like if we Christians lived today with the same strength and power we read the early Christians had? What if we entered into spiritual warfare, if we lived in a spiritual realm we generally ignore?
That is what Rubart writes about in this novel.
Reece Roth is a veteran at spiritual warfare. He was a warrior thirty years ago, but then stepped away from battle when he faced personal tragedy. Now he is back in the war and is to train others in the ways of battle. The danger is immediate. There are evil beings who are out to stop Reece and his friends. These demons have destroyed before and now set their sights on Reece.

This novel brings to our attention the seriousness of spiritual warfare and battling for the soul of another. Reece trains his friends to travel in the Spirit, to sense the spirit realm, and to enter into another's soul to do battle. Rubart admits at the end of the novel that he does not believe entering into another's soul is actually possible (this is fiction, after all).
But the rest – such as paying attention to the spiritual realm so we can sense what is happening in others... Is that the level of Christianity we can and should be living?
This novel is very thought provoking. I was glad to see an extensive Reading Group Guide because this novel would make for lively discussion.

I highly recommend this book. Read it and then discuss it with a friend.

You can see a video promoting the novel here.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book.  You can find more reviews here.

James Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker and writer. He is an ECPA best-selling author and has won several book awards. Rubart lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. You can find out more about him at www.jimrubart.com.

Thomas Nelson, 400 pages.

Please visit your local Christian bookstore to buy this book.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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