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Book: The Pages of Her Life

Author: James L. Rubart

Genre: Christian fiction – suspense

Release Date: May 21, 2019 Pages of Her Life cover

Award-winning and bestselling author James L. Rubart explores the way our memories shape us . . . and how they affect our beliefs.

Allison Moore has no idea why she got out of her car on that rainy March afternoon and picked up the soaked journal laying on the side of the road. Brought it home. But she did. It was empty. Except for two lines scrawled in the front, too washed out to read. And a Jesus emblem inside the back cover. Something about the journal compels her to start writing in it, capturing thoughts about her newly acquired job that she thought would be heaven, but has turned into hell. Then one day, she finds words in the center of the journal. Words she didn’t write: Mene mene tekel upharsin. After her heart stops hammering, Allison Googles the phrase, and reads the story of Belshazzar’s Feast, where a hand from God writes on the wall, and the king is slain. Fear grips her, certain God is coming after her for what she did twelve years back. What she’s done wrong her whole life. She vows to make things right. Then she discovers more phrases appearing underneath each of her journal entries. Those phrases take her on an emotional roller coaster that forces her to look at everything she believes about her past in a new light, and opens her eyes to a supernatural realm of staggering consequence.

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Guest Review from Mindy Houng

“Climb the highest mountains that come into your world. Scale the city walls. Keep running even when this journey overwhelms you. Believe your bonds have been broken, Believe Jesus carried the cross of your shame. Believe in kingdom come. Not in some age to come in the future, but right now. Choose to believe the kingdom is in your midst and is here to set you free.”
James Rubart really knows how to craft a compelling book that draws you in from the first page and has you pondering everything you’ve read after you finish the last page. His unique style and plot are refreshing and eye-opening. It’s a fast read – you won’t be able to put the book down once the story gains momentum and you’re discovering, along with the main characters, why the entire world seems upside down and inside out.
The book is a journey of Allison and Parker’s – sister-brother duo who have lost much in life and can’t seem to find who they are. Battered by guilt, shame, and a need to prove themselves and be loved, they are fighting this emotional and spiritual battle alone, one by making work top priority and doing her best to support their mom and the other by hiding from the world and festering away in isolation. They both begin this journey unwittingly and somewhat unwillingly but come to a place where the fears that are strangling them must be dealt with. No spoilers here, but there are some characters from one of his earlier books that make an appearance in this book and have a significant impact on both Allison and Parker (now I have to go and read that book since I’m a relative newbie in James Rubart’s writing).
There isn’t any romantic thread in the book but there are plenty of good spiritual truths that we all need to hear sprinkled throughout the story.
If you enjoy a well-written speculative novel with great characters and a plot that twists and turns, you have found your next read. I received a copy of the book from Thomas Nelson via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.

About the Author

Rubart JamesJames L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul’s Gate, Memory’s Door, and Spirit Bridge. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. Website: Twitter: @jameslrubart Facebook: JamesLRubart


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