Monday, January 7, 2013

A House with a Spiritual Twist

How would you feel if you inherited a house on a beach made just for you? Oddly enough, it reflected your personality? Would you be excited?  What about, if this house came from an uncle you never really met, and this uncle was the family weirdo? Still excited?  Well... I'd think that I would be ecstatic... until, maybe living there made feel like I was losing my sanity.

Micah Taylor, inherits a home from his long been dead Uncle Archie. An uncle he has never met. Micah is the owner of his own soft ware company and a multi- millionaire. His life revolves around work and his upscale lifestyle.  At first he is not sure he wants to go visit the home in Cannon Beach, where he put his past to rest. But curiosity gets the best of him. He is determined to see it and put it up for sale. But God's plan is different. Micah feels drawn to the home, and Cannon Beach. He meets some amazing people there. Slowly he begins to see his life in a different light.  The longer he stays in Cannon Beach, the more his life in Seattle changes. Some days he feels like he is loosing his sanity. The house is a reflection of his soul. Every now and then a new room just shows up. Micah has to make a choice. Will he choose God, and his new life in Cannon Beach, or will he choose to go back to Seattle where he seems to be on top of the world and in control.
Matthew 16:26
What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

This book is INTENSE! There were times I just had to put it down. Micah had so many decisions to make. Sometimes his life was going fine, other times he felt like he was losing it. God tells us there is nothing we can gain that is worth more than our life or our relationship with God. That should always come first. One of the parts of the book that really got to me was the room with the Voice. Micah thought it was his own voice and he would go in and consult the voice, discuss things that were happening etc. The voice would at times confuse him. It would quote Scripture to him but many times with a twist that confused him more than helped. Sometimes he would listen to the voice, other times he wouldn't.  I know there have been times in my life, I can relate to that situation. What to do or not to do.... Every decision Micah made affected his life in Cannon Beach or in Seattle. I know I want to always choose GOD, but at times it seems the choice is not always black and white.

The author James Rubart has an amazing talent for writing books that will really speak to you. And although fictional they really get to the heart and the soul of the matter. One of his main focus's in the books I have read is Freedom in Christ. God wants to set you free! I also read and reviewed the book Soul's Gate that came out 2012.

I picked this book up at my local library and am being compensated in no way for this review. I just really like this book.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that sounds like so good. Adding it to my wishlist right now. Great review!


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