Monday, May 11, 2015

Rooms by James L. Rubart

Rooms is a book that has a serious believability problem. The problem however, doesn’t lie with the author but with some readers. For many readers this story will make them ponder supernatural things. The author is unashamedly Christian, so therefore it is written from a Christian worldview. A worldview where God is King and anything, and I mean anything can happen. In this book the impossible becomes an every day occurrence.

This isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. If you don’t believe in a supernatural God who is personally interested in you, you may want to skip this book. If however you think there is a chance God is reaching out to you to form a loving personal relationship, you will get much from reading this one.

The major point of the book doesn’t dwell on sin so much as what a deep relationship with Christ looks like in a human being. There are many Christians who go to church every Sunday, who are not living a Christ centered life, a life where God is central and first. That is hard to do in a human sense. But what if you could let go of your white-knuckled Christianity and let God have those areas of your life? What would that require of you? Perhaps an 80% surrender rate? 90%? 99%? Mr. Rubart’s answer lies between the pages of Rooms and it is breathtaking and heart wrenching!

If you are looking for a read that will furnish thought provoking challenges to your walk in Christ this might be the one for you. My suggestion, enjoy the ride, think of God as someone who can do anything (He is by the way), and leave your believability problems in your top sock drawer.