Sunday, December 2, 2012
Rooms - by James L. Rubart
This book was a bit strange for me; not necessarily the content - the idea of God working through a shifting house and an inexplicable timeline is not out of the realm of possibility, but it was just a tough story for me to get through. Instead of being eager to see Micah change and grow and realize the path God had for him, I found myself irritated at Micah and his reluctance to seek the whole truth at each step. I can't even pinpoint why the book didn't connect with me. Maybe there were too many back and forths for the story's continuity, or maybe it felt like too many chances for Micah to pick the right one. Micah's girlfriend Sarah confronts him with "God gives only two choices; hot and cold. Living in a world of lukewarm gets you spit out," and yet Micah continues to waver between his two lives and separate worlds, trying to find a way to have both.
Overall, I give this book 3 stars. I didn't find it to be a bad book, I just didn't think it a great book. Even still, we can take Micah's story as a lesson to not be lukewarm in our own lives, and to not try to live in two worlds of our own.
You can find the book and an excerpt HERE.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.