Sorry about the book being a little crooked. I don't know how that happened, I guess my hand was shaking or something when I took the picture. This is a very interesting take on teaching someone about the Bible, about God, about Jesus, his disciples and mostly about us as humans and what we are really clueless about.
Soul's Gate was written by James Rubart. I wasn't sure I would like the book once I started reading it and almost put it down several times but I didn't and kept reading until it started to make sense to me. If you get that same first impression, try to work thru it and you will be pleasantly surprised at how interested you will become and wonder about what each of these four people will make it or break under the strain.
Here is the excerpt from the back of the book:
“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.”
What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.
Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future. Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.
They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.
Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.My Thoughts:
The book does start out slow and it does get a little slow here and there but for the most part there is a reason behind it and that is to get you to think about what was said and not said. All four of these people are from different walks of life but they seem to have this unbreakable bond with God, even when they don't know that they do.
Each one has a journey to complete and part of that is to give themselves new names. I am not sure really what the purpose in that was but like Brandon became The Guitar Man because he is in a band and plays it very well. He is the one who is not all that gung ho but does manage to go on this retreat that the teacher wants him to go on.
I was most surprised by the Professor more than any of the rest. He has some issues I am not sure if they are good or bad but something is going on inside his head. He has a family and from the sounds of it, he messed up quite a bit by not being there when his girls needed him at different practices or games, music, whatever. He has some serious guilt over that that makes me wonder if something else is going on because he like is constantly beating himself up over it.
The girl is sorta back and forth between what she believes and what she wants to do. I know there are issues between her and Brandon that need to be resolved or it could affect one of their lives later on if they are to become warriors that are suppose to help fight evil and the devil and give people back their souls.
Then there is Reece, who from the sounds of it, used to be good at this until something went wrong and he bailed out for about 30 years but now someone is pulling his strings to train these people to become these warriors of goodness. There was suppose to have been a fourth but she never even made it to the retreat, citing work issues, when really it was the devil and his people who made her an offer she thought she couldn't turn down. So, this is all a very strange bunch of characters and I wonder where it will all lead? Will one of them die like Reece has been told by the higher ups?
Well, I am stopping here so you will have to read the book to find out the answer to that one!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.