About the Book
Book: The Pages of Her Life
Author: James L. Rubart
Genre: Christian fiction – suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2019
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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Some books you breeze through, throw it back on the shelf and go, “Yep, good book”. Others, you close the book, lean back against the couch cushions and chew over the ideas and spiritual meal you’ve just been blessed with. The Pages of her Life is in the latter category. When I first read the description, I thought, “should be fun” and I will admit, it was fun; but it also dove into all the nooks and crannies and pulled bits of a broken soul back into the light.
I’ve been struggling lately, more so than usual. I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular from The Pages of her Life which is exactly why it hit me with such force. Like Allison, I wanted God to sweep in and take care of everything. Hadn’t I done enough? Hadn’t I proven myself enough? Through Allison’s story, I learned it’s not about that. It’s about being the warrior God created me to be. It’s about accepting myself, for myself, and knowing who God created is a woman of worth.
There were times when I disagreed with Allison. She would proclaim she was a Christian, then adamantly portray someone who believed God no longer performed miracles. The idea of an angelic journal was an interesting twist that I truly enjoyed. God was present on every page but in such a way that it was a gentle leading instead of a drowning.
I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit and was provided a copy from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
James 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: www.jameslrubart.com Twitter: @jameslrubart Facebook: JamesLRubart