Reece stood and faced the group. "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. A world the prophets saw; the world Enoch and Elijah and Paul and John the apostle all saw. A world that is all around us in every moment if we would have eyes to see and ears to hear."
What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds.Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his destiny.
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 train them. 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 as powerfully as anyone in the Bible did.
The four have a destiny to battle for a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them as and he'll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.
©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
I anxiously awaited the release of this book. I've listened to all of Mr. Rubart's other books, with Rooms being my favorite. I love hearing Mr. Rubart narrate his own books. I think he does a great job!
I was disappointed in this book. It is about spiritual warfare, but it goes to a level that is beyond my comfort zone or doctrinal beliefs. Mr. Rubart did try to use scripture throughout the book to back up the plot, but it didn't work for me because I felt that they were taken out of context. After listening to the author's note at the end of the book, I understand why he did things as he did in his book. He made some valid points about how numbed or blinded we are in today's society towards the spiritual stuff going on around us. I just didn't like how he chose to manifest that awareness in this book. His characters travel into people's souls. Now, they were there to do good, but I felt that what they were doing was part of the Holy Spirit's job.
I would suspect that if you are a person who liked "The Shack" you will probably like this book. I hated "The Shack" so much that I refused to finish it. I won't be listening to any more books in this series. The topic presented as it was just doesn't interest me.
I am familiar with prayer, spiritual warfare and listening to the voice of God. Though Soul's Gate is not perfectly accurate (jumping into people's souls etc), it will challenge your faith to believe for more and inspire you to dive in deeper into the Lord, and the overcoming life that is in store for you in Christ.
Going deeper with Jesus
Cannot really compare to other books except maybe that Stephen Lawhead, Ted Dekker, and James Somers all have a realm shift, time travel theme in one or more of their books.
I guess I would have to say the scene where Reece was freed from guilt over the death of his family.
I love all the characters. I guess the most memorable character is Dana. I identify with her in alot of ways.
this is the first audio book in which the narrator is the author and is really good. He could be one of the best narrators around if he ever gave up his writing but unless he gets board with it I don't see that happening for his writing rates up there with the writer of left behind and blessed child. this is a keeper and one I will buy hard copies for my adult children to read to there children
the holy spirit of course but human I would have to say doug
no but I plan to listen to all 6 audio books
cant get enough wish there were more than 3 in this series
A follower of Jesus. An avid fan of historical religion (fiction or non). I am still a lover of Stephen King because of his writing.
Who else, but James Rubart, could imagine such a story. It takes a great mind (and a greater imagination) to tell a story with such a spectacular plot. To transport into another persons soul is the utmost in spiritual clarity.
The intensity of the characters is actually felt while listening to this book. I do not think I would have felt that by reading this book. There were many times I felt that I was actually in the story while listening to the narrator.
A different narrator
The most interesting was presenting the reality of spiritual warfare.
The least interesting was presenting it as a necessity of entering another person's soul.
I would try another of his books if another narrator performed it.
I think this would have been better if I had read, rather than listened to, the book. I believe the author tried to wear too many hats in reading it himself. The story was possibly better than I think it was, but in my opinion, was flawed by the performance.
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