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The Chair: A Novel | [James L Rubart]

The Chair: A Novel

If you were given an ancient-looking chair and told Jesus Christ made it, would you believe it? When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was built by Christ, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts to wonder: Could this chair heal the person whose life I destroyed twelve years ago?
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Publisher's Summary

If you were given an ancient-looking chair and told Jesus Christ made it, would you believe it? When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe's antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was built by Christ, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts to wonder: Could this chair heal the person whose life I destroyed twelve years ago? As word spreads of the boy's healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. But the mysterious woman who gave him the piece insinuates it is Corin's destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why? Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he reveals. Searching for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it, Corin soon realizes he isn't the only one willing to do almost anything to possess the power that seems to surround the chair.

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©2011 James L. Rubart (P)2012 Oasis

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    Laura Chandler, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Laura Chandler, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to The Chair the most enjoyable?

    The story was wonderful. I enjoyed the characters of two brothers and their lives together. The thought of the chair and powers it possesses was great all the way through the book. I have recommend it to everyone as a good read.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-23-12
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2011

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    Interesting story - very pleasant listening experience. Mr. Rubart does a great job with the narration. I've had some negative listening experiences where the author narrates his/her own book, but Mr. Rubart does a good job here. This is not a gripping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat story, but held my attention to the end. It's a story of restoration. The protagonist and his friends are not Christians, so Rubart explores how non-believers respond to the concept that a chair would have the ability to heal, if it were, indeed, made by Christ. It's not preachy at all, IMO. I recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AJ United States 03-07-13
    AJ United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2014

    I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)

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    Would you listen to The Chair again? Why?

    OH yes! The narrator was perfect. The story was far-fetched but somehow found myself wondering...what if this were true? This story is centered around a chair but it's about so much more!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corin


    Have you listened to any of James L Rubart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, i've listened to Rooms by James Rubart about a billion times. He did his own narration for that one and he's really good.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Chair and why?

    The elderly woman, she had the most secrets.


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    Bonnie 05-23-15
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    "Excellent read!"

    Excellent message. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you need more books like this. Can't wait to read /listen to other books by this author.

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    I could not put this book down it was so good.... I hope you will agree if you read this book I believe it for the 15 and up

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    KariLynn Myers KANSAS CITY, MO, US 01-01-15
    KariLynn Myers KANSAS CITY, MO, US 01-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    I really enjoyed this. It held my attention. I will check out the author again.

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Have read other books in this series and found that The Chair was not up to the others.


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    D. Marin 06-27-15
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    Author brings you into the story with the characters. Would recommend this book to everyone with family dynamics

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