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.
©2011 James L. Rubart (P)2012 Oasis
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.
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
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.
I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)
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!
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.
The elderly woman, she had the most secrets.
Very enjoyable and well performed with a lot of good less eons on trust, forgiveness and reliance on God. So interactions were a bit over the top but didn't detract too much from the story and its lessons.
The storyline is okay. The author flip flops too much. The chair heals/ the chair doesn't heal. The Pastor appears to be the villain throughout the book then it flip flops again. Definitely could have been written better. But hey, no curse words or vulgarness in the entire book.
This started out slow for me but it wasn't long before I couldn't put it down. In the end hearing the reason for writing the book... that really hit home!
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