New Book Watch – The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

About the Book


 

Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for ten days.

When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake—about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.

Jake scoffs at the idea, but can’t shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.

But the journey will become more treacherous with each step Jake takes.

Why I’m Excited?

From his first book, Rooms, I’ve been hooked on Rubart’s books. His last book, The Five Times I Met Myself, was a great read. One of the things I enjoy about Rubart’s books is the push of reality into the spiritual. He is also careful to remind people his books are works of fiction, but they help you think of God in bigger ways.

The only thing is the description line, “… leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.” made me think of the aspects of Rubart’s book, Book of Days. My guess is it will be different.

I hope to review this book. Jim and I have tried to make a connection for an interview on his past couple of books and we’ve not made it yet. MAYBE, this time will be the time.

The Low Down?

About the Author

Grew up: Pacific Northwest: Seattle, Spokane, Kirkland, WA

College: University of Washington. B.A. in broadcast journalism

Work history: Started off on air at a radio station, then went into sales

Other job: Since ’94 I’ve owned an ad agency/marketing firm.

Favorite memories: They come from jumping off cliffs with my boys, water skiing together, long walks & talks with my wife, and going deep with friends.

Learn more about James Rubart at his website

Product Description

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401686133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401686130
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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HollyMag321

I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I’ve been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It’s been fun to interact with authors.

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