If someone gave you a chair and said it was made by Jesus Christ, would you believe them?
When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe’s antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was crafted by Jesus, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed two days after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts wondering . . . could this chair heal the person whose life Corin 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. And that mysterious woman who gave him the piece flits in and out of his life like a shadow, insinuating it’s 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’ll reveal. Corin’s life shatters as he searches for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it. What’s more, he’s not the only one willing do almost anything to possess the power seemingly connected to the chair.
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in Washington State.
My Review: I had high expectations about this book. I totally loved Rooms and felt sucked into that story from the very beginning. This story didn’t draw me in the same way as Rooms. Yet it was a great read with much to offer the reader.
First the main character, Corin Roscoe, adrenal junkie who seems to be on the path to self-destruction. The mysterious woman who delivers an ancient chair to Corin’s antique store claiming that it was built by the world’s most famous carpenter. The manipulative mega-church pastor determined to get the chair for his own means. Plus more characters that add dimension to this story.
Mr. Rubart gives you many characters to relate to, one is liable to see himself/herself in one of these characters. The story is different and intriguing. At times I though the author would take this book to some theologically dangerous places. However, he does a great job bringing the focus where it should be.
The story deals with the issue of forgiveness and gives hope of God’s healing power.
People who would like this book are those that don’t mind thinking outside the box of what is possible. (In other words you don’t mind things that are little far fetched when there’s a good ‘moral to the story’). Also, this book does deal with forgiveness and may help one to look at situations a little differently.
My Rating: B+
Source: Publisher through www.netgalley.com