Tuesday, October 2, 2012

James Rubart's "Soul's Gate"

Title: SOUL’S GATE: A Well Spring Novel
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Cover blurb: 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 well and he'll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

1) How did this story come to you?
When I was writing my first novel, ROOMS, I thought about what would be the next step after someone went into the rooms of their own soul and came up with the idea of someone going into other people’s souls. So while Soul’s Gate isn’t a sequel to ROOMS (which I plan to write someday) it did inspire the concept of Soul’s Gate

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This is my first novel with Thomas Nelson. I had a wonderful experience with B&H, who published my first three novels, ROOMS, BOOK OF DAYS, and THE CHAIR, but when Allen Arnold (former Publisher at Thomas Nelson) and I developed a friendship, it was natural that he would approach me at some point with the idea of publishing with him. He did and in early summer 2011 I signed a five-book contract with them.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
• I used to do voiceover work in radio commercials (which helped me tremendously in voicing my novels in audio form.)
• I can juggle
• When I was 1 ½ three fingers on my right hand were smashed when a table saw fell over on me. The growth plates were destroyed and the doctors said although they wouldn’t have to amputate, the fingers would never grow. Thankfully God intervened.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
SOUL’S GATE is the first book of a trilogy, so I just turned in the first draft of the second book, tentatively called MEMORY’S DOOR (June 2013) and edits on it will start soon.

5) Parting comments?
It’s so cliché to say it, but true regardless, I love my readers. They make this all possible. You’re great and your support means so much to me.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Web site: www.jameslrubart.com
Twitter: @jimrubart
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/8wchjt4


  1. I love your books. I look forward to reading this one.

  2. I LOVED Rooms and have a feeling I would love this too. Thanks for the entry.


  3. I've only recently heard about you, and your story line for this book sounds amazing! Whether or not I win, I'm going to have to check out this book. Thanks for sharing with us today!
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  4. Jim
    Can't wait to read this one. Have loved all of your books and the ladies in our book club thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you about Rooms. I will be sure to let them know about the new release.

  5. I have read The Chair. Actually, my husband and I read it together. I'm looking forward to reading another one by James. This kind of book is one we like reading together. Thanks for the chance to be in this drawing.
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  6. Thomas Nelson book means a Christian book. Thanks gahome2mom/gmail/com

  7. Sounds like a very interesting book and I would love to read it. rdunson at knology dot net

  8. So your fingers till greww? -- Praise the Lord!!! Miracles still happen!! Interesting interview and interesting sounding book!! Thank you -Dawn

  9. SOUL'S GATE looks like a very exciting read. Yes please!!


  10. Ah, you guys are so cool. Appreciate all the support.

    Yes, Dawn, my fingers grew. I still have scars where they operated, but I play guitar, sports, do sleight of hand ... I've never been slowed down and no one would ever know unless I pointed it out.


  11. I would love a chance to win a copy of your book. I like the whole concept of the story. I find it intriguing. God bless you.

    Glenda Parker

  12. Can't wait to read this one. Please count me in. ENewman(at)outlook(dot)come

  13. Jim is such a GREAT storyteller. I've loved all his books and look forward to reading Soul's Gate. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.
    Jo Huddleston

  14. I loved the first three books and have actually planned during the holidays to re-read them :) I would love to win a copy of the new one...jenlhall63@gmail.com

  15. Thanks to all of you who entered. Jennifer has won the drawing, but here's to hoping the rest of you will have a chance to read Soul's Gate as well.


  16. Woo hoo! Thanks so much! I can't wait to read your latest novel...


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