Thursday, August 29, 2013


In Soul’s Gate, spiritual warfare took on dimensions of Biblical proportion.  In Memory’s Door, the next step is taken.  And I wondered, as I wandered through this book – is James Rubart at times overcome by the truths which he is communicating?  Does he feel his soul being wrenched with the passion he infuses into his “works of fiction?”

I experienced, vicariously, the thrills of victory . . . and the agonies of defeat (pardon the clich├ęs) of the various members of Warriors Riding as they come to grips with the inevitable truth:  as powerful as their ministry is in the lives of others, they, too, stand in need of healing.  And forgiveness.  And yes, even confession of sin, and the grace and mercy which accompanies such confessions. 

                                                                                        James Rubart Talks About 
                                                                                      Memory's Door On YouTube

For the Temple is in need of healing; the Song is out of tune, the Leader has lost her way, and the Teacher must once again become the student in a school where the lessons come hard, and the final exam is Pass . . . or Fail.

And eternal souls hang in the balance.

James Rubart has once again crafted a work that will take you from page one to the end in such a way that you won’t even feel like you are reading a book.  There were times when I had to simply put the book down, and walk away, because what was being communicated was too difficult to face at the time.  But the book kept drawing me back, as all good ones will.

Thank you, James Rubart, for your passion . . . and for not pulling any punches.

5 Stars

Memory’s Door
James Rubart
ISBN 978-1-4016-8607-6
Fiction \ Christian\Suspense
Thomas Nelson
358 pages
$15.99 U.S.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TEMPTED, TESTED, TRUE reviewed by "Doc" Hilton

From the opening pages where one is introduced to the whole notion of temptation (for those still ignorant of its existence), TEMPTED, TESTED, TRUE shines the brilliant beam of consecrated intelligence and dedicated creativity into the deepest recesses of the enemy’s camp.  Unashamedly, the authors call sin, sin … and provide a time-tested blueprint for how it can be successfully defeated on a daily basis.

Arnie Cole (CEO of Back To The Bible) and Michael Ross (award-winning journalist and bestselling author) combine their insights and God-given talents once again to provide an indispensable resource for living the Christian life in a victorious manner.  We are told in Scripture to “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7).  Cole and Ross have produced a handbook that shows you, step by step, just how that may be accomplished.  And I thank them for it.  If you are honest with yourself, you will recognize, as I have, how crucial it is to have such a work close at hand.  This isn’t a book to be read and shelved; it needs to be a constant ready reference.  Because our adversary never slumbers nor sleeps.

Tempted, Tested, True
Arnie Cole and Michael Ross
Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
Bethany House
254 pages
$14.99 U.S.

5 stars