Monday, November 5, 2012

Soul's Gate - Giveaway!


Soul's Gate
James Rubart
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401686055
November 2012/400 pages/$14.99

Update 11/10/12 8:45 pm WINNER!

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Here is the number:
4
Timestamp: 2012-11-11 02:41:41 UTC

Congrats to Janice! Email me your address, Janice, and I'll send the book to you. Thanks to everyone for your comments and entries!

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Book 1 in the Well Spring series.

“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.”

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.

Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.

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 teach them what he has learned.

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.

Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Rubart’s novels entertain readers while challenging them to reexamine their own lives. Soul’s Gate explores healing from our deepest wounds and embracing God’s calling for our lives – challenges that often have a strong hold over us. Ultimately, as with all of Rubart’s previous releases, the core theme of freedom runs deep. “I want people to finish Soul’s Gate and be freer than when they picked it up. Freedom from their past, freedom from their brokenness, freedom to step into their God designed destiny,” Rubart shares.

WATCH THE TRAILER



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. While being the owner of Barefoot Marketing certainly keeps him on his toes, his passion is writing fiction. Rubart is an ECPA best-selling author who has been positively reviewed by both Publisher's Weekly and Romantic Times. His first novel, Rooms, won a Best Books 2011 award from USA Book News, as well as a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award. His debut release was followed by Book of Days and The Chair (which was a 2012 Christy Award finalist). Soul's Gate is Rubart's fourth release. In addition to being an author, Rubart is also a photographer, guitarist, professional speaker, golfer and semi-pro magician. With all of this, he says that he barely sleeps. Rubart lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. To keep up with James L. Rubart, visit www.jimrubart.com.

MY THOUGHTS

I generally avoid supernatural/visionary books. After a rather unsettling experience with one as a child, I know that it's better for me to keep my distance. After meeting Jim Rubart this past summer at ICRS, however, and seeing what a solid and down-to-earth guy he is, I was tempted. I told him I had always been hesitant to read one of his books and he gave me a signed advanced copy of Soul's Gate, promised me it wasn't too creepy, and asked me to let him know what I thought.

In a word, wow. The book itself is masterfully written. The setting, the characters, and the plot all combined to keep me immersed in the story. Beyond that, however, Soul's Gate is a thought-provoking novel. While it certainly is appropriately labeled as fiction, it deals with some weighty and somewhat difficult concepts. I might have assumed Rubart was another "devil in every bush" type, overly obsessed with spiritual warfare, had I not met him and had he not included the following quote by C. S. Lewis at the beginning of the book:
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.
I'm not convinced everything in this book is plausible. (From his comments at the end of the book, I'm not sure Rubart is, either.) But I know that I will be keeping an eye out for more of Jim Rubart's books!

GIVEAWAY!

I have an additional copy of this book to give to one of you! Leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST Saturday, 11/10/12 and I will randomly draw a winner. US mailing addresses only, please. You must include an email address if you don't have a blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond after being notified or a new winner will be chosen.


The first book in best-selling author Jim Rubart's new series, Soul's Gate, releases on November 6th! To celebrate, Jim has teamed up with his publisher, Thomas Nelson, for a virtual book tour, iPad Mini giveaway and a Live Video Author Chat {11/13}. Watch the video trailer for the book here.

 


One "soulful" winner will receive:

  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • Soul's Gate by Jim Rubart {Be caught up in this captivating series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 12th. Winner will be announced at the "Soul's Gate Author Chat Party on 11/13. Connect with Jim for an evening of book chat, trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!



So grab your copy of Soul's Gate and join Jim on the evening of the November 13th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 13th!





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson via Litfuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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15 comments:

Dana Wilkerson Spille said...

Would love to win a copy to read please .Thank you ,Dana "Girl"
jashbk@earthlink.net

Judy said...

I must say, I'm intrigued by this book. I would love to win a copy of it. This is a new author to me!
Blessings!
Judy
judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win James Rubart's book, "Soul's Gate". We have his books in my Church Library.
Thanks!
Janet Estridge
von1janet@gmail.com

Janice said...

This book would be a triple treat for me since my husband and son would enjoy it, too! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Blessings, Janice
jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glenda Parker Fiction Writer said...

Wow what an awesome post. I loved the trailer. I haven't had the chance to read any of James' books but I will be checking them out. Thank you for a chance to win a copy. God bless you both.

Glenda Parker
parker.glenda@ymail.com

JackieW said...

I think your book sounds like one I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the info.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa Lickel said...

Thanks, Linda, for helping spread the word about Jim's new book. I'd love a chance to win a copy. lisalickel-at-gmail.com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Merry said...

It has been a couple of years since I read Rooms and I still think about it!
I'd love to win Jim's newest book.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW -- I just watched the trailer.
Thank you for introducing me to this author.
Looks like a book I would stay glued to til the very end!
Michelle
moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethany said...

Wow! This book sounds incredible! Please enter me in the contest. I'll help get the word out.

Bonnie Engstrom said...

What a great story about how you met Jim Rupert! I hope I win this unique book. Thanks for bringing his writing to our attention.

Emilie Hendryx said...

I loved his last book Rooms and was excited to see that he was getting ready to put out another - and now it's here! I'm excited to be entered into a contest to win the new book!

eahendryx@gmail.com

Cynthia A. Lovely said...

Met Jim at a Blue Ridge Conference and took one of his marketing classes. He's an interesting character...

Janice said...

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good!

He is absolutely good!

I am the announced winner of Soul's Gate! Now that is really good. A triple treat that I think y'all for.

Blessings, Janice