Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Memory's Door By James L. Rubart Blog Tour

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Title: Memory's Door
Author: James L. Rubart
Source: Litfuse
Number Of Pages: 358
ISBN: 978-1-4016-8607-9
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Madi's Rating: 1 Out Of 5 Stars
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With a victory against the Evil One under their belts, the four of the Prophecy have managed to bring even greater adversity their way.
In Soul’s Gate, Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus—the four of the Prophecy—were set free from some of their deepest wounds.
Now the four must stand against the Enemy’s continues assaults—and try to determine how to prevail against the dark manifestation of The Wolf mentioned in the Prophecy.
But the Enemy isn’t going to make that easy. Circumstances in each of their personal lives affect their unity and commitment to the group. Three enigmatic men appear and none of the four can get a true sense of whether these men are intimate allies . . . or diabolical enemies. And if that’s not enough, the Enemy has begun torturing them with visions of what their lives would be like if they could reverse their greatest regrets—if they’d made the right choices.
These four have seen amazing things in the spiritual realm. But faith can become even more difficult when it’s influenced by sight.
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Okay, so, this book really confused me. It was REALLY slow at first, but after I passed to halfway point the action started in, and it didn't stop. I was drawn in. I couldn't put it down. Memory's Door is a page turner, that's for sure and for certain. But then I realized that this book was pretty deceiving. Now hit the pause button, and let me explain to you a little bit about this novel.
This book by James L. Rubart is about a group of believers called the "Warriors Riding", and they have a pretty wacky belief system. They feel as if God is directing them to enter into other people's souls to help them overcome life's obstacles. Not only that, they do a lot more . . . travelling. They visit alternate realities, interact personally with angels and demons, and so many other things that God's word clearly describes as witchcraft. And what's really sad is that I didn't even realize what I was being drawn into, because lies were sprinkled with just enough truth to make me believe that it was okay for Christians to represent this kind of stuff. I mean, it's just a novel, right? A simple piece of fiction. Wrong.
Now, I know what you are thinking. "You are totally overreacting! It's a book for heavens sakes! It's not real, get over it, sista". I don't think I am overreacting. I want to be fair in my opinions that I share on the books that I read, and I believe that honesty is the best policy, so I will freely share my opinions and if you don't agree with me that's totally fine. I'm sure that this review won't be popular with some people, but I've got to say my peace.
After I got deeper into this story, I realized that Warriors Riding was starting to sound more and more like a cult, and less and less of ministry for Christ. I was surprised that publishers put this in the Christian-Fiction genre. I guess that because there were some things stated about Christ that was true it could end up in that category, but most verses were taken completely out of context. Only once in the book did any of the characters say that there was biblical evidence that there was nothing wrong with what they were doing, but no verses were recited on the topic. I don't think Jesus would appreciate being seen in this light, and I don't recommend Memory's Door at all. The only thing that I did appreciate about this novel is that it showed that Satan can use some situations that seem totally normal to us to draw us away from our heavenly father. The characters experienced some things in their homes that seemed like everyday stuff, when in reality it was an attack from the enemy.


  1. This review is very helpful - thank you for being honest! I don't think you were overreacting at all. I fully believe that the book was like that. It's a big shame :(

    1. I'm glad that my review helped you! What's sad is that the author has so much potential. Have you read anything by him?


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