Can I say “Wow!”? Other books by James Rubart are on my bookshelves but I have not been able to find the time to read any of them. I am so glad that “Soul’s Gate” was on my book review list this month so it was actually on my schedule of books to read. I am now hooked and MUST find time to read his earlier novels. Yes, it’s that good.

“Soul’s Gate” is an in-your-face, fast-paced page-turner that takes the reader into realms of spiritual warfare that most have never contemplated. Four “warriors” learn to do battle for each other’s souls as they prepare to fight the biggest battle of their lives. Although some of their techniques are totally fictional, much of Reese’s teaching throughout the story is backed by scripture. He raises some questions that most Christians have either ignored or overlooked. A strong emphasis on intercessory prayer as a means to help free those who are wounded by their past and the lies of the enemy is woven throughout. If the author’s purpose is to open his readers’ eyes to scriptural truth most never learn and to challenge them to step out of their vanilla Christianity to do battle against evil, then I would say he has succeeded. I know I will never be the same.

Although I personally loved “Soul’s Gate” I can see it possibly becoming as controversial as “The Shack”. With a theme of spiritual warfare that includes quite a few topics that many Christians find uncomfortable, it is sure to raise the ire of some. The important thing to remember is that “Soul’s Gate” is a work of fiction and that everything in it is not to be taken literally. The author himself states in his afterword that the act of entering a soul is totally fictional and not to be taken seriously. I hope that readers will approach this novel with an open mind rather than just looking for something to criticize.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


“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.


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. 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

Win an iPad Mini from @JimRubart and RSVP for his Live Video Chat {11/13}!

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:

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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!

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