Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Five Times I Met Myself - by James L. Rubart

About the book:
The Five Times I Met Myself
(Thomas Nelson, November 2015)

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews' once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams---where he encounters his younger self---might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn't know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it's already too late.

My review:
In a word, WOW!  James Rubart has done it again.  This book was amazing.  I loved the premise.  It was incredibly unique with time travel aspects and a hint of a Christmas Carol.  There were wonderful life lessons to take away and reminders of what and who are truly important in life.  I was never sure what was going to happen next and how Brock's dream would influence reality.  I was also jealous that he was able to speak to his younger self and give him suggestions about how to avoid mistakes or regrets in the hope that he would listen.  It would be amazing to change things in the past, yet I can see the danger of always looking back and trying to fix things, never sure what the outcome would actually be.  Brock tries to fix something, which makes other things worse, and it was amazing to see how much one choice can influence the future.  I liked that he struggled with feeling validation through his work and how well his company did, which I think a lot of men especially struggle with.  I think all people struggle to some extent, at one time or another, with finding their worth in other things or people rather than in a relationship with God.  We don't realize or believe how much He loves us and how He views us.  Brock also had huge regrets regarding his relationships with his father and brother and to some extent his wife and son.  His priorities were a bit mixed up and it was a wild ride through the book watching him grow and change.  I think both men and women would love this book for it's unique story and wonderful message!  James Rubart is definitely one of my favorite authors!

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. 

About the author:
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul's Gate, Memory's Door, and Spirit Bridge. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

Connect with James: website, Twitter, Facebook

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