The Five Times I Met Myself by James Rubart

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I’ve got a few more book reviews coming your way – today’s is a book called The Five Times I Met Myself by James Rubart.  Intriguing title, right?  Well, the book itself was quite intriguing!  I felt it was a little slow to begin with, but after a few chapters, it wasn’t quite as easy to put down.  In my opinion, this had a bit of It’s a Wonderful Life about it.  But who hasn’t wondered and wished they could change the past?  (I sure have).  But if you were given the chance, how do you think it would affect you?  I must say, these past two books I’ve read have been real “more than reading” books… it’s real food for thought!

5 Times


The Five Times I Met Myself
by James L. Rubart   

Contemporary Fiction
Thomas Nelson 
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.

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 Meet 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.

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*Book was sent for honest review (good or bad, these are my thoughts) from Litfuse.

Get Your Story Straight devotional review

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This 52-week devotional book, Get Your Story Straight by Kristen Hatton, is geared for teens and young adults.  However, as a 30-something, I think this is a good devotional for adults as well.  The inside is basic as far as there aren’t extra bells and whistles with color or artwork (which is probably one of the reasons it’s not purely for teens).  I enjoy how it is broken up – unlike many 52-week devotionals, each week is broken up into 5 days – and each week has a theme and a passage of scripture.  So you are focusing on one topic/passage the entire week!  They are fairly short sections, but to get the most out of it, the reader will interact by reading and rereading the passages each day, answering questions, the prayer and the journaling suggestions, and applying what is read to day-to-day life.  I think this would be great for really anyone, preteen up through adults; also would be really great for a new Christian.


*As a Litfuse blogger, I was given the opportunity to receive this book in exchange for my honest review.*

What’s your story?

We all tell stories to each other—stories about what happened when we were kids, stories about last night, and stories where we dream about the future. Some stories are funny, some are amazing, others are sad, but they all have something in common—each of us is the hero of our own story. Our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams take center stage. But when it’s all about you, it’s also all up to you. You have to make life work, find meaning, and hope for the best even when you mess up or things go badly wrong.

But what if we were made for something different? What if the main character in our life story isn’t us, but it is the God who became like us and is now with us? What if being fully human means knowing him and growing to be like him? What if the way to be fully alive is to be caught up in Jesus’s story?

This 52-week devotional book and small group resource is designed to help you live with Jesus in his gospel story—the good news that your sins are forgiven, your future is assured, and following him is the only meaningful way to live. No matter your age, where you live, who your family is, or what your past, God wants you to experience the freedom that comes in being secure in his love.

Divided into three parts, starting with creation, each section progressively explores the idea that the whole Bible is the unfolding story of Jesus. Through this grid, who Jesus is and why we need him will shape your understanding of freedom and grace and how you grow to be like him. This yearlong study for teenagers and young adults is designed for individual devotional times, but a small group discussion guided by a mentor would help participants to absorb and live out the truths of each week’s teaching.

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