The Pages of Her Life by James L. Rubart

Allison Moore has no idea why she got out of her car on that rainy March afternoon and picked up the soaked journal laying on the side of the road. Brought it home. But she did. It was empty. Except for two lines scrawled in the front, too washed out to read. And a Jesus emblem inside the back cover. Something about the journal compels her to start writing in it, capturing thoughts about her newly acquired job that she thought would be heaven, but has turned into hell. Then one day, she finds words in the center of the journal. Words she didn’t write:  Mene mene tekel upharsin.  After her heart stops hammering, Allison Googles the phrase, and reads the story of Belshazzar’s Feast, where a hand from God writes on the wall, and the king is slain. Fear grips her, certain God is coming after her for what she did twelve years back. What she’s done wrong her whole life. She vows to make things right. Then she discovers more phrases appearing underneath each of her journal entries. Those phrases take her on an emotional roller coaster that forces her to look at everything she believes about her past in a new light, and opens her eyes to a supernatural realm of staggering consequence.




Purchase Links
Amazon: The Pages of Her Life *  Christian Book Distributors: The Pages of Her Life

My Review

Well, It’s really hard to describe this book without giving away spoilers but I will do my best. 🙂

I enjoyed this book immensely. The Pages of Her Life is a book that does not fit your typical story. It’s like an oreo. An outer layer and an inner layer.   The outer layer is your typical story. Allison is an Architect who enjoys her job but it also pays the bills then something happens and she has to figure out what to do. Everyone sees this. The inner layer is  the part where her inner thoughts, beliefs and struggles are. She struggles with who she is. Everyone can’t see this layer. I liked how James Rubart took this unseen layer and made it visible using a journal. Its a physical item that represents something untangible. I liked most of the characters especially Allison. You can tell when an author has created believable characters when the reader wishes she could punch the bad guys and hug the good guys. Or even just wish they were real people. I think every reader can see a little of themselves in the characters because they are so real. It’s fun to read about the various places the characters go to because i have been there as well. I can picture it clearly. Plus, there are some awesome appearances from characters from other stories James has written.
The Pages of Her Life is a story that appears to be straightforward but then takes many twists and turns that you’re not expecting. You’ll not want to put it down! It’s a story that will challenge, encourage and give you hope. I know I will be thinking about this story long after I’ve read it. I believe that the Lord uses stories to change lives. I know that the reader can learn valuable truths right along with Allison and her brother Parker.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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.



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