Soul’s Gate, A Well Spring Novel, Book 1 by James L. Rubart; 2012; $15.99; 375 pages; Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN; 978-1-4016-8605-5; Fiction; checked out from Multnomah County Library, 1/14-1/15

Why did I pick this up?  I have three other books by the author and am impressed how he uses simple things to address spiritual issues.

What is the story?  Reece Roth has been trained to go into other peoples soul to combat evil.  There has been a prophecy that there will be a team that he will train to do the same.  He gathers three people, a sales manager at a radio station, her ex-fiancee Christian music superstar and a physics professor (as open minded as Dr. Sheldon Cooper is closed) and begins to train them.  They encounter all kinds of spiritual roadblocks and attacks as they train to fight on a spiritual plane.  Eventually they become fully trained and learn to work together.

Did I like it?  Yes, each time I read one of Mr. Rubarts’ books I see deeper into my own spiritual condition and wonder what I can do differently.


What is with the title of the review?  This is the verse that I was thinking of as I read Souls’ Gate, in the New International Version it says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the ruler, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces in the heavenly realms.