The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart; 2015;$15.99; 388 pages; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN; 978-1-4016-8611-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 1/2/16-1/7/16

Brock Matthews owns 49% of a successful Northwest Coffee Company with his brother.  He is married with a son.  Things seem to be going well until his friend gives him a book about lucid dreaming, that is being aware that you are dreaming, and in some cases trying to exert some control over what is happening.  Brock meets his younger self and suggests some changes that he might make as life goes on.  Brock awakens to find that somethings in his life have changed, some minor and some very major things. Brock continues to try and fix things but finds that until he surrenders to a higher power nothing will be right.


Did I enjoy it?  Yes.  It made me think of some things that I have thought about changing if I could have.  There is one paragraph that I cried when I read it and then cried again when I read it again to Ruth Ann.  Brock’s statement as to what he would say to his late father truly moved me.

What is with the title of the review?  Brock is able to change things in his past.  But the things he changes affects much more than the things he thought they would.