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Monday, September 5, 2011

The Chair


If someone gave you a chair and said it was made by Jesus Christ, would you believe them? When an elderly lady shows up in Corin Roscoe’s antiques store and gives him a chair she claims was crafted by Jesus, he scoffs. But when a young boy is miraculously healed two days after sitting in the chair, he stops laughing and starts wondering ... could this chair heal the person whose life Corin destroyed twelve years ago?

As word spreads of the boy’s healing, a mega-church pastor is determined to manipulate Corin into turning over the chair. And that mysterious woman who gave him the piece flits in and out of his life like a shadow, insinuating it’s Corin’s destiny to guard the chair above everything else. But why?

Desperate, he turns to the one person he can trust, a college history professor who knows more about the legend of the chair than he’ll reveal. Corin’s life shatters as he searches for the truth about the artifact and the unexplained phenomena surrounding it. What’s more, he’s not the only one willing do almost anything to possess the power seemingly connected to the chair.

Cafe Lily's Review:
Corin Roscoe is highly skeptical when a mysterious elderly woman enters his antique shop and insinuates that she’s brought him a chair handcrafted by Jesus Christ.  Although Corin laughs her off, he cannot deny the electricity that shoots through him when he sits in the chair.   Then, days later, a young boy enters the shop and quickly recovers from an asthma attack when he sits in “the chair”.  Corin again dismisses it as a coincidence until the media breaks the story that this little boy has been healed. 

While the chair seems to bring healing and blessings – it also brings curses in the form of greed and manipulation as word spreads and others want the chair.  The most persistent of them all, is Mark Jefferies, a mega-church pastor out to make a bigger name for himself and his church.
Things get chaotic and vicious, and some are even willing to kill for the chair.   I have to be honest – the ending surprised me – I did not see it coming!  For fans of suspense, James Rubart delivers another home run!

Thanks to B & H Publishing Group for providing an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book


keri said...

I loved this book. It's a fast-paced suspense novel, but at the heart of it, the story is really about healing--both inner and outer. It was a great blend of suspense, action and a story of someone whose life and heart is unexpectedly transformed. It really made me wonder about the power of religious relics! The author has a great website and blog at

~Cindy~ said...

ohh this is in my to be reviewed pile, I love James Rubart's writing, and look foward to this just peaked my interest even more!!