Rubart has a stellar ability to communicate spiritual truth through a highly original, well-told story. Relatable characters and a fast-paced plot provide all of the key elements for a compulsively readable tale.
Antiques dealer Corin Roscoe is presented with a chair by a mysterious elderly woman who claims it is very old and made by the most famous carpenter ever: Jesus. Corin disbelieves her claims until a young boy sits in the chair and is miraculously healed. Soon after, others try the chair and are likewise healed. Corin’s research about the chair leads him to amazing discoveries, but there are evil people who will not stop until they have the chair in their own possession. (B&H, Sep., 400 pp., $14.99)