The Man He Never Was
What if You Woke up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone?
Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on--with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically.
His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren has no clue where he's been but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family.
But then shards of his old self start to rise from deep inside--like the man kicked out of the NFL for his fury--and Toren must face the supreme battle of his life.
In this fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, James L. Rubart explores the war between the good and evil within each of us--and one man's only chance to overcome the greatest divide of the soul.
I liked this book. The unique take on Jekyll and Hyde was cool. Additionally, the way the author incorporated this battle of good and evil with religion was nice. The religion aspect was there for a purpose to help tell the story but without being too preachy.
I didn't know much about Toren in the beginning. Yet, as I got to know who his "former" self was, I could see why his family was not so welcoming to take him back. Yes, we all get upset at times but Toren's anger was really out of control. However, the program that he awake from as a "changed" man was very effective. The journey that Toren took was a meaningful one.
I can briefly remember reading The Chair by Mr. Rubert. I enjoyed that book as well. Mr. Rubart wrote a good book filled with a lead character that was very relatable thus making the book that much better.
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About James L. Rubart
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.
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