About the book:
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.
Wow. James Rubart never disappoints. His stories are always a smidge of mind-bending mixed with a bit of heart-wrenching and a lot of soul-searching. The Man He Never Was combines all of these into one gripping tale.
He’s obviously a keen observer of human nature. In this book, Rubart has created a group of characters that are at once fresh and familiar; no one I may actually know, but I can see reflections of myself and others I do know so easily in each of these characters, that it’s almost like he’s been taking notes as he observes my life. Okay, not really, but he has done a marvelous job of illustrating the battle that Paul the Apostle noted we all face: what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do (Romans 7:15).
This is one you definitely want to read. Grab a copy as soon as it hits the shelves on the 20th of February. 🙂
Many thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this novel for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂