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.
My Review: I was intrigued from the very start. Inspired by the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this book explores the battle between good and evil within us all.
We all have parts of ourselves that are ugly and dark, and sometimes those parts consume us and seek to destroy our lives. This book explores one man’s journey to discover how to overcome the darkness within him and restore the life he has lost. Entertaining, suspenseful and all-together intriguing, paired with an excellent cast of characters, this is ultimately a spiritual book with an excellent message.
There were several moments in this book that gave me pause spiritually. I read a decent amount of Christian fiction, but these moments don’t happen often. I think the author did an incredible job weaving together an entertaining story, while imparting lasting spiritual truth.
As mentioned, this book is inspired by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I love that story and I think the author did an excellent job honoring the original story with his own creative interpretation. This was my first read by James L. Rubart, and it definitely won’t be my last.
* I received a copy of this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.