The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

No matter how young or how old, there’s a part of us all that wishes we could go back and tell ourselves what we should have done differently—which is what James L. Rubart explores in his new book, The Five Times I Met Myself. Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage. So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

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The Five Times I Met Myself (Thomas Nelson, November 2015)

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it’s already too late.

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James L. Rubart

{More About James L. Rubart}

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel “Rooms” as well as “Book of Days,” “The Chair,” “Soul’s Gate,” “Memory’s Door,” and “Spirit Bridge.” He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

Find out more about James L. at http://jameslrubart.com.

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What would you challenge your younger self to do differently?

James L. Rubart explores the desire to change the past and the possibilities for redeeming the future

10/9/2015 || Seattle: What if you met your 23-year-old self in a dream? What would you say? No matter how young or how old, there’s a part of us all that wishes we could go back and tell ourselves what we should have done differently. It’s a desire award-winning author James L. Rubart explores in his new novel, The Five Times I Met Myself (Thomas Nelson/November 10, 2015/ISBN: 978-1401686116/$15.99).

Rubart’s strength of teaching life lessons within the context of story shines in this new release that will appeal to fans of Andy Andrews and Mitch Albom. The author introduces readers to Brock Matthews, whose once-promising life is now unraveling. There is tension in nearly every one of his relationships, and with his son soon leaving for college he’s forced to confront the gaping gulf that lies between him and his wife. His successful company, where he’s found so much of his sense of identity and fulfillment, is suddenly on the rocks. He’s at a loss for how to deal with the pressures he’s facing, when one night he encounters himself as a young adult in a vivid dream. When he learns he might be able to change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance but soon finds that while the results are astonishing, they’re also disturbing. For Brock, getting what he wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go.

In The Five Times I Met Myself Rubart examines the role of dreams in our lives and raises the question of whether or not they’re sometimes much more than just our subconscious minds working out the events of the day. Pointing to Scripture that shows God uses dreams to speak to his people and even shape significant events, Rubart admits he takes his own quite seriously. “In the Old Testament Joseph had dreams that changed all of Egypt,” Rubart explains. “I believe God is still using dreams to change the lives of his children.”

While we do not get the opportunity to change our past through a dream, Rubart believes redemption, restoration, and freedom can still come for our past choices and regrets.   The Five Times I Met Myself encourages readers to ask themselves difficult questions about their choices and where their future is headed, while affirming that change and, ultimately, redemption are available to all, despite regrets and mistakes.

Andy Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift, has described The Five Times I Met Myself as life-changing. Rubart reveals that was precisely his hope when he sat down to write. “I don’t think it’s ever too late to start living with freedom. I don’t think there’s any brokenness God can’t breathe healing and life into. I’ve had people say my books are not fluffy reading, but that they stick with people months and years afterward. I hope that’s true. I want my stories to seep into people’s minds and, more importantly, their hearts and help them step into greater freedom.”

For more information about The Five Times I Met Myself and James L. Rubart, visit www.jameslrubart.com. You can also follow him on Facebook (JamesLRubart) or Twitter (@jameslrubart).

Advance Praise

“If you think fiction can’t change your life and challenge you to be a better person, you need to read The Five Times I Met Myself.”

~ Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People, The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift

“A powerfully redemptive story with twists and turns that had me glued to every page. With a compelling message for anyone who longs to relive their past, The Five Times I Met Myself is another James L. Rubart masterpiece.”

~ Susan May Warren, bestselling author of the Christiansen Family series

About the Author

James L. Rubart has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Washington and spent his early career working both on-air and in radio sales. For more than 20 years he has also owned and operated his own marketing company.

Ever since he was a little boy, Rubart dreamed of writing novels but didn’t begin his journey as an author until 2002. Since then, he has become a bestselling and Christy award-winning author of seven novels, including Rooms, Soul’s Gate and his most recent, The Five Times I Met Myself. Rubart is also a professional speaker.

Rubart says he feels like a 28-year-old trapped in an older man’s body and still thinks he’s young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. Rubart has spent his whole life in the Pacific Northwest and now lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.

For more information about The Five Times I Met Myself and James L. Rubart, visit www.jameslrubart.com. You can also follow him on Facebook (JamesLRubart) or Twitter (@jameslrubart).

Suggested interview questions

The Five Times I Met Myself explores the main character’s desire to go back in time and change certain decisions. Was the idea behind the book driven by any of your own regrets?

—What would you say to your younger self if you had the opportunity?

—Why did you choose to make dreams such a big part of this story? What is lucid dreaming?

—What does the Bible teach us about dreams?

—How seriously do you take your own dreams? Have you ever had a dream that changed your life?

—Much of Brock’s validation in life has come from his work. Do you think that’s common in this day and age?

—How will readers be able to relate to Brock’s efforts to reconnect with his wife in midlife, after years of drifting apart?

—Has sibling rivalry ever been an issue in your family like in Brock’s?

—Have you ever had an experience that completely altered your perspective on life?

—Is the kind of hope and restoration many are looking for possible without actually being able to go back and change something from the past?

—Your desire to become a writer was inspired by one of the greatest Christian thinkers in modern history. Tell us about that.

—What message do you hope readers to walk away with from The Five Times I Met Myself?

James L. Rubart is available for interviews to promote the release of The Five Times I Met Myself. To request a review copy, to schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“If you think fiction can’t change your life and challenge you to be a better person, you need to read The Five Times I Met Myself.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People, The Noticer & The Traveler’s Gift

“A powerfully redemptive story with twists and turns that had me glued to every page. With a compelling message for anyone who longs to relive their past, The Five Times I Met Myself is another James L. Rubart masterpiece.” —Susan May Warren, bestselling author of the Christiansen Family series

Reviews

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    Whether you like the time travel vehicle or not, there are a lot of interesting people in this story. Many different scenarios emerge, and it’s interesting to see how Brock reacts to them all. If you do enjoy time travel, however, The Five Times I Met Myself is definitely a book that should reside on your bookshelf.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on November 30, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RCL7ABBWN1H6Q/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ REVIEW

    The Five Times I Met Myself was very different yet captivating at the same time. It was a good different. There was so much imagination throughout the whole thing and at the same you wonder if this could actually happen.

    While reading this book, I was reminded of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”. While the main character always exists in this book, he is still given a gift to see how different things could be. So he uses that gift and soon realizes that things may have been pretty good as they were.

    I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about this book at first. It took me awhile to actually start reading it, but once I started, I didn’t want to put it down. I was hooked from the very beginning!

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on November 30, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you should have done differently? What would you say if you met your 23-year-old self in a dream?

    As I read the book, I realized that the questions are not so straight forward and that what you might want to change in your life could result in a much further reaching impact than simply the path that you take. It made me take pause and think about who else and what else would have been impacted if I had made different life choices along the way. It gave me a great perspective on the idea that it was through a series of individual decisions that led me to exactly where I am, and where I feel like I belong. Any changes to those decisions could see me married to someone else, living somewhere else and not the mom to my kids. What a strange thought!

    Written by A Busy Mom of Two on November 30, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    This is a great novel about regrets and more importantly redemption. This book is about a guy whose life is unraveling and it really deals with the what ifs and makes one think about the choices in ones life and how they can affect your life. This was a very though provoking, intriguing read and I highly recommend it. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on November 30, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART – REVIEWED

    This IS a story of redemption in its truest sense! The vehicle of the delivery of this truth may seem a bit fanstastical, but in its context, it echoes a reality that we each face at some point in our lives. My most honest response? AMEN!! And AMEN!! And AMEN!! I’ve lived this redemption out in my own life very recently, and, once again, God’s timing with this story is so much more than amazing!! ENJOY!!

    Written by Win on November 28, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RWRLPZKZFN9DX/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00XPV61QI&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    If you’re looking for a decently interesting story that will keep the pages turning, The Five Times I Met Myself, might be worth your time.

    Written by Cruciform Theology on November 28, 2015

  • {BOOK REVIEW} ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L.RUBART

    The Five Times I Met Myself is one of those books that makes you think as you read it. You begin to wonder how different your life would be if you had made one different decision. I was very intrigued by the style of this book, and was easily sucked in to the characters and story line. The concept of lucid dreaming and then those dreams becoming reality was clearly a hint of science fiction, however, it was unique to me, and I thought that James L. Rubart did a wonderful job with it. This novel kept me up late reading, held my attention, and had me thinking on an even higher level about life itself, and my personal faith. I would definitely recommend this to other readers!

    Written by Momma of 2 Review on November 27, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2TBJT66U5BF1C/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    I really enjoyed this story – it made me think about how important choices are and how they have ripple effects. I enjoy Mr. Rubart’s style of writing, and how he can take spiritual matters to a completely new level. The characters were awesome, I really enjoyed how complex they became after seeing different storylines. Great book, I highly recommend it!

    Written by Milk & Honey Meadows on November 25, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2JFR22RFI25D6/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401686117

  • REVIEW: ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    I almost shelved this book. Almost. I plodded through six chapters of “I’m only reading this for the review. It’s boring.”

    SUDDENLY!

    Fifty-one chapters of “I don’t want to put this down! What’s going to happen next? I really liked this book. Every time this guy dreams, he tries to fix all the stuff that’s wrong in his life. Who wouldn’t like to do that? It all begins when he’s given a book about lucid dreaming. He decides to try to change his life by talking to himself. What a tangled web he creates. Only the creator of time himself will be able to sweep away the cobwebs of confusion and show what was, what might have been, what is, and what may be.

    This science fiction suspense book is awesome. It’s one of my top favorites of the year.

    Written by Harvest Lane Cottage on November 25, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3NASKAW2K7Y63/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • MIND-ENGAGING WORK OF GREAT FICTION

    James L. Rubart’s book is the most mind-engaging book of fiction I have read in a long time. This book may change your life. At the very least, it will challenge you to view the world and your place in it quite differently.

    Written by I am believing God on November 25, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2B59VKTVDQRBO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401686117

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    The premise of this book is enticing and something most people have probably considered. What would you change about your past? What would you tell your younger self to help change things, if you could? How would any of those changes–even the small ones–affect all of your future?The author dives into these situations and explores various possible outcomes in this book. Because the main character doesn’t know what’s really happening and what’s really being changed or not, the reader is kept guessing as well, which helps create intrigue and quick page turns.

    Written by Under God’s Mighty Hand on November 25, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2C3L99ELO6GJK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    The Five Times I Met Myself is a very exciting book. One that will keep you flipping pages trying to find out what will happen next just as fast as you can read and flip. Everything is Biblical and Mr. Rubart is at the top of his game with his writing. The Five Times I Met Myself will keep you asking questions.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on November 25, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2MX2LSGMULTY5/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    The Five Times I Met Myself by James L Rubart was an interesting and unique book that mixes reality with dreams in an exciting way. I found the plot to be complex and well written, and it contained a mixture of suspense, romance, danger, and unexpected twists and turns. I liked how the story jumped between the past, present, and entered into the dream world and how that changed both the past and the future.The characters, especially Brock, were interesting and well developed. Brock had very intriguing and sometimes conflict filled contacts with other characters, and it was interesting to see how his interactions changed as he went back in dreams to try to change his past mistakes.

    Written by Heart to Heart Books on November 24, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3CFF9W4FAWYG6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HOPEFUL!

    The Five Times I Met Myself is the most unique fiction title I think I have read maybe ever. James Rubart is a new author to me and now one of my favorites. I am anxious to check out his other works.

    Written by Mother of Three on November 24, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Oh My!!! Where do I begin! This book is fascinating!! Have you ever wished you could go back in time and change certain situations in your life? I know I have! Well, The Five times I Met Myself takes us on a journey with Brock Matthews doing just that! Things aren’t going so well in many areas of his life so when he learns he can go back and possibly guide things in a different direction, he is thrilled. But like so many things in our lives, just because we change things doesn’t mean they’re going to work out any better…or will they ??

    I LOVED this book!!!

    Written by Heart of a Bookworm on November 24, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1OHNSIERGBD1F/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • JOURNEY OF SELF

    The title of this book intrigued me. I must admit that I’m not usually a fan of stories that go back and forth in time. I don’t mind flashbacks but if it is a continuous back and forth kind of thing I tend to avoid it. I do believe in exceptions to the rule and this was one of those times. I will admit that I’m easily confused and I was briefly confused while reading this book but I quickly got back on the track and kept on reading.

    Written by Fic Gal on November 24, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R27275SC763HQ3/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • HARD TO PUT DOWN

    The Five Times I Met Myself is the definition of a thought provoking book. Brock gets the opportunity to visit his younger self in his dreams. He tells Younger Brock to make one simple, life change, a change that should make his current troubles better. Yet, changing the past never seems to work out like we want it too. Sure enough Brock is now stuck in a world he doesn’t know or understand, and everything is wrong.

    Rubart’s latest is hard to put down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. What was reality? Would things ever be made ‘right’? Like I mentioned previously, it really is a book made for thinking. What would I tell my past self? Would I want to change anything? The Five Times I Met Myself would be an excellent book club read, or even a cold, winter night read.

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on November 23, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1BZ4PUD4N73RV/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    James L. Rubart’s The Five Times I Met Myself had me fascinated from the start. Rubart’s main character, Brock Matthews, sees his life slowly begin to spiral out of his control, when a friend introduces him to a dreaming technique that changes everything. It’s a worthwhile and interesting read, and I would recommend it to interested readers.

    Written by Book by Book on November 23, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R296S4N7XM9F7F/

  • INTRIGUING AND SUSPENSFUL BOOK!!

    This book is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It was compelling enough that I finished reading it in a couple of days and had some sleepless nights because I just wanted to read one more page.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on November 23, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Wow. Wow. Wow. This. This is an example of why I read. I wish every book could be like this one. I started it in the morning and finished that same afternoon. Very easy to get into, not an overwhelming amount of characters, a fast moving storyline and a topic not overdone. This book was probably the best I’ve read this year.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on November 23, 2015
    Read my full review: https://smile.amazon.com/review/R1GWST3J8CW9ZE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    The book is a bit like the heartwarming movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. One life choice has a chain reaction to other aspects of our world as well as other people’s lives. I loved reading this story and the resolution at the end. I truly had no idea what was going to happen but I definitely enjoyed the ride! James L. Rubart focuses on the beauty of God’s redemption and His ability to bring restoration. I highly recommend this for adults of all ages!

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on November 22, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    This book is a fun insight into how Brock Matthews’ utilizes lucid dreaming to attempt to change his life’s course. It can be hard to follow at times but overall, it is an interesting and intriguing book.

    Written by Did YOU Hear About the Morgans? on November 22, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    James Rubart is known for his books that deal with the spiritual realm, in his latest book he takes us into the world of dreams, which I found to be one in the same. What would you do if you could meet your younger self, what would you tell yourself? Brock our hero is having dreams, meeting his younger self and seeing how his life would be different had he made a different choice. This is a mind bending novel one that will not only keep you reading, but keep you up late at night. I highly recommend this book, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

    Written by Radiant Light on November 22, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1MQ95EG09GED4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WISH YOU COULD GO BACK AND TELL YOURSELF WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY?

    I really enjoyed The Five Times I Met Myself, written by James L. Rubart. I don’t know of anyone who has not once asked, “What if…;” what if I made a different choice, what if I said no instead of yes, what if I had done this instead of that. This book basically addresses that question through Bock who meets his younger self in a dream and he is able to make decisions and make changes in his life.

    Written by Moments on November 21, 2015
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  • A FASCINATING NOVEL!

    James L. Rubart continues to blow my mind with the intriguing premises that characterize his books, and The Five Times I Met Myself is no different. I started the book only meaning to read a couple of chapters before carrying on with my day, but then found myself unable to put it down, such that I had to read it in snatches while trying to carry out the normal parts of life I just wanted to ignore so I could keep reading!

    Written by Christian Fiction Addiction on November 20, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3O1KROZHZX0SO/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    I wasn’t sure what to expect with The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart. I just knew that when the invitation to read it came across my desk, I felt the urge to jump on it.

    As usual, when I get that urge, I wasn’t disappointed at all. Even though it is written from a male point of view, I identified with Brock Matthews immediately. That is something completely out of the ordinary for me. I usually don’t mesh with male POV, especially when the female POV is basically a minor character.

    The premise of the book is What would you say to your younger self? What would you change, and how would it affect the person you are today? Brock Matthews finds out, and it isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    Written by All Grown Up on November 20, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES RUBART

    I was pleasantly surprised. The plot was definitely different: a man meeting his younger self in his dreams and managing to change the past through these meetings. It made for a fascinating read that I didn’t want to put down because I wanted to see what would happen next and how the book would end. It has a lot of twists and turns and you don’t know what is going to happen next. There is a lot of bouncing back and forth between dreams and awake and from one timeline to another, but it is done in a way that is easy to keep up with.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on November 20, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3NL0O5EQT73YU/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ONE OF JAMES RUBART’S BEST NOVELS EVER! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    This one does have a bit of a twist to it like you might find in It’s A Wonderful Life or Family Man. It does make you truly consider the consequences of the decisions we make and if you could do it all over again, would you really change anything? What would the impact be along that new timeline? I absolutely LOVED this book and at the end it really gives the reader something to think about and take away. For me this one rates a solid 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on November 20, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2YGJ54XEHHI1C/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • AN ENCOURAGING AND THOUGH-PROVOKING READ

    Initially, The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart reminded me of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” except that it began in May. This unique novel also reminds me a bit of the Biblical Job because it is about a man (Brock Matthews) with lots of troubles: the family business is going belly-up as is his relationship with his brother/business partner, his marriage is failing, he has regrets over other failed relationships, so his life is coming apart.

    The Five Times I Met Myself is a heartwarming novel that showcases the value of forgiveness and “letting go and letting God”. Told in dreamland flashbacks, this beautifully crafted story will have you contemplating the status of your own relationships and how you can improve them.

    Written by WORD Up! on November 20, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1KFO5UEFP1HKB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    * WARNING * Do not open this book unless you are willing to entertain the idea of having your whole world turned upside down.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on November 20, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    This was a very interesting concept of redemption and healing. I’ve read other books by this author and really enjoyed them. The regrets about the past and the wishing for a “do-over” in some situations really rang true for me. I liked the faith elements in the story as well as the realistic struggles Brock encountered. The emotions evoked from grief to laughter were something else that engaged me in the story. I’m looking forward to the next intriguing story from the pen of this author!

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on November 20, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    This is an intriguing story with shades of “It’s a Wonderful Life” woven in. The plot is constantly changing, as Brock’s dreams affect everything from where he lives, to the woman he is married to, even to what he does for a living. It’s quite a ride, and Brock often feels like he’s flying blind, awaking to a new reality almost every day.

    Written by ReviewsByErin on November 19, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    If we are honest, we would all confess that we’ve longed for “do-overs.” We have things we wish we had made right; we focus too much on past mistakes, or we dream that if we’d only made some different choices life would be peachy. Well, Brock gets do-overs, but he keeps avoiding the one thing he can’t face, and the lesson for all of us seems to be that if we want a future, we must face our failures, our fears HERE IN THE PRESENT.

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on November 19, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Overall, I liked the story okay but might have enjoyed a bit more dialogue and action. It did not move along as quickly and smoothly as I might have liked.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on November 18, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ – REALLY?

    GOODNESS! Now did that not pack a punch!?! You can read the synopsis and know what it’s about, but only when you’ll get a chance to really read it, that’s when you’ll appreciate how fascinating and stimulating it really is. In all, I’m saying don’t let this pass you by when you see it in the bookstore online or off.

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    Written by Just Commonly on November 16, 2015

  • RIVETING & INTRIGUING STORY!

    With more twists and turns than a waterslide park, James L. Rubart’s The Five Times I Met Myself will play out a riveting story in the cinema of your mind. Schedule out enough time to read this book cover to cover once you start because I can just about guarantee that you won’t want to be distracted by silly things like sleeping or eating – certainly not chores or your job! A wonderful candidate for your next book club, it’s perfect for fans of Mitch Albom and William Paul Young… and for anybody who’s ever wished things had turned out differently.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on November 16, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Once again, James L. Rubart has written a book that wrapped itself around my mind and made me think. This is not a rehash of Back to the Future but a serious look at what might happen if a man decided to “fix” his current circumstances by convincing his twenty-three-year-old self (through lucid dreams) to make different decisions. Rubart creates gripping scenes with poignant family dynamics that pulled me into the story and kept glued to the pages.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on November 16, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ REVIEW

    Although the idea has been done before, I sincerely enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters and the writing style. The book also includes a discussion guide at the end. It would make for a great book for book club. After reading this book I would love to check out some of Rubart’s other books.

    Written by The Talbert Report on November 16, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    Have you ever found yourself thinking, “If only I could go back in time and tell myself XYZ, none of this would be happening right now” ?? I’m sure most of us have. That is the basis behind. Rubart’s, The Five Times I met Myself. Brock, the main character, learns how to control his dreams after he has the same recurring dream. Thus, he is ultimately able to try and “fix” mistakes in the past to impact his present (and his future.) But he soon learns, sometimes the grass isn’t greener on the other past side. Not a “dumbed down” book for sure !Thought provoking, and pretty great!

    Written by The Open Window: An Autism Blog on November 15, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    In a word, WOW! It was incredibly unique with time travel aspects and a hint of a Christmas Carol. There were wonderful life lessons to take away and reminders of what and who are truly important in life. I was never sure what was going to happen next and how Brock’s dream would influence reality.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on November 14, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    This book was a different take on time travel then what I’ve read in the past. It was an unusual set up for a thought provoking book. I enjoyed the style of writing and the visuals the author created. I didn’t really connect with or care about the characters, but the plot was very intriguing. I finished the book and couldn’t stop thinking about the life lessons the author brought out. The book has appeal and I would recommend it for the Christian element alone. For the casual reader who isn’t into life lessons or Christian insight, the book might be a bit much. But for me it was entertaining as well as a jumping off point for some deep thinking.

    Written by Tima Murrell on November 14, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    I really enjoyed this extraordinary story of redemption and second chances! The Five Times I Met Myself is brimming with life lessons and inspirational messages that will make you think and challenge you to live in the present. Fans of Mitch Albom and Andy Andrews are sure to enjoy this latest offering from James L. Rubart!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on November 14, 2015
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  • GREAT READ

    James Rubart has such a unique writing style that his books tend to grab my attention. This story line will twist your mind (as his books do) and by the end I was confused yet intrigued. The book goes between present day and past younger Brock, so I really had to pay attention to the dates because it can get confusing fast. This book really makes the reader think about the decisions made on a daily basis. If Brock had chosen one thing differently in his past, his entire future would be completely different. On that same note though, we can’t live in fear of making the exact right choice. We can’t see ahead and even if things aren’t smooth sailing, our character is built by the choices we make. I think this book displays this is a unique way and Rubart has once again written a great novel.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on November 13, 2015

  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    How many times in your life do you look back and think you could change just one thing? Have you considered that changing that one thing could completely change the course of your entire life? That’s the basis of this book, and the message is powerful.

    Brock only wants to change one little thing about his life, and he discovers that he can change things by visiting his younger self using lucid dreams.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on November 13, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’

    I will be honest, there were times when I didn’t like the females in this story, since it felt like they were the ones being pretty selfish (like, bailing when the money threatened to no longer be there), but I wound up being happy with where the story ended up. I thought the story was an interesting “what if?” style, being able to change the course of our life through our dreams. The book is well written and hard to put down, as well as contains a great message!
    I received this book from Lit Fuse in exchange for my honest review

    Written by Inklings and Notions on November 12, 2015

  • OKAY STORY

    The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart was a good book just not the right book for me. This book is well written but I just couldn’t get into the story no matter how many times I tried.

    Written by The World As I See It on November 12, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ BY JAMES L. RUBART

    This is a thought provoking book. My brain was spinning, thinking of what is and what might have been. The author does a great job of getting us thinking about the choices we make. You’ll be challenged to look at them in a whole new way. Hold on to your chair when you read this book.

    Written by Book Reviews From an Avid Reader on November 12, 2015
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  • AN INTERESTING BOOK

    This was an interesting book and that is why I wanted to give it a try. I thought this story was enjoyable. How many times have we all wanted to go back and meet ourselves at a different time to give ourselves a little bit of advice we have learned. While reading this book you will stop to think about what you would do if you did meet yourself. I thought the author’s writing style was very nice and seemed to just flow. Even though this is a longer book it seemed to read very quickly. I will have to check out the other books that this author has written.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on November 11, 2015
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  • ‘THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF’ ~ A NOVEL

    This is a book that seems to be a little bit of It’s a wonderful life and Back to the Future series. It is a great read, that keeps you interested until the very end.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on November 7, 2015