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I Am

I Am

On 1/21 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Absolutely outstanding! I love this resource. It is colorful, informative, and engaging. The illustrations are so modern, and the whole book layout is quite stunning. Everything is so appealing that you will quickly find yourself wanting to go from page to page just to see the wonderful work. Not only ... Phone Tree Review: I AM by Diane Stortz

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 1/13 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Wicked can be defined in many ways, based on Spangler's revealed definitions. In her book Wicked Women of the Bible, she introduced the concept of "wicked" from two unique perspectives. She showed how, whether wicked good or wicked bad, the women of the Bible had a story to tell that was both purposed ... A Phone Tree Book Review|Wicked Women of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Glory Days

Glory Days

On 11/25 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: What a powerful encouragement this book was to me. I absolutely loved it. It spoke well of God, and it soothed my heart in such a way that I was fortified. Glory Days provided Biblical content, as well as shared relevant messages for present-day living. I most appreciated the approach that the author ... Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now

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Thankful

Thankful

On 9/6 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Title: Thankful Author: Eileen Spinelli About the Book: “Thankful, by bestselling and award-winning children’s author Eileen Spinelli, combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings. Like the gardener thankful for every green ... A Faith and Family Book Review|Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

On 8/17 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: About the Book: The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Toddlers is perfect for young children. Now toddlers have a padded board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover. This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with ten stories from ... The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 7/22 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Phone Tree Review: Jesus Calling for Little Ones was an enchanting book that did much to nourish the tender hearts of God’s special, little angels. I adored the colorful illustrations and found the simple words to be soothing and encouraging. Overall, I thought that the author presented the content ... A Faith and Family Review|Jesus Calling for Little Ones

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Brave Queen Esther

Brave Queen Esther

On 7/3 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: This I Can Read! book was an excellent stage reader/family read aloud resource. My kids and I read and discussed it in one sitting. With Bible-based, kid-friendly language, it did a super job of recounting the life details of this courageous, young woman – Esther. The illustrations were colorful and ... Brave Queen Esther

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5 Stars

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Noah's Voyage

Noah's Voyage

On 6/22 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Noah’s Voyage was a super quick read with colorful and bright illustrations. In the simpliest of ways, this book told the story of Noah and his divine assignment. It emphasized his God relationship, as well as his response to God’s calling. It also presented the unique role of Noah’s family in ... A Family, Faith, & Fun Book Recommendation...

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4 Stars

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God's Story in 66 Verses

God's Story in 66 Verses

On 5/26 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: I am a huge fan of Bible study reference and resource material. Of course, it goes without saying that the Bible is the only true sourcebook needed to guide our lives, but having helpful aids to assist in making a text or even an event or character clearer can be a wonderful thing. This book, I must ... #5Reviewsin5Days, Day 5 (God's Story in 66 Verses)

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5 Stars

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 1/30 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: This book did an amazing job of getting to the bare bones of things. I really liked how the author delved into the foundations of rhythm. She spoke so well on each front - Shalom, Sabbath, and Grace - that it made me consider my movement and timing and music choices of life. It made me more aware of ... Rhythms of Grace...A Phone Tree Book Review

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4 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 12/3 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: I must confess that I sought this book out for many reasons. One reason that I wanted to read it was because I wanted to understand the concept of what having a healthy, spiritually enriching community of support and encouragement was all about. The second reason was because I wanted to appreciate the ... Recommended Reading|Lean on Me by Anne Marie Miller

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King David

King David

On 10/3 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Phone Tree Review: As soon as I got this book in hand, I knew that I would love it. It was so colorful and so visually appealing that it invited me into its pages right away. Because the subject matter addressed David – shepherd boy, psalmist, warrior, worshipper and king, I was certain that it would ... Faith, Family and Fun|A Phone Tree Book Review and Recommendation

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/12 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: The Berenstain Bears books are worth their weight in gold! My family and I absolutely adore them. With rich, godly messages and relevant themes, they never cease to teach us. Blessed are the Peacemakers has been a wonderful addition to our family library. In this installment, we got to see the wisdom ... A Saturday Family Fun Read-Aloud Book Recommendation|The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

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Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

On 9/1 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: This Zonderkidz book tells the story of Jonah. With rhythmical words and colorful illustrations, Jonah and the Great Big Fish takes youngsters on a grand adventure. Readers will find Scripture, kid-friendly artwork, and memorable content. Parents will love the simplicity of the story and find it to be ... Books Galore! – A Week of Reviews, Day 1 (Jonah and the Great Big Fish)

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4 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 7/30 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: No More Dragons: Get Free from Broken Dreams, Lost Hope, Bad Religion, and Other Monsters is a book that everyone should read. It’s honest and thought-provoking in such a way that the drama of life, church experiences, and beguiling strongholds are revealed. Burgen does an amazing job of drawing readers ... No More Dragons by Jim Burgen

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The Garden Gate

The Garden Gate

On 5/3 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: The Garden Gate, in my opinion, was a mixture of the fantastical, the unbelievable, the poetic, and the remarkable. It was a touching book that easily evoked compassion, inspired loyalty, and encouraged zeal. Well-written and comprehensive with regard to details, Kinde’s story delivered a positive ... A Family Time Reading Recommendation and Book Review

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 2/28 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Who doesn’t want a great marriage? Is there a secret, a formula, a recipe that makes a marriage wonderful? Are there certain must have ingredients that the two-who-become-one should have in order to partake of a happy marriage? Read this book and find out what women across the world have to say about ... A Phone Tree Book Review| Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 2/18 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: What a delightfully humorous book! I thought this little treasure was the perfect blend of funny-hahas mixed with a love-thy-neighbor lesson. The contrast between mom and dad’s first reaction to the pirates was superb...wahoo for...transformation! This would be a great resource for home study, church ... A Family Read-Aloud Book Recommendation|Pirates on the Farm (The Next Door Series)

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Restless DVD

Restless DVD

On 1/23 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Review: The appeal of Jennie Allen is that she has an uncanny way of simplifying and personalizing every Biblical message in such a way that others can see themselves more clearly. Her tone, her words, her brutal honesty all reveal a desperate hope for God. In Allen’s Restless DVD, viewers will experience ... Restless DVD: Because You Were Made For More

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 11/20 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You takes a look at the good, the not-so-good, and the unpretty of relationships and it teaches readers beautiful truths for the heart through the scope of the LORD's prayer. With a clear style and an unhindered view of some of her life ... Goodreads...The Wall Around Your Heart

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The Mercy Prayer

The Mercy Prayer

On 10/18 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: If you are looking for an amazing read, take a look at this Friday favorite and other recommended reads. Phone Tree Review: Deeply revealing with a touch of personal insight, this book is a must read for anyone who longs to better appreciate the mercy of God. I found the author’s message to be comforting, ... Friday Favorites and Other Recommended Reads

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 9/5 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: I really enjoy reading books like this one. I loved how the story spoke to family life drama and troubled relationships. That’s real. I liked how things were not always black and white and how flaws and other “not to me” events threw the characters off balance so much so that they had to go low ... Recommended Reads for September 2013

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Unexpected Love

Unexpected Love

On 5/16 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Unexpected Love by Julie Zine Coleman is a solid read that will stimulate the mind and cause one to do much in the way of deep thinking. Written in a very scholarly and functional voice, this book is a study on biblical essentials, such as understanding the importance of having a relationship with the ... A Phone Tree Book Review: Unexpected Love by Julie Zine Coleman

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4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 1/21 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: “…beautiful thoughts and valuable lessons,” these are the words that best sum up this book. From the beginning, I loved how the author candidly spoke about his strange exhaustion, his response to it, and his approach to dealing with it. I could relate to his words so well: “Deep in some uncertain ... Mondays with My Old Pastor

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/14 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate is an impacting book on so many levels. This inspirational novel tells the story of two families - past to present - and their relationships, struggles, life callings, and healings. Set in the rural south, Hope Springs ventures down the pathways of race, Christian unity ... Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 4/16 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Our Favorite Sins by Todd D. Hunter is a book that will challenge your way of thinking as it relates to the lesson of temptation. Mr. Hunter does an amazing job of getting the reader to look beyond the surface of the typical and into the deeper layers of the atypical. He talks about some of man’s internal ... Our Favorite Sins

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4 Stars

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/30 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: “Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.” ~ Everyone should visit Molasses Creek. It is there that you will find yourself. Whether you seek to gain understanding about the injustices of the world or desire to gain wisdom from the young and the ... Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

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The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 1/21 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: The God Whom Moses Knew by Dr. J. Rogers Nelson is a detailed fictional account of the life of Moses. Offering glimpses of the symbolic past and present of Moses, the author allows readers to see him, his family and his kinsmen in an interesting light. This book would ... The God Whom Moses Knew

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3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 12/30 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Heaven is for Real for Kids gives a sweet account of one little boy’s story about heaven. Written especially for kids from a child’s point of view, the words are simple and clear. Beautiful imagery is sprinkled throughout the book so that children can have an idea of what little Colton experienced ... Winter Reading-to-Go

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4 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 12/29 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: For those who enjoy biographies, The Phone Tree highly recommends this most enjoyable book, George Washington Carver. This beautifully written tribute to the life, works and humble practices of one of America’s greatest African-American botanists, research scientists, and God-inspired discoverers will ... Winter Reading-To-Go...George Washington Carver

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 12/28 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: If you are looking for an interesting bit of inspirational fiction with a few plot twists, then this is the book for you. Babylon’s Falling creatively tells the story of Daniel and his post Jerusalem adventures. When you read this book, you will be transported back to ancient times. You will experience ... Winter Reading-to-Go...Babylon's Falling

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 12/27 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe is a unique read that offers an interesting perspective. In it, you will find artistic impressions about God as a Father. You will also find sweet stories and depictions of grace from the hard knocks of life to the soft touches of love within a family. It will startle ... Winter Reading-To-Go...Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

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Cherished

Cherished

On 9/3 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Bruised and raw after losing sight of God, Kelli London and Heather Anderson seemingly search for forgiveness, redemption, restoration and direction in their lives. Not only do their paths cross in an “only God” kind of way, but their paths bring them full circle, past to present, leading them on to a place of grace... CHERISHED by Kim Cash Tate

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 8/1 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Eileen Button’s book, The Waiting Place, is beautiful work that shares sweet vignettes about life and its special in-between places. An enchanting read, it gently entices the reader to travel down the road of her familiar past, while learning to embrace the unique moments where memories can be viewed ... The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/10 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Unleashed – Release the Untamed Faith Within by Erwin McManus is an incredible book that has the potential to shake up and wake up any Christian. Anyone who reads this book is sure to walk away impacted. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is courageous enough to take a bold step of ... Unleashed by Erwin McManus

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 1/23 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: I found Ms. Chittister's writing to be both scholarly and common. She had several notable quotes and interesting comments. She seemingly tried to provide a functional link between the past and the present, and she worked to invite readers into understanding the union between ... A Phone Tree Book Review

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/13 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Outlive Your Life is truly an inspiring book. From the moment I began reading it, I was hooked. As Acts is one of my favorite books of the Bible, I was initially a bit curious about how Mr. Lucado would approach it. I must say, however, that his depiction of the first-century church was not only entertaining, ... A Phone Tree Book Review

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 The Phone Tree Bible Study Group wrote: Transforming Church in Rural America is a powerfully relevant book that seemingly tells the story of my early days and experiences in the body of Christ. O’Dell’s message – breaking all the rurals – is about confrontation, demolishing traditions, and moving toward a necessary change in mind and heart among God’s people... A Phone Tree Book Review

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