Winter Reading-To-Go

Winter is here and the coffee and cocoa are waiting to warm you up. To go with your tasty treat…how about a wonderful book. There’s nothing like a good book to transport you to a place of adventure or new self-awareness.

If you want to discover fresh insights and greater understanding about life, love, and living, then consider one of The Phone Tree’s recommended reads. There’s sure to be a great read-to-go among the list.

Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore (Lifeway)

Living Beyond Yourself is an amazing 10-week study on the fruit of the Spirit. Each week, you will be challenged to face yourself in such a way that you cannot hide who you really are, but at the same time, you will be encouraged to become someone you could not be without the help of the Holy Spirit. Of excellent benefit to anyone who wants to be everything God desires, this personal study is guaranteed to be a life changer.

Phone Tree Rating: 5/5 Stars *****

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul (Thomas Nelson)

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 you, sober you, and test you. It is a book that has the ability to help you consider, “God breathing the Great Story of His favor on mankind.”

Phone Tree Rating: 3.5/5 Stars ***~

Spiritual Warfare for Women by Leighann McCoy (Bethany House)

Spiritual Warfare for Women is riveting. It is a book that should not be taken lightly. The subject matter is serious. The author’s message and insightful lessons are raw, real, and relevant. Steeped in Scripture, this book will take you on a journey to the heart of your faith and it will lead you to a place where you will be inspired to experience the fullness of God as it relates to deliverance. By your journey’s end, you will be empowered, encouraged, and equipped to live both armed and dangerous…in Christ.

Phone Tree Rating: 4.5/5 Stars ****~

When Women Worship: Creating an Atmosphere of Intimacy with God by Amie Dockery with Mary Alessi (Regal)

When Women Worship: Creating an Atmosphere of Intimacy with God is a keeper. A supplemental companion to the CD with the same name, it is a collection of stories about the women who are behind the songs. This book is a treasure and a gift that will lead you to the place of authentic worship.

Phone Tree Rating: 4.5/5 Stars ****~

Babylon’s Falling by William G. Collins

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 the emotions and feelings that Daniel and his Hebrew friends may have felt as they left their beloved Jerusalem behind and faced a new world order at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar and others.

Phone Tree Rating: 4/5 Stars ****

George Washington Carver by John Perry (Thomas Nelson)

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 move you. It is a book that will open your eyes to the many gifts of the Creator.

Phone Tree Rating: 5/5 Stars *****

Heaven is for Real for Kids by Todd and Sonja Burpo (Thomas Nelson)

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 on his trip to heaven.

Phone Tree Rating: 4/5 Stars ****

Spiritual Warfare for Women was received free from Bethany House as part of their Blogger Review program. Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, Babylon’s Falling, George Washington Carver and Heaven is for Real for Kids were received free from BookSneeze as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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