Recommended Reads for September 2013

Books, books, books! Don’t you love them? I do. It’s always a great time to read a book! Here are a few of the books that have been reviewed recently here at The Phone Tree.

16238049The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen

Review: 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 in order to see high. What a very excellent book! Rating: 5/5 Stars *****

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Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh  

19054 Review: Perfecting Kate was an enjoyable book. Both funny and serious, it grabbed my attention and kept it. I really liked how the author was able to delve into the heart of the heart and also how she was able to dissect the dynamics associated with relationships. I would definitely recommend this book. Rating: 4/5 Stars ****

Epic-Grace-Cover1-199x300 Epic Grace by Kurt Bubna

Review: Grace is hard to define and clearly put into words, yet at the same time, it is very easy to appreciate when you travel the intimate road that leads to a true relationship with God. In taking steps to move closer toward God’s heart, I was surprisingly led to Kurt Bubna’s book, Epic Grace. Once I began reading Epic Grace, I really did not want to put the book down. I saw myself in the words of Mr. Bubna so easily. If you have a chance to read this book, do so. You will be touched in more ways than one. Rating: 4/5 Stars ****

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The Moon is Broken by Monique B. Martin

Review: What an absolute delight! I loved, loved, loved this book…and my kids loved it too. It was a cute story that had so much within its pages. The story was elementary enough for the youngest reader, but the content was such that even older kids (7-9) could learn something. I really liked that it opened the door to discuss everything from creation to lunar patterns. Another appealing feature was the artwork. The imagery and layout of the book was bright and eye-catching. This is a great book! I hope the author and illustrator do more together. I would certainly add this to my home library shelf. Excellent! Rating: 5/5 Stars ***** (2 thumbs, 5 stars and a snap :-)) 17172061

I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins

Review: Three words…get this book! I am so not kidding. Get this book and discover Christian fiction at its best. If you love intrigue, action, history, and everything in between, you’ll find it here in the pages of this work. I know I will definitely add it to my keeper shelf (hard copy versus e-copy). Rating: 5/5 Stars *****

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Review: Oh how we all want to understand grace. We want to see it, to recognize it…in the remarkable. In the unremarkable even. We are desperate to lay our hands on it. To breathe it in. Just to know God more and to understand this – it – all. Glimpses of Grace does a good job of pointing us toward the grace that is right in front of us. Offering beautifully simple examples from her life, the author does a good job of showing us what grace looks like in everyday life. I would recommend this book. Rating: 4/5 Stars ****

I received copies of these books for free from the publishers through their blogger book review programs. 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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