Who are we . . . really? As depression, addiction, and suicide become more commonplace in today’s culture, it seems we have lost sight of who we actually are. Like a whale on a beach, too many of us are finding ourselves breathing shallow, feeling stranded, and alone.
The truth is we can cut free from the things that hold us back if we can catch a clear vision of the true character of God. And, like a mighty redwood tree, we can choose to live healthy lives filled with purpose, rising confidently above the chaos.
As we choose to align our hearts and minds with the truth, we will discover that maybe God isn’t exactly who we thought He was maybe life with Him is a whole lot bigger and more exciting than we ever imagined.
Redwoods and Whales will give you the tools you need to help push aside the things that entangle, and grab hold of the life you were born to live.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
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About the Author
Originally from New Zealand, PHIL JOEL is a Grammy-nominated musician best known as the former bass player for Newsboys. Phil is a sought-after, passionate youth speaker who currently tours with his band Zealand and Newsboys United. He lives in Franklin, TN, with his wife, Heather, and their two kids.
Table of Contents
Preface: About Me, Phil xi
Chapter 1 Weird Things Happen to Weird People 1
Chapter 2 Whales Aren't Meant to Die Alone on Beaches 7
Chapter 3 I Know What You Want Because I Want the Same Things 15
Chapter 4 Here's What's Next: We Go Green 21
Chapter 5 To Be or Not to Be … That Is the Question 27
Chapter 6 Why Trust God If I Think He's a Jerk? 33
Chapter 7 The Biggest Question Ever 43
Chapter 8 We're All Meant to Be 51
Chapter 9 A Letter to Alex 61
Chapter 10 New Drugs, Old Promises 73
Chapter 11 My Misadventures with Social Media 81
Chapter 12 Being a Loser 87
Chapter 13 Take Out the Trash? 97
Chapter 14 The Oversexualization of the Population 101
Chapter 15 Rewiring and Renewal 111
Chapter 16 The Escape Artist 121
Chapter 17 Choosing to Choose 131
Chapter 18 A Haircut + A Hero = My Mullet + Josiah 137
Chapter 19 The ADD Poster Child 147
Chapter 20 We All Need the Odd Rescue 157
Chapter 21 Shut Up and Talk 167
Chapter 22 Burned Bread = Toast (Stay Focused) 175
Chapter 23 Generation Smart 181
Chapter 24 Thought for Food 187
About the Author 201
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing. Phil is the real deal....speaks from his heart in an open, even vulnerable place in a very real way. As I’ve spent a lot of personal time with him over the years, weekends together at my house and also time at his, I can attest that all of this writing comes driven by the Holy Spirit that guides his life. You will be touched by this book...trust me!