Introducing “Redwoods and Whales” by Phil Joel

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. PHIL JOEL, a Grammy-nominated Musician & Author

Happy Sunday everyone,

We’re here to delight your Sunday with another entertaining and educational author interview!  Our guest today is Phil Joel, is one of Christian music’s most recognizable folks. He is the former member of influential Christian rock band Newsboys and now a part of one of the most loved music bands in the world, Zealand!

In our exciting interview, Phil tells us how he never intended to write a book at all and how his experience in northern California inspired him to write Redwoods and Whales.


More about the author

Phil JoelOriginally from New Zealand, PHIL JOEL is a Grammy-nominated musician best known for his position as bass player for the Internationally known band, Newsboys. His music has taken him all over the world and along with these opportunities to perform musically he has become a sought-after speaker, sharing predominantly with youth. He currently tours with Zealand, his most current musical venture, and Newsboys United. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Heather and two kids.



Redwoods and Whales: Becoming Who You Actually Are

Redwoods and Whales: Becoming Who You Actually AreAs depression, addiction, medication, pornography and suicide have become commonplace in today’s culture, it seems we have lost sight of who we actually are. Too many of us are finding ourselves breathing shallow, feeling stranded and alone.

The truth is that we can cut free from the things that are holding us back and making us sick as we catch a clear vision of the true character of God. We can chose to live healthy lives filled with purpose and vision as we become our actual selves, moving confidently through the chaos.
As we choose to align our minds and our hearts with the truth, we’ll discover that maybe God isn’t exactly who we thought He was and that life with Him is a whole lot bigger, greener, and more exciting than what we’ve settled for.

Redwoods and Whales breaks the box and blows the mystique off some of the most common pink elephants of our culture. Phil Joel brings a fresh take and uninhabited tools to the table to help us push aside the things that entangle and lay hold of the lives that we are born to live.

You can buy your copy of Redwoods and Whales here!



In this episode of theReading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • More about PHIL JOEL, a Grammy-nominated musician best known for his position as bass player for the Internationally known band, Newsboys
  • His brand NEW book, Redwoods and Whales: Becoming Who You Actually Are
  • What inspired the story and the title of Phil’s book?
  • What does Phil hope that readers will gain from reading his book?
  • How is the joy that he experienced being a musician different from being an author?
  • Where can people find more information about Phil Joel’s book?



Thank you, Phil, for joining us and for sharing your wonderful book with us!


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