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The eternally hipster Phil Joel with his bellbottom pants and long wavy locks has surfed into a new venture - book writing - while still singing and playing bass. He penned the freshly released "Redwoods and Whales" while on tour with his band Zealand and his former bandmates in Newsboys United. A 2018 tour launched into a springtime stint as Newsboys United became the headliners for Winter Jam 2019. As if that didn't keep him busy enough, Joel decided to turn his journaling into a book. The result is the inspirational and insightful "Redwoods and Whales."

This is what Joel had to say about his latest venture: "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," he said. "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."

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