Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One Noble Journey by Dixie Phillips

My Review:
This book's theme is not making judgment before you know what is the truth. A little orphan girl from the lowlands turns out to be more noble than the Count from the highlands. But when it comes to the foot of the Cross they are both on ground level. Journey helps the Count to see this fact. What a nice book this would be for someone to find under their Christmas tree.


Dixie Phillips began writing seasonal plays for children in 1987. These delightful programs have been published by Abingdon Press, Standard Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, Evangelizing Today’s Child and Gospel Publishing House. One of Dixie’s children’s books, Stubby’s Destiny, was awarded the 2008 Best Children’s Animal Story by Books and Authors. Guardian Angel Publishing has released Angel Eyes, One Noble Journey and Baby Jesus is Missing. Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother and Stilts the Stork will be released in 2010.

Dixie also has a passion for writing God’s truths for adults. She has contributed to an award-winning devotional book and has ghostwritten books on marriage, health, poetry and personal testimonies. She is currently a topical curriculum writer for Randall House. Dixie is a pastor’s wife of more than 30 years. She and her husband, Paul, have four grown children and have served the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd, Iowa, for 28 years.

You can learn more about Dixie’s books and the Phillips’ ministry by visiting www.floydslighthouse.com.


Dixie Phillips has delivered another delightful tale in One Noble Journey. Two cultures collide in the tiny village of Westbury. An orphan girl from the lowlands, the daughter of a Count from the highlands and a baby raccoon will entertain the hearts of children of all ages. One Noble Journey is guaranteed to help shape small souls. Artist is Kim Sponaugle. This award winning duo, Dixie and Kim, teamed up again to produce another winner. Stubby’s Destiny won the Literary Award for Excellence Best of 2008 in the Children’s Animal Story category. Suggested age for readers 3-10.


The village of Westbury had two sides. The rich people lived in the highlands and the poor lived in the lowlands. Right in the middle sat Hannah’s Hope, a home for orphans. Perched high on the orphanage’s roof was a gold cross.

“Journey!” Bella called across the field of wild flowers. “Come and see what I’ve found.”

Journey looped her willow basket, full of fresh-picked flower petals, over her arm and trotted to her friend’s side. There in a ravine sat a baby raccoon nibbling on an ear of corn.

“I wonder where his mother is.” Bella inquired.

Journey knelt beside the tiny ball of fur and cooed. “I think he’s an orphan just like me.” She carefully picked him up and tucked him in her basket. “These petals will make a soft bed for him.”

Bella rubbed the tiny animal’s tummy and he began to purr like a kitten. “He’s sure a friendly little critter.” She grinned. “But he stole corn from our garden and Papa won’t like that one bit.”

The raccoon yawned and rubbed his eyes.

“The dark fur around his eyes looks like a mask.” Journey laughed. “Maybe we should call him – Bandit.”


“A powerful story of acceptance and forgiveness, One Noble Journey would make excellent Sunday school reading or the perfect bedtime story. I can’t wait to see what Phillips and Sponaugle come up with next!” – The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

I have a copy of One Noble Journey for giveaway. It's a treasure hunt to be entered in the drawing. Mark set hunt!

One Noble Journey is just one of Dixie's children's books, Go to Dixie's site above or click here and find out one other children's book title Dixie has written.

Leave a comment telling me the book title you found most intriguing. I will draw a winner for One Noble Journey on Monday, Dec. 28th. Please be sure to leave a way of contact. US residents only please.

OK I'm in the Christmas spirit. Find in my side bar a blinkie that says something I love and leave a comment here telling me what you found that I love, for a second chance to win. Happy Hunting.

To winner DebK

Read Dixie's Christmas memory here.

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Martha Eskuchen said...

Abi- the little link HERE to her other books isn't working. I like the Destiny title in the picture above.
I know what you love (I do too) but if I post it here everyone else will know the answer too! LOL

Dixie Phillips said...

Thanks for the great review. I have another book "Baby Jesus is Missing" just released. Maybe we'll do another blog tour with it in the near future.

Deb K said...

Another book that looks great is the Stubby's Destiny~My granddaughter would love it for sure :-)


Truly His said...

This book is wonderful for "kids" of all ages!! Dixie Phillips did a fantastic job writing this! Her other books are just as good. A great present!!!

Rae Nolt said...

I love that book! :)

apple blossom said...

I'd love to do Baby Jesus is Missing book tour when you have it. Keep me posted. Thanks. Abi