The Spirit Tree

A Gathering of Birds

Children - Christian
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 07/06/2023
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Author Biography

Born-again Christian writer, J.A. Abele, is no stranger to weaving spiritual truths into incredible tales of fantasy and adventure, and her love of music, poetry, (and animals of all kinds) inspire her creative characters.

J.A. lives in rural upstate New York with her cat, Daisy.
“I love young people and have a passion for them to know the truth. I hope to deliver it in an exciting package, like The Spirit Tree. I am working on two more books in the trilogy (A Gathering of Family, and A Gathering of Saints and Sinners). The Spirit Tree Trilogy explores the remarkable relationship between the Holy Spirit and the believer in Christ, revealing the heart of God, and I feel the message mirrors the need for hope and provides the answers that are so hard to find in today’s crazy upside down world.”

J.A acquires much of what she writes directly from the Holy Spirit. “ There have been times I wasn’t sure where a section of dialogue or plot was going to end up, but then I got exactly what I needed to write, from God. It really is an amazing way to write.”

She is grateful to God for the people around her which includes some great neighbors and her ‘quirky, creative and very much loved’ two sisters and their families. “And of course, I am thankful for the gift of nature, which is really the greatest show on Earth.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers' Favorite

The Spirit Tree: A Gathering of Birds by J.A. Abele is a gripping Christian children's story about three siblings who live in a dystopian world where a corrupt global government has banished Christianity. It follows the three Elpizo siblings on a unique mission to save their grandparents. Noah, Evangeline, and Izak escaped the labor compound from Harromog and now need food, water, and shelter. Luckily, on the way to the Spirit Tree, God eases their journey by sending messages through pinecones, birds, and animals that only Noah can read and hear, as he is the only one baptized in the Spirit. When they arrive at the hidden place, the Elpizo siblings learn God has good plans for them, and they must always keep their faith, discover their purpose and be patient. Yet, once again, they must travel back through dangerous places to rescue their grandparents from the compound.

The Spirit Tree: A Gathering of Birds by J.A. Abele is a mesmerizing story of faith, hope, fears and doubts, visions and dreams, and purpose. It contains valuable biblical wisdom and an inspiring set of characters called to do great things. Despite all odds and challenges, they still learn to have a relationship with God, get baptized, and hear and see messages that others can't. J.A. Abele teaches young readers the importance of being prepared for emergencies, the Great Restoration of the Church, the ability to hear the Holy Spirit, and why staying active in your relationship with the Lord, believing in Jesus, and being baptized in the Spirit is important. This is a must-read for young readers.

J.A. Abele

These are 5 star reviews from Amazon customers-
Sallie Dawkins, Author of The Awakening Christian Series
5.0 out of 5 stars Grow in your “revelationship” with God
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2022
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This unique and memorable story is a heart-pounding page turner. J.A. Abele has created a brilliant, faith-based, end-time dystopian series for young readers. A Gathering of Birds (Volume 1 of The Spirit Tree Trilogy) is a tender tale destined to become a family favorite. Sprinkled with biblical wisdom and humor, readers of all ages will enjoy the engaging dialogue. In their journey, the Elpizo children learn practical survival skills, the basics of faith, and grow in the many ways the Lord speaks. Thoughtful reflections on fundamental matters of consequence, this story is perfect for reading aloud. Parents and older readers will enjoy the hidden iconic cultural references. Sure to leave readers eager for more! Highly recommended!
Joshua Paletta
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure of Faith and Legacy
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2022
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June once again knocks it out of the park with her new fiction adventure book. Reminds me of the Hunger Games meets Lord of the Rings. I heard she is looking to make it a trilogy. I can’t wait for the next ones.
Renata Kikel
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Faith-based Adventure!
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2022
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I’m so excited about this book, and it's such a perfect time in our world to share it! This apocalyptic adventure story spreads the message of hope and teaches our children that they’re never alone. Adolescents have gone through especially difficult times over the last few years - this will be a wonderful gift for my neighbor‘s grandchildren as well as my niece.
Tom Fischer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2022
A Gathering of Birds is an exciting, heart-pounding adventure about faith and family. With compelling characters living in a dystopian world full of danger and uncertainty, the story will take readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride that ends with hope for all who believe. Love it! Thanks!
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Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2022
I think the author has found her calling, writing for Christian teens and tweens. I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, and became invested in the characters as they grow individually in their faith. It had a satisfying ending, leaving me looking forward to the next installment of the trilogy.