Advent tells us Christ is near, and the Tollbooth just aged another year, BUT FORGOT TO TELL ANYONE!
December 2011-January 2012

If you write a press release, but don't send it to anyone will the get the word? Probably not. Here is a quick re-cap of our writers' awesome articles & reviews since you last heard from us.

Happy New Year! Yes, it is Advent once more, the beginning of the Christian liturgical year, and the birthday of The Phantom Tollbooth, that shadowy structure on the cyber highway since 1996. The writers, editors and publishers are very grateful for the support of our many readers, industry members and indie artists and, Lord willing, will keep on keeping on the journey until we reach our final destination.

Our writers' December Picks of the Month:
Swithfoot - Vice Verses (2nd time!)
June Tabor and Oysterband
Saint - Too Late for Living

Our writers' January Picks of the Month:
Transatlantic - More is Never Enough: Live in Manchester
David Crowder*Band - Oh For Joy

Our Writers Look Back at 2011
The 10 Best and Worst Films of 2011
Christmas 2011 - Our Favorite Songs
Orange Jumpsuit - Tara-Leigh Cobble
A Not-So-Strange Conversation with Leigh Nash
Called to Love Tour with Marc Martel Hits New Jersey
Scum Church/Five Iron Frenzy's Leanor Ortega Till

Over The Rhine in concert in NYC
Jenny and Tyler at the Burlap and Bean in PA
Leigh Nash in concert in NYC
Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall
Switchfoot Live in Shepherds Bush
The Violet Burning 10/26/11

Music Reviews:
A Hill To Die Upon - Omens
Jim Allchin - Overclocked
J. Peter Boles - Christmas Sky
Tara-Leigh Cobble - Morning's War
David Crowder*Band - Oh For Joy
Driving Reign - Hold On
Peder Eide - Rescue
Empirical - Elements of Truth
The Exkursions - The Exkursinos
FFH - One Silent Night
Randy George - Action Reaction
Rob Hovarth - Creation
Tim Hughes - Love Shine Through
Ilia - We Were Shipwrecks
Danen Kane - Love is Waiting
Phil Keaggy - Live from Kegworth Studio
Lanre - Pen Voyage No. 1 - Singing for Change
Lindsay McCaul - If It Leads Me Back
Heidi McKee - Light
Nazareth - The Catch/Cinema
Paul Poulton Project – Some People Believe Anything
Michael Powers – Revolutionary Boogie
Rend Collective Experiment - Homemade Worship by Handmade People
Rush of Fools - We Once Were
Saint - Too Late for Living
Shel - When the Dragon Came Down
Michael W. Smith - Glory
Switchfoot - Vice Verses
June Tabor and Oysterband
Toby Mac - Christmas In Diverse City
Maxel Toft - 34 (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Tony on Fire - The Distant End
Translantic - More is Never Enough: Live in manchester
Thrice - Major/Minor
Various - Johnny Boy Would Love This... A Tribute to John Martyn
Victory World Music - Shake Heaven
Matt Wertz - Snow Globe

The Crossing - December 2011 (Merry Christmas edition)

African Cats
Elite Squad - The Enemy Within (DVD)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Israel: A Journey Through Time DVD
J. Edgar
Jack and Jill
King Lear/hamlet (DVD)
Like Crazy
Love Begins (DVD)
Margin Call
James May - James May's Man Lab (DVD)
New Year's Eve
Rev - Series 1 (DVD)
Skies - Bane & Rebirth
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Snowmen (DVD)
The Artist
The Descendants
The Elms - The Last Band on Earth: A Film about The Elms
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Iron Lady
The Nativity (DVD)
There be Dragons (DVD)
Tim Vine - The Joke-a-Motive (DVD)
This Boy's Life (DVD)
Tower Heist
War Horse

Book Reviews:
Kenneth E Bailey - Paul through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians
Timothy George - Reading Scripture with the Reformers
Brian Godawa - Noah Primeval
Paula Gooder - Heaven
Luhrssen Jeansonne and Sokolovic - Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel:His
Life, Our Times
Jim Maxim - Face to Face with God
Oden, Elowky and Crosby - On the Way to the Cross
Shannon Perry - Grace in High Heels
N. T. Wright - Luke: 26 Studies for Individuals and Groups

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