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A Time To Be Born is John B. Phillips first non-legal book, inspired by learning that he was to be a first-time grandfather twice–two babies who would be born five months apart. He decided that his gift to his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren would be this book.

Looking at verses, passages, and stories in Holy Scripture that told of birth, he began to write, not a doctrinal treatise on childbirth, but a grandfather’s expression of love and grace as applied to the miracle of birth. His meditations are paired with accompanying art to present childbirth as an odyssey ordained by God, filled with the adventures of pain and joy that connect parent and child with God.

This book should be read by grandparents as encouragers and supporters, parents actively participating in the childbirth journey, and all who love them. You will see a sometimes humorous and always deeply spiritual reflection on embracing “a time to be born” as a God-centered journey.

To celebrate the birth of the first granddaughter, Margaret Wellington Thomas, born on August  21st, they have extended the dedication of the book to her. It’s a great value for personal use, childbirth gifts, classes, groups, retail stores, and book clubs.

Read more about “A Time To Be Born” here.

John B. Phillips
e: john@john-b-phillips.com
p: (423) 504-3532


John B. Phillips has practiced law for over forty years. He has been a prolific writer on subjects of employment law and human resources practices. A speaker at many legal and human resources seminars and conferences, Phillips has developed several nationally recognized training videos. He served as Managing Partner of the private law firm in which he practiced, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for a Fortune 500 company, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a national restaurant company. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for many years, he has also been recognized in Super Lawyers, Mid-South Edition.

He has been a frequent Sunday School teacher, an occasional preacher, a church elder, and an active church leader.  Phillips has three grown children and lives with his wife of forty-six years in Chattanooga, Tennessee.