Tree in the Road


the home of author

Charles S. Areson

and soon

Elizabeth Areson!

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The Adventures of Max and Link

in editing now

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My youngest daughter, Elizabeth, and I have created a game which will soon be available.

It's fun and funny.

Recognize nerdy comments, overcome challenges,  fight monsters (okay maybe they aren't monsters by they seem like it at times), and of course gather your collectibles. 

You might be trying to win but at times all nerds have to unite to survive high school. 


Books By CS Areson


What happen when Elizabeth got her first copy of 
The Bee in the Blackberry Bush 
and found out her dad was published! 

The Disciples is a new a Bible Club for teens. There will also be a wordbook for Disciples of all ages. If you are interested contact me and I will send you a PDF of the book for you to review or use if your funds are low. 

Print and in Ebook.

A book review on the book,

IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGIVE?” What God Can Do When You Can’t by Charles Areson.

As a pastor I often said, one of the most dangerous things we could ever pray is, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12 NLT). I mean really, do we want God’s forgiveness of us based on how forgiving we have been towards others? Jesus added the following to these words, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15). Simple and to the point, if we don’t forgive others, God will not forgive us.

The same is true of this book. Simple and to the point. Areson shows us how God can, indeed will, help us do something that is impossible for us to do on our own. Forgive others! No matter what they have done.

In the book, Areson is honest. He tells us that though God commands we forgive, He was not able to do so. He shows us how, if we are willing to admit we have a problem (not being able to forgive) and allow God to take us through the process, we too, might reach a point of rebuilding trust and finding reconciliation.

I believe the words of this book are invaluable. I believe there are many “Christians” struggling with the same problem. I have already thought of someone I want to purchase a copy for. Perhaps you will think of some as well as you read and work through it.

Mark Bechtel (Retired pastor of 30 years)

Bloomington, Indiana