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The Wilderness Journeys

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 9780862415860
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." —John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation. This collection, including the rarely-seen Stickeen, presents the finest of Muir's writings, and imparts a rounded portrait of a man whose generosity, passion, discipline, and vision are an inspiration to this day. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir's writings of his travels though some of the greatest landscapes on Earth, including the Carolinas, Florida, Alaska, and those lands which were to become the great National Parks of Yosemite and the Sierra Valley, raise an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension. These journals provide a unique marriage of natural history with lyrical prose and often amusing anecdotes, retaining a freshness, intensity, and brutal honesty which will amaze the modern reader. Introduced by Graham White.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Masterpiece Of The Wilderness

Author : Deanna Deering
ISBN : 0977396401
Genre : Poetry
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Jesus Christ is sounding out His invitation now. He is wooing us - His people - out of our comfort zones and placing us into the unknown and uncharted wilderness. In the wilderness you will find out who you truly are and who He truly is. It is a known fact that the ability to deceive ourselves is great. By hearing His voice and renewing our minds as we embrace the cross, we are able to encounter the great love that He bestows upon us. In the wilderness you will find Him as your Beloved and you will discover yourself as someone who is deeply loved. The depth of the revelation of the love of God will come at some of the darkest times in your life. This is His desire - to show you who you truly are in His eternal eyes."I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." - Galatians 2:20
Category: Poetry

Journeys In The Wilderness

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 1841586978
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Forgotten Highways

Author : Nicky L. Brink
ISBN : 9781926972060
Genre : Travel
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Traversing the historic trails of the Rockies today is done in much the same manner as it was two centuries ago—primarily on foot with heavy packs, with little better defence against mosquitoes or the elements. Although accurate maps are available, and modern technology such as global positioning systems stand as a bulwark to a complete wilderness experience, in many cases it is as difficult and challenging to cross these mountain passes, or even more so, than it was two centuries ago. Routes such as Athabasca Pass are far less travelled today than they were in the golden era of the fur trade. If our society has become so rich that we continually seek out physical and mental challenges in the wilderness—adventure and eco-travel—perhaps it would be a sign of respect to follow at least for a while in the footsteps of those who in many ways paved the way for gernerations to come. We began to form the idea of hiking all the significant historical trails to see what we could learn from the early pathfinders, about the difficulty of wilderness life and travel. What window would be opened to times past in a land where the terrain has remained essentially unchanged? —from the authors' introduction
Category: Travel

A Wilderness Journey

Author : Myra Nicole Duncan
ISBN : 9798643482857
Genre :
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There are many types of journeys that we will have to take in life. Some are good and others are as dark and deserted as the wilderness. But through whatever you must go through in life, there are a few things that will forever be relevant. The two that are certain are your choices and God. The choices that you make will play a part in the path that you will be directed to travel. Embracing your journeys for what our Creator has made them to be. Speaking God's word will be your defense against the enemy attacks towards you is key to surviving your journeys. All the while rejoicing with God's knowledge and strength that you have gained throughout your trials. These moments of rejoicing will propel a stronger you to a higher level. No matter what, know that you are going through, so you can show the proof that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Gathering Paradise

Author : Larry Rice
ISBN : 1555910572
Genre : Nature
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Category: Nature

Midnight Wilderness

Author : Debbie S. Miller
ISBN : IND:30000068201635
Genre : Nature
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This is a passionate and vivid account of traveling within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest and most pristine wilderness region in the United States.
Category: Nature

Midnight Wilderness

Author : Debbie Miller
ISBN : 1594856346
Genre : Nature
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CLICK HERE to download the first 40 pages of Midnight Wilderness * Presents the original foreword by Margaret E. Murie * Features a new afterword by the author, providing context for the Refuge today * Includes a new map and an updated bibliography Originally published more than twenty years ago, Midnight Wilderness is a passionate and vivid account of one of Alaska's greatest natural treasures, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Author Debbie Miller draws on her years of exploring this unique, magical, and expansive territory, weaving chilling adventure, personal anecdote, wildlife observation, and Native American life into a beautiful and compelling memoir of place. Proceeds from sales of this book will benefit the Alaska Wilderness League in its ongoing efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Category: Nature


Author : Diane Kennedy Pike
ISBN : 9781725218925
Genre : Religion
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Introducing new reprints by and about Bishop James Pike: The Other Side Search Search is the complete story of how Bishop James A. Pike disappeared in the Judean wilderness in 1969 while pursuing his interest in the historical Jesus. His was a lifelong search for truth, and his interest in the new light cast by the Dead Sea Scrolls had caused him to reexamine who Jesus was in the context of the times in which he lived. Bishop Pike and his wife of eight months, the author of this account, wanted a direct experience of the Judean wilderness in which Jesus had fasted and meditated for forty days and nights. They drove their rented car on a little-used road and, after getting stuck, tried to walk to the caves at Qumran. Emotion radiates from every page of this swiftly paced, unsparingly honest and revealing account-a narrative that will make you not only identify and understand how it all could have happened, but also feel as if you were there yourself and-probably-would have acted as the Pikes did. The story of Search is tragic, but the author has a faith in God and in an afterlife that makes it possible for her to conclude her narrative by stating that she knows that "Jim is alive and so am I.
Category: Religion

The Desert Of The Exodus

Author : Edward Henry Palmer
ISBN : NYPL:33433081904249
Genre : Eretz Israel
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Category: Eretz Israel

Life Unsettled

Author : Cory Driver
ISBN : 1506463215
Genre :
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Increasingly, many Christians and spiritual seekers feel that they are in a sort of wilderness space where the familiar, settled, and normal parts of life have become unsettled, out of balance. More and more people are evaluating their lives and asking, Where to now? In Life Unsettled, author Cory Driver uses the metaphor of wilderness journeying (a hallmark of the life of faith across the millennia) and the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused.The biblical book of Numbers takes center stage in the author's creative musings about life in the wilderness. The Hebrew title of Numbers is Bemidbar, which means literally, in the Wilderness. In this oft-overlooked book are stories of God's passionate intimacy and anger, communal formation and struggles, and personal failures and triumphs. The author shows how the wilderness journey in Numbers has deep relevance for our time and personal journeys.The book includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

Journey In The Wilderness

Author : Gil Rendle
ISBN : 9781426729935
Genre : Religion
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The last forty years have seen transitions in mainline churches that feel, for many, like a journey into the wilderness. Yet God is calling us in this moment, not to grieve over the changes we have experienced but to hear the call to a new mission, and a new faithfulness. In Journey in the Wilderness, Gil Rendle draws on decades as a pastor and church consultant to point a way into a hopeful future. The key to embracing the wilderness is to learn new skills in leading change, to reach beyond a position of privilege and power to become churches that serve God’s hurting people.
Category: Religion

Inner Passages Outer Journeys

Author : David Cumes
ISBN : 1567181953
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For those with an adventurous spirit who may or may not have defined their spiritual path, "Inner Passages Outer Journeys" addresses the psychospiritual, healing and restorative effects of nature, and describes how to amplify experiences through transformational practices. Photos & illustrations.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Desert Of The Exodus Journeys On Foot In The Wilderness Of The Forty Years Wanderings

Author : Edward Henry Palmer
ISBN : 1376962136
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

Wilderness Journey

Author : William E. Foley
ISBN : 9780826216632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Strange as it may seem today, William Clark—best known as the American explorer who joined Meriwether Lewis in leading an overland expedition to the Pacific—has many more claims to fame than his legendary Voyage of Discovery, dramatic and daring though that venture may have been. Although studies have been published on virtually every aspect of the Lewis and Clark journey, Wilderness Journey is the first comprehensive account of Clark’s lengthy and multifaceted life. Following Lewis and Clark’s great odyssey, Clark’s service as a soldier, Indian diplomat, and government official placed him at center stage in the national quest to possess and occupy North America’s vast western hinterland and prefigured U.S. policies in the region. In his personal life, Clark had to overcome challenges no less daunting than those he faced in the public arena. Foley pays careful attention to the family and business dimensions of Clark’s private world, adding richness to this well-rounded and revealing portrait of the man and his courageous life. Coinciding with the bicentennial in 2004 of the departure of Lewis and Clark’s famed Corps of Discovery, Wilderness Journey fills a major gap in scholarship. Intended for the general reader, as well as for specialists in the field, this fascinating book provides a well-balanced and thorough account of one of America’s most significant frontiersmen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Paul Farley
ISBN : 9780099539773
Genre : Open spaces
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The wilderness is much closer than you think. Passed through, negotiated, unnamed, unacknowledged: the edgelands - those familiar yet ignored spaces which are neither city nor countryside - have become the great wild places on our doorsteps. In the same way the Romantic writers taught us to look at hills, lakes and rivers, poets Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts write about mobile masts and gravel pits, business parks and landfill sites, taking the reader on a journey to marvel at these richly mysterious, forgotten regions in our midst. Edgelands forms a critique of what we value as 'wild', and allows our allotments, railways, motorways, wasteland and water a presence in the world, and a strange beauty all of their own.
Category: Open spaces

Canyons And Ice

Author : Kaylene Johnson
ISBN : 1467509345
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In Canyons and Ice, Kaylene Johnson recounts the adventures of Dick Griffith, who has undertaken a series of remarkable wilderness journeys across Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the American West over the past six decades. On at least one of these trips he barely survived. Stoical, utterly self-reliant, and attracted by challenges of immense scale, Griffith brings to mind heroic figures of an earlier, less craven era -- stalwart individuals like Shackleton, Amundsen, Nansen, and Stefansson who explored some of the least hospitable places on earth without benefit of GPS, Gore-Tex, or the possibility of rescue. Unlike most of his celebrated antecedents, however, Griffith s motives for seeking a life of risk and hardship had nothing to do with a desire for wealth or prestige. As this gripping and inspiring book explains, Griffith is simply afflicted with an irresistible inclination to attempt what others say can t be done. When asked what possesses a man to repeatedly strike out alone across hundreds of miles of rugged, lonely country, he replies, Every so often, it s just time to walk."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Are We There Yet Surviving The Wilderness

Author : S. G. Riddle
ISBN : 9781622872213
Genre : Psychology
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Tired of living in the wilderness instead of the Promised Land? Are you living beside the promises of God instead of in them? ""Are We There Yet? Surviving the Wilderness"" is a guidebook to help you find the path that leads to your ""Promised Land."" If you're ready to find out what personal promises and revelations await you through this journey, take a step back into history and into your furture.
Category: Psychology

Across The Wilderness

ISBN : 9781449708368
Genre : Fiction
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Orphaned at a young age, Isobel dreams of marriage and a family of her own after graduation from college. Her plans come to a grinding halt when her potential in-laws reject her because of her ethnic appearance. She doesn’t fit into their class-conscious, blue-blooded, American society. Broken-hearted, she retreats to the home her last living relative, Aunt Betty. When her aunt dies, she discovers a family secret: that she isn’t who she thought she was! Isobel was raised to believe she was part Japanese and part Caucasian-American, but she finds proof that her ethnicity is totally different and that her birth mother might still be living. She determines to seek out her biological family and in the process finds a heritage far greater than she ever anticipated.
Category: Fiction