Description : THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book' Nigel Slater 'Triumphant, a pastoral for the 21st century' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'The nature publishing sensation of the year, unsentimental yet luminous' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.
Description : 1911. What the author chiefly felt in the work for this book was the deep-lying humanity of its subject, which reveals in the shepherd of real life, as clearly as in the shepherd of legend and history, the essentially regal qualities of insight and of sympathy. Divided into topics entitled: shepherd and flock; rarer phases of sheep culture and character; the shepherd and his dog; sheep-marks and tallies; wool harvest; care of wool, labors of the loom; shepherds' garb; shepherds' arts, implements and crafts; shepherds' pastimes; pastoral folklore. Illustrated.
Description : With a firm conviction from years of ministry that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, Father Ronald Leinen shares stories of the living, healing, and life-renewing power he has found in Jesus the Saviour. As chaplain, pastoral counsellor, teacher, and priest, Father Leinen has met hundreds of people whose lives have been transformed by the love of Jesus. From the Gospels and the lives of both laity and religious who have encountered the person of Jesus, Father Leinen shows us how Jesus is alive today and working in people's lives.
Description : The purpose of this study will hopefully strengthen your faith by trusting God enough through prayer and His word to follow through in the direction He leads you. It is never a risk to follow God when you clearly hear from Him. His way is always the best way. If you allow Him to lead you, He will. Once you allow yourself to trust Him that much, your life will have peace and freedom like never before. His ways are not our ways, and often they are not as the world does. But the way of truth and His Truth will set us free. Sharon Schwartz grew up an active participant in her church. Starting with church choir, she eventually performed as a guest soloist in numerous churches. She is a choir and praise team member in her church yet today. She taught Sunday School, started women's small group neighborhood studies, coordinated mentoring programs, and began speaking at women's conferences. Having served for more than eight years as a BSF leader, she felt the calling to minister more directly to women's issues. Sharon has been involved with women's crisis center counseling and pregnancy counseling. She writes weekly women's devotionals for encouraging.com, the women's ministry website of her church. In addition to leading weekend retreats, she is presently enrolled in an ongoing women's seminary level study, and sits on the women's advisory board of her home church, Green Acres Baptist Church. Sharon has led numerous "Following the Shepherd Through Faith" studies and prays that you will never look at sheep and the Shepherd in the same way again. She has been married for 30 years to her husband Jeff. They reside in Tyler, Texas and are the parents of two married children, Melissa and Eric.
Description : This book of poetry does not read like a novel because of its rhyme, brevity and omission of detail. However, it is meant to teach, inspire, and awaken, opening eyes, ears and hearts to help examine ourselves, see who we as a people are, where we are headed and where we are taking our children, families, communities and nation, and what we can to do to help bring aboutor restorewholeness in our lives and the lives of others. The first poem in the collection, The Child Whod Come is inspired by a real and overlooked little girl caught in an unwholesome situation not of her making. Another poem, Grand Guardian, was inspired by real people. It is, though, written to a wider population who may be in the same circumstances as the individual whose silent, passionate voice we hear as we read, and the human subjects that the individual addresses. Other poems in the collection are reflections on Almighty God and the love he has for his people and creation. Still others have personal thoughts that I want to sharewith you as well as those who are special to my heart. A PASSAGE INTO LIFE is for people who are hurting; also for hopeful people, joyful people, people of faith, and people who have little faith or no faith. It is for saint and sinner alike. It is to help anyone who has been hurt mentally, physically or spiritually. It is also for anyone who harms others in a big way or small way, any way at all. I believe that everyone who finds himself or herself in trouble in this life can find a way out. You will need the help of others who love the Lord God, who genuinely care about what happens to you. They may not always seem to do things the right wayyour way. They may seem like they are hypocrites or insincere at times, or seem harsh, giving you some tough love. But they can be your stepping stone, to lift you up out of deep despair, disgrace, shame, unhappiness and hopelessness if you are willing to listen to the voice of the Lord in His grace and wisdom, and believe the Lord will help you. The voice and word of God tells us of the good and the evil things that happen in this life. When we find ourselves facing problems, troubles or the worst of evils, God can lead us to what is good and perfect through Jesus Christ. When some people have done things to harm and hurt you, call the Lord!!! God can pick you up and lead you into healing, goodness, and wholeness so that you will be able to keep on going in this life no matter what may happen or what may have happened to you in the past. It is important that you believe God is real, and that this real, living God who created us all and all things in the world and beyond, is not just somewhere out there, but always near to you and the situation you may find yourself in, whether youve been listening to him or not. Learn what God can do to and for all kinds of people and what He has done through Jesus Christ with people who lost belief and faith in God, or who have stopped paying attention to Him. If you never knew Godor about Godor you lost your belief and faith in Him, you must learn or re-learn about this Creator and keeper of us all. The Holy Scripturesthe Bible, the word of Godis the key. It is important to know that someone faithful to the Lord God can help you understand. Pray, and ask God about this. I believe in God through Jesus Christ. You may guess that I am a member of the Christian faitha sinnerwho sometimes thinks she is doing the right thing, the best thing, only to find she has made mistakes in judgment or in what she has done, without knowing better or thinking that it was right or the better thing to do at the ti
Description : A lyrical evocation of the Wiltshire countryside in the nineteenth century, written by acclaimed naturalist William Henry Hudson in 1910.
Description : "Psalms for a Woman's Life" focuses on better understanding of God, ourselves, and our world. 7 psalms are studied in individual lessons, and the Lord is highlighted as My River, My Rock, My Shepherd, My Light, My Forgiveness, My Word and My Song.