Exploring the teachings about wilderness in sacred writing--both ancient and contemporary--and how people can grow through the shared and individual experiences of being present in nature, a practical guide illuminates the power of finding God in the wilderness experiences and the universality of spiritual connections through nature. Original.
This is a book about wilderness spirituality. It is not a manual about how to worship in the woods or find salvation through nature. It is a book about a certain kind of belief and faith that can transform the wilderness of life from arenas of confusion and fear into places of emancipation and hope. It is a book for all of us, because we all share a piece of the same wilderness. - RRR Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Rod was the greatest of the great gifts given to me, and we had an extraordinary life together. I will forever love him for the beauty of his spirit and open-hearted faith that he shared with such loving-kindness - always. I will always treasure the calmness of Rod’s last days with me by his side, with no intrusion or extreme measures - dressed by me, his very dearest, in his comfy jammies and a very simple burial. Rod cherished the final wilderness, his own death, and approached it with sublime gratitude and absolute peace. In death I have grown to know Rod in new ways, through the union of our spirits that is everlasting. Beverly Romney
Author: Claire R. Mathews
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 1995-01-01
The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
Face to Face is about personal relationships. Everyone talks as though they want one, but most of us are missing the strategies to live with this intimacy, especially with God. This book is an invitation to explore the "ah-ha" moments of a theologian who believes that theology should be practical and speak to where we live. Drawing from years of study in theology, biblical studies, counseling, and addiction therapy, this book is a creative conversation about what is missing in our most important element in life--our relationships. Its simplicity does not diminish its depth in penetrating some of the most complex questions of our age.
"We who love the church know we are in the wilderness. In this book, Gil Rendle describes that wilderness so we can understand how we got here. What's even better, he helps us find landmarks and paths that can help us find a better way. Any lay leader or clergyperson will find genuine support here- but first he or she will have a chance to understand more deeply the dimensions of the hole we have dug ourselves into." Loren B. Mead, consultant, teacher, founder of the Alban Institute, author of the Once and future Church "Gill Rendle describes masterfully the mainline trek in the wilderness and identifies assumptions that no longer fit. Church leaders will recognize their experience of recent decades on every page. As insightfull as the description is, the power of the book comes in naming new paths out of the wilderness." Lovett H. Weems, Jr., author of church Leadership: Vision, Team, Culture, and Integrity "A hope-filled book about the future of the mainline church by one of North America's most respected consultants. Rendle challenges leaders to embrace the wilderness, learn from it, and summon the courage to keep moving toward the promised land. This is a must-read book for pastors and denominational leaders." Janice Riggle Huie, Bishop, the Houston Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church "Gil Rendle has long been a reliable guide for leaders navigating change in our culture and the church. Journey in the Wilderness is another invaluable piece of the map to help mainline church leaders seeking to discern God's vision for our future amid disorienting change." John Wimmer, Program Director, Religion, Lilly Endowment, Inc. "Gil Rendle provides not only a descriptive understanding of how mainline churches got into the wilderness but also clues for their path forward. He does it with perceptive wisdom and hopeful steps for the journey. Journey in the Wilderness is a must read for leaders of congregations and denominational leaders who seek a new/ancient role for congregations." John R. Schol, Bishop, the Washington, DC Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church "This book is gift of well-founded hope. Gil Rendle deftly describes the unique opportunities present within our wilderness experience and offers a clear perspective on the pathway for learning and relevant change we may find there." Tom Locke, President, Texas Methodist Foundation
Author: Douglas C Myers
Publisher: Adventure Alaska Ltd, Alaska Adventure Xtreme
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Romancing the jewel that is wild Alaska. PURSUING ALASKA'S UNTAMED is an action adventure digital book written by Alaskan adventurer, sport fisherman, and philosopher Doug C. Myers. The ebook provides a virtual trip to a guarded treasure that is wild Alaska. The ebook is written for the outdoor enthusiast. Various discovery episodes provide windows for the reader to view the magic in Alaska's wilderness pleasures. For some it provides the vicarious realization of an elusive dream. Digital color photos introduce each chapter adventure experience, and were taken on location at the time of each written narrative. Included are visits with Native friends at their subsistence fish camp on the edge of a designated 'wild and scenic' river located in Southwest Alaska. Also included are excursion trips to distant villages and river systems along the Bering Sea, Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and less remote Kenai Peninsula. From ancient privilege to the running of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, from wildlife observations and confrontations to sport fishing highlights, the ebook is about Alaska's heart and soul - discovery. The book's contents include: Spirit of Adventure, Katmai's Other Eruption (Best and Worst of the Alaska Dream), Message of Goodnews (Promised Land), Seeking Subsistence (Ancient Privilege), River Wildlife Potpourri (Adventures of Father and Son), Streams of Dreams (Alaska Peninsula's Silver-Lining), Sourdough Legacy (Prospecting Heralded Herring), Island Extreme (Emerald Gem in Alaska's Gulf), Highway to Heaven (From Hope to Heaven's Gate), Dogged Determination (Heart and Soul of Alaska), Unity in Diversity (Winter's Allure and Summer's Prolific Embrace), Surviving the Surreal (Moose Twin's Torment), and A Last Frontier (Pleasure's Freedom Song). The 'Foreword' is authored by Colonel Norman D. Vaughan, adventurer-explorer, and member of the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition. A brief bio of his illustrious life is included.
Author: Thomas Heyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2005-12-22
The contributors to this collection address what is meant by "nature" and in what sense it can be seen as autonomous. They then consider the conflicts that arise between the satisfaction of human needs and interests and respect for nature's autonomy. The essays in the book's final section turn to management and restoration practices, investigating whether they promote the autonomy of nature or represent further attempts to dominate the natural world.
Author: Richard L. Knight
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Every piece of land, no matter how remote or untrammeled, has a boundary. While sometimes boundary lines follow topographic or biological features, more often they follow the straight lines of political dictate and compromise. Administrative boundaries nearly always fragment a landscape, resulting in loss of species that must disperse or migrate across borders, increased likelihood of threats such as alien species or pollutants, and disruption of natural processes such as fire. Despite the importance and ubiquity of boundary issues, remarkably little has been written on the subject.Stewardship Across Boundaries fills that gap in the literature, addressing the complex biological and socioeconomic impacts of both public and private land boundaries in the United States. With contributions from natural resource managers, historians, environmentalists, political scientists, and legal scholars, the book:develops a framework for understanding administrative boundaries and their effects on the land and on human behavior examines issues related to different types of boundaries -- wilderness, commodity, recreation, private-public presents a series of case studies illustrating the efforts of those who have cooperated to promote stewardship across boundaries synthesizes the broad complexity of boundary-related issues and offers an integrated strategy for achieving regional stewardshi.Stewardship Across Boundaries should spur open discussion among students, scientists, managers, and activists on this important topic. It demonstrates how legal, social, and ecological conditions interact in causing boundary impacts and why those factors must be integrated to improve land management. It also discusses research needs and will help facilitate critical thinking within the scientific community that could result in new strategies for managing boundaries and their impacts.
Author: Nina S. Roberts
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Forest reserves
The national forests of California are experiencing an increase in new visitors. However, a continued lack of ethnic diversity persists. This resource guide was compiled from comprehensive research reports, statewide program and services documents, outreach and civic engagement plans, and Internet searches of other applicable resources. Numerous materials are provided, best practices are noted, and tips on practical application are offered. Highlights of research findings are included, along with strategies and possible management options relating to communication, services and facilities, developing partnerships, and ideas for community engagement and outreach. This guide will be helpful for those who manage forests and parks throughout the U.S.
Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River in the northern wilderness of the Arctic as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing sores and blisters while contending with rising tensions among the group. But they also experience the lasting joy of grizzly sightings, icy swims, and the caribou’s summer migration. Woven through this spellbinding narrative are often-harrowing accounts of the journeys of earlier explorers, some of whom never made it back home. Paddlenorth paints an indelible portrait of the spectacular Arctic landscape, rendered with a naturalist’s eye and an artist’s sensibility, and offers an eloquent exploration of how wilderness changes us.