They Served God to the Ends of the EarthIn his fifth God’s Generals volume, Roberts Liardon chronicles some of the great evangelists who risked their lives to take the gospel message to strange and unknown cultures around the world, including… Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf—the Austrian nobleman whose passion for Christ ushered in the Moravian revival of the 1700s. David Brainerd—the young American colonist who sacrificially reached out to Native Americans. William Carey—the British shoemaker and Bible translator whose passion to reach India birthed a missionary revolution. David Livingstone—the explorer who crossed the “unknown continent” and opened the heart of Africa to the gospel. Adoniram Judson—the “Father of American Missions,” who endured tragedy to reach the people of Burma. Hudson Taylor—the first missionary to use the phrase “Great Commission,” who pioneered the China Inland Mission, transforming millions of lives along the way. Hiram Bingham—the first Protestant missionary, who spent twenty years serving Christ in what is now Hawaii. Amy Carmichael—the selfless Irish missionary who dedicated her life to the forsaken children of India. Jonathan Goforth—the passionate Canadian revivalist who brought salvation and healing to hundreds of thousands of Chinese people. The sacrifice and courage of these spiritual pioneers are sure to stoke the fires of your faith and revive within your heart a spirit of evangelism and compassion for the lost.
A collection of classic and contemporary stories illustrating strong Christian morals, this volume present a range of subjects and writing styles making it a treasury of great literature for every audience. Authors include C.S. Lewis, Chuck Colson, Bookr T. Washington, Robert Louis Stevenson, G.K. Chesterton, O. Henry, Milton, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare.
Celebrated western artist Jack Terry captures the essence of cowboy living in this collection of stories, prayers, and insights from life on the trail. Drawing on his many hours in the saddle and the life of his cowboy granddad, Jacks reveals how the cowboy code applies to life today: trust God to provide; look for God's majesty in His creation; realize a person's value is in what he or she gives; stand up for what is right; be content with what you have; don't just talk humility—live it; and see trials as opportunities to grow stronger. Readers will enjoy this riding-the-range wisdom that makes life rich and meaningful whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in-between.
Volume III, The Last Pioneers/Refuge in Mexico 1876-1918
Author: Kathryn J. Kappler
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Follow the fascinating true stories of one family through the Mormon pioneer era—stories that follow four generations and several of the author’s family lines as they and their fellow pioneers help shape the early history of the Mormon Church, the American West, and even Mexico. This memorable journey is the culmination of fifteen years of painstaking research as the author carefully reconstructs the pioneer struggles from before 1830 to 1918 using information from family journals, memoirs, histories and letters. Volume III (The Last Pioneers/Refuge in Mexico, 1876-1918) concludes the family history by explaining how polygamous family pioneers moved from Utah to settle Arizona and New Mexico; how the pioneers faced Indian and mob threats again in their new home; how, because of polygamy, the threat of imprisonment forced the settlers to flee into Mexico, where they battled Indians and the elements, adjusted to Mexican culture and citizenship, and prospered; how they were soon victims of the Mexican Revolution, caught between two marauding armies; and how they were finally forced back across the border as impoverished refugees in the very states they had once pioneered. My Own Pioneers is an important work illuminating the legacy of the Mormon pioneers. It is a compilation of true chronological accounts through which their lives, their sacrifices, and their considerable accomplishments, despite terrible hardship, may be honored. With its extensive index, this book provides an excellent research tool for academics as well as history enthusiasts; and it uplifts every reader by showcasing the enduring strength and mighty faith of these pioneers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death—but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity. Other Bison Books by Wallace Stegner include Mormon Country, Recapitulation, Second Growth, and Women on the Wall.
Recalls the years the author spent in the Huerfano (Orphan) Valley when it was a petrie dish of countercultural experiments. Documenting her story with photos as well as words, this work describes her participation in the antiwar movement, and her encounters with such icons as Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Stewart Brand, and Baba Ram Dass.
Lightly falling snow, covering everything in sight with a soft mantle of white, burning luminarias and mellow-light farolitos, the warm adobe architecture, the peace and quiet that settles over the land on Christmas Eve, all tend to strengthen the comparison between Santa Fe and the land where Christ was born. At no time of year is it more apparent that Santa Fe, New Mexico is a foreign city still relying on the traditions of the past. Pedro Ribera Ortega’s richly descriptive book gives all the details, including the difference between luminarias and farolitos, in case you have lived in Santa Fe all your life and still do not know the difference.