Healthy Christian living doesn’t happen without genuine community, growing humility, and Gospel clarity. The Narrow Trail provides a “Three Tips” paradigm for experiencing God’s grace through three important practices. Like those who are amateur hikers and climbers are guided by those three hiking tips, Christians are counseled by God’s Word to do the same: Don’t go alone Know your limitations Never leave the path The Narrow Trail aims to help people discover or rediscover a vibrant faith that is fully confident in God’s love. The confidence in God’s love it aims for is not pie-in-the-sky, wishful thinking, but a certainty based on the historic teaching about what Jesus has done for His children. In the end, by applying the principles contained therein, readers will find renewal in their faith and revival in their practice. Along the way, The Narrow Trail not only points out the benefits of genuine community, growing humility, and Gospel clarity, but takes time to explain why so many have abandoned these practices and the church.
Each book in the Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8-13 takes the Parker family to a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as interesting facts about park activities, natural history, outdoor safety, and much more. All books have been vetted and approved by park officials and park associations. Each book includes color illustrations and photographs.
'It was with awe That I beheld Fresh leaves, green leaves, Bright in the sun' When the Japanese haiku master Basho composed The Narrow Road to the Deep North, he was an ardent student of Zen Buddhism, setting off on a series of travels designed to strip away the trappings of the material world and bring spiritual enlightenment. He writes of the seasons changing, the smell of the rain, the brightness of the moon and the beauty of the waterfall, through which he sensed the mysteries of the universe. These writings not only chronicle Basho's travels, but they also capture his vision of eternity in the transient world around him. Translated with an Introduction by Nobuyuki Yuasa
* Hikes organized by nine regions in the Palm Springs area * A wide variety of hikes, from family- and dog-friendly to difficult treks * Hike ratings, seasonal advice, and introductory comments help hikers select the appropriate trail From surreal lunar landscapes to high elevation trails with spectacular views, and from breathtaking wildflower hikes to treks that start near downtown Palm Springs, this best-selling guidebook offers hikes for every age and experience level.
For many Loyalists during the American War for Independence, the perilous journey to Canada is just the beginning of a long and arduous struggle to find a new home and a new life amid the upheavals of war and separation, death and privation. For Elisabeth Van Alen, it also means finding new strength and the will to survive in a new country. Married to Gerrit, an educated Mohawk warrior, she is filled with fears when he must go away shortly before the American rebels force her and her family out of their ancestral home. Thankfully Gerrit finds her fleeing through the forest with their Mohawk friends and helps her reach Kanien’kehá:ka, the Mohawk territory in Quebec. Coming to a log cabin tucked away on a wooded island in Montreal is a great shock for Elisabeth after the life she had known in the comfortable house where she had been born. Undaunted, she takes on the tasks of pioneer women and keeps her family together while waiting anxiously to hear from Gerrit who has returned to complete his assigned task. Against his will, Gerrit is recruited by the British Army for a special mission. Elisabeth suffers losses and joys, upheavals and peacefulness and her love grows for her adopted country where being married to a Mohawk is regarded as normal.
It’s Time to Take a Hike in Saint Louis, Missouri! The best way to experience St. Louis is by hiking it! Get outdoors with author Steve Henry, with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. You’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the Gateway City’s best hikes! Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from St. Louis and the surrounding communities.
This book is the transcribed memoirs of Dr. David Gochenour, a young Mennonite from a traditional farming family in the Shenandoah Valley at the beginning of the 20th century. He became the first in the family to leave Mennonitism, to get a college degree, to marry outside the faith, to travel abroad. But his marriage was wrecked by his wife's morphine addiction, and Dr. Gochenour left on six years of self-imposed exile in the American colonies of Alaska, Panama, and Philippines.
A Guide to New Hampshire’s Greatest Hiking Adventures
Author: Larry Pletcher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Outdoor photographer, writer, and veteran hiker Greg Westrich adds new hikes to Hiking New Hampshire, making it one of the most comprehensive resources on hiking the finest trails in the Granite State. Each of the hike descriptions contains easy-to-follow driving directions, up-to-date trail information, accurate maps and elevation graphs, full color photos, and information on the wildlife and attractions of the area. The hikes range from easy strolls to overnight backpacking excursions along mountain peaks and ridge tops. The guide also includes information on hiking with children, barrier-free trails, and no-trace camping tips.
This completely updated and expanded new edition in the Afoot and Afield series is the classic guide to the hiking opportunities throughout Southern California’s Orange County. Featuring more than 100 trips from serene summits to sparkling beaches, Afoot and Afield Orange County covers the Laguna Coast, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, the Chino Hills, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, the Santa Ana Mountains, and more. Trips ranging from short strolls to rigorous daylong treks are all within a short car trip of the Southland’s cities. Every trip was re-hiked by coauthor David Money Harris for this updated edition.