Pilgrim's Wilderness

A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Author: Tom Kizzia

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307587835

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 309

View: 7536


Documents the story of Robert "Papa Pilgrim" Hale and the antiestablishment family settlement in remote Alaska that was eventually exposed as a cult-like prison where Hale brutalized and isolated his wife and 15 children, describing the torturous abuse endured by the family before his older children escaped and reported Hale to authorities. Reprint.

Homes in the Wilderness

A Pilgrim's Journal of Plymouth Plantation in 1620

Author: William Bradford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780208022691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

View: 939


A modern translation of the journal kept by Governor William Bradford and others of the Mayflower company describing the landing of the Pilgrims on Cape Cod, their search for a homesite, the first meetings with Indians, and the final building of the settlement at Plymouth.

The Wake of the Unseen Object

Among The Native Cultures Of Bush Alaska

Author: Tom Kizzia

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466878533

Category: Travel

Page: 278

View: 5587


In this personal narrative, Tom Kizzia tells of a journey through the outback of Alaska in search of North America's last aboriginal landscapes. In the wilderness of the outer coast, Kizzia finds an indigenous people whose traditions are as pressed by the twentieth century as is the primeval land they inhabit and learns how the complexities of modern times have given rise to a Native sovereignty movement, as tribal elders and a troubled younger generation struggle to reconcile their centuries-old traditions with a new age of Native capitalism and rock and roll. Through vivid portraits of characters and places along the way, the author describes his discovery of a magical mix of worlds--a team of Indian boys journeying downriver to a softball game--a spontaneous midnight whale hunt in the Bering Sea--and begins to see Alaska from a new perspective. Just as Eskimo hunters watch the water for the wake of their unseen quarry, Kizzia keeps his eye on the visibly changing life in the bush while managing to grasp the invisible spiritual strength of a people who embrace the heart of nature--and to portray in The Wake of the Unseen Object the efforts of those who are working to make that way of life endure.

The Pilgrim

Author: Iwan Simatupang

Publisher: Typhoon Media Ltd

ISBN: 9881516455


Page: N.A

View: 8525


I Am Pilgrim

A Thriller

Author: Terry Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439177732

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 3127


"A breakneck race against time...and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim."--Publisher's website.

Blind Faith

Author: Joe McGinniss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451418131

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 2821


Reveals the truth behind the murder of Maria Marshall, the role played by her husband, Rob, and the effect of the events upon their three sons, in a story marked by gambling, drugs, debt, and infidelity.

The Girl in the Leaves

Author: Robert Scott,Sarah Maynard,Larry Maynard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101600942

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 4673


THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE MASS MURDERS EVER RECORDED. AND THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED WITH HER LIFE. In the fall of 2010, in the all-American town of Apple Valley, Ohio, four people disappeared without a trace: Stephanie Sprang; her friend, Tina Maynard; and Tina’s two children, thirteen-year-old Sarah and eleven-year-old Kody. Investigators began scouring the area, yet despite an extensive search, no signs of the missing people were discovered. On the fourth day of the search, evidence trickled in about neighborhood “weirdo” Matthew Hoffman. A police SWAT team raided his home and found an extremely disturbing sight: every square inch of the place was filled with leaves and a terrified Sarah Maynard was bound up in the middle of it like some sort of perverted autumn tableau. But there was no trace of the others. Then came Hoffman’s confession to an unspeakable crime that went beyond murder and defied all reason. His tale of evil would make Sarah’s survival and rescue all the more astonishing—a compelling tribute to a young girl’s resilience and courage and to her fierce determination to reclaim her life in the wake of unimaginable wickedness.

Born to Wander

Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity

Author: Michelle Van Loon

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080249644X

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9093


Why are we so restless? All of us have a little wanderlust—a desire for that next thing, that new place, but this competes with our longings for security, control, and safety. We don’t like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted. Whether we’re navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of restlessness, we are all experiencing some form of exile. And most of us do whatever we can to numb the feelings of unbelonging, powerlessness, and unsettledness that come with it. But the truth is that exile has a profound purpose if we can just learn to lean in. Over and over again Scripture tells us that the people of God are exiles and wanderers. And this is good news because exile is what transforms us into pilgrims. In Christ, we are no longer directionless wanderers, but pilgrim followers who have a clear purpose and a secure identity. In Born to Wander, Michelle Van Loon weaves together personal stories and keen insights on the biblical themes of pilgrimage and exile. She will help you embrace your own pilgrim identity and reorient your heart toward the God who leads you home. Engaging and thoughtful, enhanced with practical suggestions, prayers, and questions, Born to Wander will teach how to trust God even when you don’t understand what’s happening around you and follow Him even when it hurts. If you keep chasing security, you’ll never find it. Embrace the purpose behind the wandering and discover the freedom and safety of resting in God alone. “Every one of us carries a restlessness that runs as deep as the marrow of our born-again bones. Our relationships shift like tectonic plates. We change jobs. We switch churches. And our culture tells us the cure for our restlessness is to buy a new mattress, a new car, or a new tube of toothpaste.”

Victory in the Wilderness

Author: John Bevere

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1933185880

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 6108


“God, where are You?” Is this your heart cry? Does your spiritual progress appear at a standstill—or to even have regressed? Do you wonder if you’ve missed God or somehow displeased Him? Perhaps this is not the case...but you’ve arrived in the wilderness! Don’t misunderstand its purpose. It is not God’s rejection, but His season of preparation. It is the road traveled by patriarchs and prophets...paving the way for a fresh move of God. God intends for you to have Victory in the Wilderness. This book addresses: • How God refines • Is the wilderness necessary? • What is the focus of the true prophetic? • What it takes to make a man of God • How where you are is vital to where you’re going • Pressing through dry times

Finding Amy

A True Story of Murder in Maine

Author: Joseph K. Loughlin,Kate Clark Flora

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611682282

Category: True Crime

Page: 284

View: 9295


A fascinating, first-hand account of a murder investigation in a rural state

The Pilgrim

Author: Hugh Nissenson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402271123

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 799


Charles Wentworth, a heartbroken Puritan, comes to the New World from England in 1622 in search of salvation and a new beginning. Burdened with a lifelong struggle between his desire for faith and his doubts about God's love for him, he leaves the only land he has ever known after the death of his fiancée, in hopes of being freed of the temptations that torment him. A new masterpiece from National Book Award and Pen/Faulkner Award finalist Hugh Nissenson, The Pilgrim explores the foundation myths of America, a country settled by people intoxicated by the pursuit of God and yearning for redemption and freedom.

The Pilgrim Chronicles

An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621572781

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1464


All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us, the story ends after their brutal first winter at Plymouth with a supposedly peaceful encounter with the Native Americans and a happy Thanksgiving. Now, through the vivid memoirs, letters, and personal accounts in The Pilgrim Chronicles, you will discover the full, compelling story of their anguished journey and heroic strength. Award-winning historian Rod Gragg brings the Pilgrims to life in this lavishly illustrated guide, filled with moving, eyewitness narratives. From their persecution in England and painful exile in Holland to their voyage across the Atlantic and their struggle to survive among the Indians in an untamed wilderness, Gragg takes you on the harrowing and inspiring journey of a people seeking religious freedom.

Off the Road

A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain

Author: Jack Hitt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743261111

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 3147


A funny, irreverent travelogue through France and Spain describes places considered sacred--fortresses, monasteries, statues, and relics--and features a group of quirky, modern pilgrims seeking knowledge of themselves and each other rather than God. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Murder in Italy

Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, and the Murder Trial that Shocked the World

Author: Candace Dempsey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187111

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4471


The true story behind the notorious international murder--updated to cover Amanda Knox's acquittal. In Perugia, Italy, on November 2, 2007, police discovered the body of a British college student stabbed to death in her bedroom. The prosecutor alleged that the brutal murder had occurred during a drug-fueled sex game gone wrong. Her housemate, American honor student Amanda Knox, quickly became the prime suspect and soon found herself the star of a sensational international story, both vilified and eroticized by the tabloids and the Internet. Award-winning journalist Candace Dempsey gives readers a front-row seat at the trial and reveals the real story behind the media frenzy. "Beautifully researched, well-written, and clearly organized. Dempsey was the first journalist in the United States to raise questions about the Amanda Knox case, and the first to look deeply into the facts and begin to uncover the shocking truth. If you want to know the real story . you must read this book, reprinted after Knox's acquittal with a new ending."-Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author (with Mario Spezi) of The Monster of Florence

Pilgrim Heart

The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life

Author: Darryl Tippens

Publisher: Leafwood Publishers

ISBN: 9780976779070

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7069


A delightful call to a vibrant spirituality that celebrates the everyday elements of our physical lives, reminding us that our faith began and must continue as a way of life. The faith of Jesus was once considered a distinctive way of life, rather than a complex theological system. Seeking to recover such a model, Pilgrim Heart re-imagines discipleship as a way of life guided by a set of simple daily practices known to the earliest disciples and the saints through the ages. Proven to transform lives for two thousand years, these practices include friendship, Sabbath rest, hospitality, confession, forgiveness, and storytellingall part of an in-the-world spirituality, one that embraces the God-given embodied human experience.


The True Story of Las Vegas' Most Notorious Female Killer

Author: Glenn Puit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425207192

Category: True Crime

Page: 321

View: 7090


Documents the twenty-year crime and killing spree of Brookey Lee West, a successful technical writer in Silicon Valley, whose beliefs in witchcraft and satanism drove her to murder. Original.

Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626

Author: Gary Bowen

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606157230

Category: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)

Page: 81

View: 9064


Christopher Sears, a thirteen-year-old orphan stranded at Plimouth Plantation, describes daily life in the colony.

A Stranger in the Family

A True Story of Murder, Madness, and Unconditional Love

Author: Steven Naifeh,Gregory White Smith

Publisher: Onyx Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3676


An intimate portrait of the slow disintegration of a family documents the ordeal of everyone close to rapist and murderer Richard Daniel Starrett--the epitome of the all-American boy--who confessed to a two-year rampage attacking young women. Reprint.

Our Little Secret

The True Story of a Teenager Killer and the Silence of a Small New England Town

Author: Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101187476

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 8205


The true story of a teenage killer and the silence of a small New England town. For twenty years Daniel Paquette's murder in New Hampshire went unsolved. It remained a secret between two high school friends until Eric Windhurst's arrest in 2005. What was revealed was a crime born of adolescent passion between Eric and Daniel's stepdaughter, Melanie- redefining the meaning of loyalty, justice, and revenge.