Join author Russell Dunn as he takes you on an incredible journey across the Northern, Central and Southern Adirondacks to seek out mammoth glacial erratics, balanced rocks, perched rocks, historic rocks, painted rocks, split rocks, sculpted rocks, rock profiles, talus rocks, potholes, sinkholes, chasms, tectonic caves, shelter caves, ice caves, and fissures-all as hiking destinations of unbelievable beauty and wonder. Boulders Beyond Belief is the perfect go-to resource for individuals and families looking for new and exciting opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - When wicked foster parents force an orphaned boy to steal a serpent's treasure, his only hope lies in the fantastical world of Beyond Belief. More about the story - Ten-year-old orphan Thomas Meek meets the adoptive parents his heart yearns for only to have them lose their claim on him before he can climb into their car. The usurpers are a strange couple indeed--Mr. & Mrs. Conniption, a sneering pair of connivers who force him into hard labor at their ramshackle house. Thomas despairs until he meets Birdie, a strangely powerful girl who unlocks the mystery of the books his father left him and brings him to the wondrous land of Beyond Belief, where qualities of the heart are worth more than gold. But his life worsens back in this world. The Conniptions bully him into searching a perilous mine for a treasure guarded by a gigantic sea serpent. Birdie warns him that the search will destroy him. Thomas must choose: obey her or follow his own fierce desire for riches that he believes will set him free. It's a choice of love or loss for him, his friend, his would-be parents, and the father who loves him more than anyone in this and all other worlds.
Embroiled in a poisoned fever in Playa del Carmen, Lesley Ann receives a message from a mysterious spirit who leads her to chase answers across Cuba, whilst studying dance and music, living with the locals in far out places, and sampling the life of the people. She's taken back to a distant time in Crete where she travels to the Palace of Knossos to witness the murder of a young girl. Lesley then retraces her attempts to track down all of the information, which is gradually verified piece by piece as the jigsaw of truth is revealed. One woman's journey reveals other amazing paranormal and psychic events which are Beyond Belief.
This study of Professor William Rowe’s defense of atheism on the basis of evil assesses the literature that has developed in response to Rowe’s work, closely examining two strategies: mystery – the idea that God may have reasons beyond our comprehension for permitting evil; and theodicy - explanations as to why God allows evil to flourish. The book unearths difficulties in both, concluding that the God of theism must be "beyond belief."
The current age marks the transition from modernity to postmodernity, a period as impactful to the Western sensibility as any previous era. The role of religion and the future of Christianity are at stake. At this time of transition, many thoughtful individuals find themselves at a quandary, having reached a "critical stage" in their spiritual journey. Prompted by academia, science, reason, culture, and their own experience, they feel compelled to choose between the beliefs they inherited as children and the claims of science, reason, pluralism, and secularism. Beyond Belief suggests that one need not take an either/or approach on these issues; there is a better way, one that embraces adventure and ambiguity, science and religion, reason and faith, evolution and creation, and finds ways to live creatively with realities for which there are no easy explanations. Building on a paradigmatic journey of faith that involves three stages (precritical, critical, and postcritical understanding), Beyond Belief describes the quest for God and for authentic faith in the twenty-first century. The key point for this understanding is to replace belief with faith, acknowledging that belief in doctrines is not central, since they are themselves unprovable. This new theological perspective requires rethinking many of our cherished doctrines, including our understanding of God, Jesus, Scripture, prayer, miracles, and revelation.
Steven Harrison takes a unique approach to spirituality and social change by rejecting contemporary spirituality and maintaining that the answers are not in self-help books or gurus. He empowers the reader by putting control back in their hands. Grappling with the questions we have about life, Harrison deconstructs the prevailing spiritual, therapeutic, and self-help methods we use to try to change ourselves. By taking this journey of exploration with him, we come face-to-face with the potential for radical transformation.
Places That Count offers professionals within the field of cultural resource management (CRM) valuable practical advice on dealing with traditional cultural properties (TCPs). Responsible for coining the term to describe places of community-based cultural importance, Thomas King now revisits this subject to instruct readers in TCP site identification, documentation, and management. With more than 30 years of experience at working with communities on such sites, he identifies common issues of contention and methods of resolving them through consultation and other means. Through the extensive use of examples, from urban ghettos to Polynesian ponds to Mount Shasta, TCPs are shown not to be limited simply to American Indian burial and religious sites, but include a wide array of valued locations and landscapes—the United States and worldwide. This is a must-read for anyone involved in historical preservation, cultural resource management, or community development.
Written by local authors with many years of experience in writing about their community, the Insiders' Guide RM series provide newcomers, visitors, and business travelers with a native's perspective of the area. Each guide details hotels, restaurants, annual events, attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, real estate, and much more. Covering more than 60 cities and areas nationwide, the Insiders' Guide RM series offer the best local insights on travel and relocation.Features include: -- Light, easier-to-use 6 x 9 size -- Easy-to-read typeface -- Large photos and maps -- Updated interior graphics -- Thumb tabs for quick reference to specific chapters -- More at-a-glance information in every title -- Expanded, comprehensive indexes -- Easy-to-use geographic organization in regional booksExplore the real Boulder, from the high mountains and sparkling streams of Rocky Mountain National Park to the historic buildings, shops, and galleries.
Boulder is a premier outdoor recreation mecca, a center of alternative culture, and a bustling college town, making it one of the country's most liveable cities. Local authors uncover the real Boulder, from the high mountains and sparkling streams of Rocky Mountain National Park to the historic buildings, shops, galleries, and more. Boulder is a premier outdoor recreation mecca, a center of alternative culture, and a bustling college town, making it one of the country's most liveable cities. Local authors uncover the real Boulder, from the high mountains and sparkling streams of Rocky Mountain National Park to the historic buildings, shops, galleries, and more.
A journey through a wild assortment of odd facts, strange tales, and true-life curiosities introduces some of the world's most eccentric people, some unusual laws, and odd occurrences. Original. TV tie-in. 25,000 first printing.