In this volume, the authors present an original ethnographic study of five llama herding communities in Ayacucho, Peru. Data on herd dynamics are subjected to computer modeling in an effort to evaluate the roles of biology, symbolic and ritual behavior, ecological adaptation, and practical reason. The book contains the most detailed study of the waytakuy llama marking ceremony yet available. The role of this ceremony in preventing herds from going to extinction is evaluated against anthropological and sociobiological theory. This is an interdisciplinary book will appeal to professional archaeologists, prehistorians, cultural anthropologists, Andeanists, theoretical biologists, evolutionary biologists, and zoologists interested in animal domestication.
Feeding the Flock, the second volume of Terryl L. Givens's landmark study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, traces the essential contours of Mormon practice as it developed from Joseph Smith to the present. Despite the stigmatizing fascination with its social innovations (polygamy, communalism), its stark supernaturalism (angels, gold plates, and seer stones), and its most esoteric aspects (a New World Garden of Eden, sacred undergarments), as well as its long-standing outlier status among American Protestants, Givens reminds us that Mormonism remains the most enduring-and thriving-product of the nineteenth-century's religious upheavals and innovations. Because Mormonism is founded on a radically unconventional cosmology, based on unusual doctrines of human nature, deity, and soteriology, a history of its development cannot use conventional theological categories. Givens has structured these volumes in a way that recognizes the implicit logic of Mormon thought. The first book, Wrestling the Angel, centered on the theoretical foundations of Mormon thought and doctrine regarding God, humans, and salvation. Feeding the Flock considers Mormon practice, the authority of the institution of the church and its priesthood, forms of worship, and the function and nature of spiritual gifts in the church's history, revealing that Mormonism is still a tradition very much in the process of formation. At once original and provocative, engaging and learned, Givens offers the most sustained account of Mormon thought and practice yet written.
A lifelong marriage is rare in our day of fleeting relationships and broken families. But James Ford Jr. shows men that lasting love is possible, by living according to God's Word, and by loving God's way. Drawing from scriptural wisdom, Pastor Ford reflects on how one man--Jacob--loved his woman, and how Jacob's example teaches today's men these must-have romance skills: Meeting your wife's spiritual, emotional, and social needs Protecting and cherishing your wife Celebrating the God-given differences between you and your wife Blessed with more than 40 years of marriage, Pastor Ford writes to all men--whether single, engaged, or married--who want to make their future or existing marriage as meaningful and satisfying as God intended it to be.
Heartfelt and delightful, I'm Not Wonder Woman encourages, inspires, and challenges women to "discover the real you." Best-selling author Sheila Walsh then invites readers to embrace life and celebrate the joy of being a wonderful woman! Somewhere between being Wonder Woman and wondering what is wrong with you is a greater reality: God created you to be a wonderful woman. Instead of trying to live up to an unrealistic role, best-selling author Sheila Walsh invites you to take off your cape and boots, set aside your crumpled suit, and discover the authentic woman, beloved and valued by God. In this book, Sheila helps you understand that in God's eyes, you are already a beautiful and creative woman.
An illuminating road trip through the history, life, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the southern hemisphere The beauty and grandeur of New Zealand has captured the imagination of movie-goers over the past couple of years, and the country is a dream destination for many around the world. Straying from the Flock is an intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler's visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels-fishing, flying, cattle herding, befriending locals at every turn. Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, the book not only describes the trip of a lifetime, but captures a life-altering experience for its writer. From mountains and rainforests to cities and beaches, Straying from the Flock is both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country.
Annie Abbott, daughter and only child of a poverty-stricken hill farmer and his downtrodden wife, who runs away with a theatrical group at the age of 15. Eventually hearing that her parents have died, Annie returns to the Lakes to claim the farm. But now she has an illegitimate daughter - and virtually no one will speak to her. Only a local landowner, who is engaged to marry another woman, comes to help her. Praise for Audrey Howard 'A joy to read . . . . This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable.' Historical Novels Review 'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller.' Lancashire Life
The Devotional is designed to empower, motivate, equip and transform women so that they can fulfill their God given purpose/ potential. Women will be taken on a Journey of three phases that will boost their confidence, their spirituality, their relationship with God, themselves and others and will empower them to excel in all areas. Each phase will have 25 Devotional that consists of a scripture from the Holy Bible, a song, the Devotional and a short prayer. Each page will have a “power pebble”. • The first phase of the journey will consist of Devotionals that will help women to understand God as their source (creator, provider, guide etc.). It will inspire women to seek God and get to know Him on a deeper spiritual level hence giving them the drive needed to start the journey and to maintain. • The second phase will have Devotionals that will help women to become better aware of who they are in God, understand their God given role as women and to identify their God given purpose. • The third and final phase of the journey will provide Devotionals that depicts what is needed for fulfilling their purposes, role and God given potential.