Release on 1996 | by Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas
My Life with the Orangutans of Borneo
Author: Biruté Marija Filomena Galdikas
Since 1971 Birute Galdikas has lived and worked in the forests of Borneo, documenting the lives of the orangutans. This text describes her groundbreaking scientific and conservation work that has been recorded in more than a dozen television documentaries
Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts
Author: Jerram Barrs
Art is all around us, but few people truly understand it. Barrs helps readers identify the key elements for evaluating and defining great art through an investigation of the work of Lewis, Tolkien, Rowling, Shakespeare, and Austen.
Sexuality as life journey, including: - Christianity and sexual violence - Impact of feminism and gay thought on male heterosexuality - Incarnating feminist theology - Reconstruction and deconstruction of marriage - Celibacy; a subversive proclamation of Christian freedom, or sexual repression?
Divine Reflections is a book of spiritual poetry. God and His Son, Jesus are my first love, and I profoundly enjoy writing about them through poetry. The poems are enlightening and spiritually significant in worshipping and serving them. The principle aspects of the poems are to promote God’s Word, and encourage saintly behavior. This is imperative to all God’s people who want a closer relationship with Him. He loves all His people, whether they are a believer or non-believer. Yet, it’s His desire to have everyone love and glorify Him, repent for their sins, and accept Jesus as their Savior. In addition, He wants them to embody the Holy Ghost, and live their lives steadfast in Faith and works, exercising holiness. Saintly behavior rooted in holiness is the crown all believers and saints of God desire to wear in their heaven oriented relationship with Him, and His son, Jesus. Divine Reflections consist of lucent accounts of Jesus’ life, saint building prayers, and a diversity of praises. These are enjoyable powerful spiritual elements that govern true believers and saints of God. The family and nature poems are crafted from a natural point of view, true to spiritual roots. The nature poems applaud God’s creations, herald praises and thanksgiving for His all knowing and omnipresent spirit. The family poems conveyed in tender simplicity, are God’s superior natural blessings. They are endowed to all His people, both the believer and nonbeliever. Divine Reflections has been a delight for me to write. I’m a saint of God, and its gives me great pleasure to craft poems based on His Word. I love God’s Word, and with the help of the Holy Ghost, I strive to exhibit the saintly behavior that it commands. In doing so, I’m earnestly seeking His promise of eternal life. It’s my hope, the vividly crafted poems, first and foremost will inspire the reader to read God’s Word more and heed the spiritual principles that encourage saintly behavior. It’s also my hope for the reader to enjoy reading the poetry.
"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review
How is it possible to talk or write about music? What is the link between graphic signs and music? What makes music meaningful? In this book, distinguished scholar Leo Treitler explores the relationships among language, musical notation, performance, compositional practice, and patterns of culture in the presentation and representation of music. Treitler engages a wide variety of historical sources to discuss works from medieval plainchant to Berg's opera Lulu and a range of music in between.
A distillation of over seventy years as a monastic and more than three decades of writing on centering prayer, Reflections on the Unknowable is Fr. Thomas Keating’s latest volume on how we might develop our intimacy with God and our experience of the Christian contemplative tradition. The first part of the book consists of a long interview with Fr. Thomas, in which he examines concepts of the divine‐including the astonishments, playfulness, and transformation available to the individual willing to open the door to God. The second section consists of thirty-one brief homilies, which range over topics as diverse as the Trinity and the message of Epiphany, spiritual evolution and cultivating interior silence, and the treasure of spiritual poverty and the beauty of chaos.