The Tabernacle of Israel in the Desert:A companion volume to the portfolio of plates, explanatory of the particulars, with detailed plans, drawings, and descriptions James Strong
Desert by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
The course begins by looking at the origins of Christian monasticism during the third century CE, when thousands of men and women renounced the world and withdrew to the deserts of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine to seek God in a life of solitude and prayer. What inspired them to do this? What were they trying to achieve? In seeking answers to these questions, we will examine the lives and sayings of the so-called ´´desert fathers´´, with a particular emphasis on the theological writings of Evagrius of Pontus (c. 345-399).Evagrius was described as being one ´´skilled in the discernment of spirits´´. In his ascetical treatises, he elaborates a detailed programme for aspirants to the holy life comprising a foundation of stillness (hesychia), the cultivation of equanimity (apatheia), and, ultimately, unitive knowledge of the divine reality (gnosis). Particular attention will be given to his psycho-spiritual taxonomy of the ´´eight thoughts´´ and the practice of contemplative prayer, as expounded in texts, such as the Foundations, Praktikos, Eight Thoughts, and On Prayer.Session One - Monks of the Desert: Historical origins of Christian monasticism; the story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness; St Antony, the ´´first monk´´; fleeing the world to face the self; life in the desert; Pachomius and the beginnings of institutional monasticismSession Two - The Ascetic Rationale: The theology of Origen of Alexandria; principles of monastic asceticism; the importance of humility and purity of heart; Evagrius of Pontus, theologian of the desert; stages on the path of spiritual progress; the cultivation of apatheia (equanimity)Session Three - The Eight Thoughts: On the subject of demons; the eight categories of obsessive thoughts: gluttony, lust, avarice, sadness, anger, acedia, vanity, and pride; the practice of the discernment of thoughts 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Buxton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/001619/bk_comm_001619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most visitors interested in the outdoors, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the top destination. It has more than 50 miles of groomed gravel carriage roads, where motorized traffic is banned. Nearly 120 miles of hiking trails traverse seven major barren mountaintops. There is much to see and do here, and plenty of places to explore. The island´s many lakes invite paddlers and swimmers of all skill levels. Pocket cobblestone beaches in hidden coves await discovery by those who wish to avoid the crowds at Sand Beach. With thousands of motel rooms, a similar quantity of campsites, and plenty of private cottages and cabins to rent, Mount Desert Island easily accommodates throngs of visitors, although traffic can get heavy in late July and in August. Towns surrounding Acadia brim with galleries and shops offering interesting wares from around the world. Bar Harbor alone boasts more than 100 restaurants. While many come back year after year to stroll Bar Harbor´s shore path, gazing out at some of the more than 40 ocean liners that visit each year, others prefer to visit more traditional fishing villages such as Bass Harbor. Here is the most detailed guide to this unforgettable region of Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019289/bk_acx0_019289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My Journey as a Combat Medic is a no-holds-barred look at the modern medic in the US Army, allowing us a glimpse at the training as a soldier and as a specialist, as well as deployment and front-line duties and the impact of service on civilian life, including an honest look at PTSD, from the author´s own personal experience. Rather than a technical manual, My Journey as a Combat Medic is a detailed firsthand account, concluding with a letter to new medics, providing a career´s worth of advice and knowledge as they begin their journeys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bronzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009817/bk_acx0_009817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At long last, millions of Dune fans can now hear the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert´s correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the article, ´´They Stopped the Moving Sands´´, Herbert´s original inspiration for Dune. The Road to Dune features newly discovered papers and manuscripts and also ´´Spice Planet´´, an original 60,000 word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert. The Road to Dune is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every Dune fan will want to add to their collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000493/bk_aren_000493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine, Vol. 1:Including an Account of the Geography, History, Antiquities, and Inhabitants of These Countries, the Peninsula of Sinai, Edom, and the Syrian Desert, With Detailed Descriptions of Jerusalem, Petra, John Murray
The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate companion to East Africa´s biggest travel destination. Get under the skin of cosmopolitan Nairobi with full coverage of the city´s nightlife, restaurants, and hotels. Detailed information will help you make the most of the Maasai Mara reserve and discover the best Indian Ocean beaches, as well as the northern deserts and the various national parks. With detailed background information and maps, a wealth of practical information, and a handy wildlife section, this is the essential guide for your next trip, whether you´re visiting for a two-week safari or going to Kenya on business. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Kenya. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.
This new edition is a concise history of warfare from the American Revolution to Operation Desert Storm. Addington provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. He discusses developments in strategies and tactics, logistics, and weaponry and provides detailed discussions of important battles and campaigns. His book is an excellent introduction for both students and the general listener. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Neufeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079552/bk_acx0_079552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.