Author: Dave Brown,Sam Meadowcroft
Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications
This manual on sheep rearing links the advances in scientific techniques to the best practices in traditional husbandry. It emphasizes increased lamb output as the key to improved gross margins per year.
Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.
a handbook for the modern shepherd
Author: Ronald B. Parker,Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Swallow Press
The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.
Author: Don F. Pickett
We live in an environment that is comprised of both natural and artificial objects. The former is comprised of Gods creations, which manifest themselves in all their varieties in a state of perfection, order, and beauty, while the latter consists of creations of man, which exhibit the frailties and imperfections common to humankind. No occupation brings a person closer to nature than that of a shepherd. It was these humble, earthbound workers who, according to the Gospel of St. Luke, heard good tidings of great joy and saw this thing which is come to pass when called upon to witness the birth of our Creator. Shepherds live amid nature, entirely removed from the artificial world that unfortunately tends to occupy our attention. Shepherds place themselves in a position to clearly see what we might call the first law of nature, which is obedience, followed by a second law, which is that everything in nature has a purpose, including our own mortal existence. This simple book sets forth some of the great lessons of nature with each lesson beginning with a poem, symbolic of the harmony and rhythm of nature itself, as witnessed by a modern-day herdsman.
Author: Charles Edward Jefferson
Publisher: Digital Puritan Press
Category: Pastoral theology
Of all the titles which have been minted for the envoys of the Son of God, that of "shepherd" is the most popular, the most beautiful, and the most ample. Bishop, presbyter, preacher, priest, clergyman, rector, parson, minister, all of these have been long, and are still, in use, but not one of them is so satisfying or sufficient as "shepherd."--Page 1.
Author: Charles Jefferson
Publisher: CLC Publications
This book deals with the need of ministers to take their proper place as undershepherds of Christ. "Never before have there been so many important things for them to do."
An Exploration of I Peter 5:1-4 Illustrating Moral Principles and Missional Purpose
Author: Steve Crawford
Publisher: WestBow Press
Experience a journey filled with timeless principles and practical applications. Along the way, you will discover spiritual growth; fairness; attitude; leadership; and missional purpose. Take your journey to the limit, leaving the rest area in your rearview mirror and move on! "In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Prov. 3:6
Author: Matthew P. Llewellyn
On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain’s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight. This book uncovers Britain’s early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain’s white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation’s waning fortunes in international sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.
Author: Andy Shepherd
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Drachen-Alarm! Aus der seltsamen Frucht, die Tomas aus dem Garten seines Opas mir nach Hause nimmt, wächst nicht etwa eine Gurke oder eine Tomate, sondern über Nacht schlüpft ein waschechter Drache! Flicker ist zum Glück total harmlos. Doch wenn man plötzlich ein Haustier hat, dessen fürchterlich stinkende Häufchen beim Trocknen explodieren, ist es gar nicht so leicht, es vor seinen Eltern zu verstecken. Tomas hat auf jeden Fall mit einem Drachen schon alle Hände voll zu tun ... und am Drachenbaum wachsen immer mehr Früchte! Mit einem Drachen als bester Freund ist "Wenn Drachen Sachen machen" Stoff für Kinderträume! Eine lustige, freche und abenteuerliche Geschichte, die mit vielen Bildern den idealen Einstieg zum Selbstlesen für Jungen und Mädchen bietet. Humorvoll übersetzt von Emma & Sabine Ludwig.
Author: MATTHEW HUGHES,Gaynor Johnson
What is fanaticism? Is the term at all useful? After all, one person's fanatic is another's freedom fighter. This new book probves these key questions of the twenty first century. It details how throughout history there have been fanatics eager to pursue their religious, political or personal agendas. Fanaticism has fuelled many of the conflicts of the twentieth century, in particular the theatres of combat of the Second World War. More recently, religious fanaticism has bedevilled affairs in the Middle East and elsewhere. Is fanaticism becoming more fanatical in the new millennium? As the events of 11 September 2001 prove, fanaticism, however it is defined, continues to dominate international affairs. The volume covers the nature and philosophy of fanaticism, the connection between political ideology and fanaticism, and the relationship between fanaticism and war in the contemporary era. To illustrate these themes, the volume presents a broad range of case studies including the Dervishes in the Sudan in the 1890s, fanaticism in the context of the Pacific war, 1937-45, the 12th SS Hitler Jugend Division in action in Normandy in 1944, the German army on the Eastern Front, and terrorism and guerrilla war after 1945.
Author: Gordon Shepherd,Gary Shepherd
First edition had subtitle: Themes in the development of Mormonism.
Author: Ramananda Chatterjee
Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".
The New Morality and the Modern State
Author: Edward L. Rubin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.