There is a vast expanse of wilderness that lies within the borders of the United States-a land where there are no roads, no malls and no power lines stretching across the horizon. Instead, nature is on display in all of its glory. With forests, meadows, river basins, lakes, and mountains-the variety is as diverse as the expanse of the land itself. This is Alaska, the Great Land. Within these wild stretches of Alaska lie small, scattered, remote villages which are home to various ethnic groups of Alaskan natives. In the spring of 1990, Don Ernst and his wife moved to one of these isolated villages to begin a church planting ministry. During the next 27 years, life and ministry were within the realm of this setting. There were lessons learned from the elders and from the land. During this time of ministry there were also lessons learned from the Lord. The author shares these times of life lessons and spiritual growth in the tradition of the culture: stories. These stories of life and ministry share the tragedies and the triumphs sprinkled with grief and laughter. The author uses stories to instruct, encourage, and challenge you as he unfolds them in the real life setting of the Alaskan bush.
Alaskan Bush Adventures:Lessons from the LandLessons from the Lord Grupo Nelson. US open market-Ausgabe Don Ernst
As she was digging deep into the lives of community members, Heather Lende, the obituary writer for her tiny hometown newspaper in Haines, Alaska, began to notice something. Even the crustiest old Alaskan sourpuss who died in a one-room cabin always had Halloween candy for the neighborhood kids, and the eccentric owner of the seafood store who regularly warned her about government conspiracies knew how to be a true friend - his memorial service was packed. When Lende started intentionally seeking what was positive and true in people and situations in her own life - whether it was finding common ground with her opponents on the school board or accepting that her unmarried daughter´s pregnancy might be a blessing - she felt happier, and life seemed more meaningful, too. Awful events - from a recent school shooting across the country to a fisherman drowning in Haines - are always followed by dozens and dozens of good deeds. When tragedy strikes, we can choose to focus on the first responders rushing toward the scene or the guys grilling hot dogs for hurricane refugees, and, like yawning, caring is contagious. There´s so much to gain by taking responsibility for your own happiness and nothing to lose. In stormy times like these, we have to make our own good weather, and Find the Good shows us how. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Lende. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000935/bk_high_000935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The harsh realities of the Alaskan wilderness are full of lessons that transcend time. Living in a remote cabin, hunting, fishing, and surviving off the land bring to life profound wisdom for living today. The author shares incredible stories of growing up without modern conveniences, having to learn how to create an exciting life full of passion, breaking through mental boundaries that limit most people and stop them from achieving their dreams in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck E. Marunde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106462/bk_acx0_106462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two is a somewhat fictionalized autobiographical account as told by John ´´Jack´´ Chambers. His growing up years were spent in logging camps from the Alaskan wilderness to isolated areas in northern California. These stories tell of events that shaped the character of a teenage boy. Jack Chambers was full of life and lessons learned. This book series is a tribute to two worthy men, John ´´Jack´´ Chambers and Vernon ´´Si´´ King Sr. It records stories they told to author, J Dawn King, just prior to their death. Both men grew up during the Great Depression and learned to work and play hard. They were honorable men with a bit of mischief thrown in for good measure. These are fictionalized accounts of real events. The names of people and places have not been changed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothy Deavers Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083077/bk_acx0_083077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Junavik is a young boy who sets out to explore from his family cabin on the great Copper River in Alaska. As his adventure unfolds, Junavik gets lost in a snowstorm. Throughout his journey, he uses his bravery and the lessons his mother and father taught him about surviving in the wilderness. His greatest assets, however, are the animals and natural wonders of Alaska that help guide him back home. Junavik teaches us lessons about bravery, good manners, honoring one´s parents and the lessons they have imparted, respect for wilderness and animals, kindness, and the importance of home. Along the way, Junavik will learn how to pronounce the names of the animals he meets in Ahtna, one of 11 endangered Athabaskan languages, and you´ll learn right along with him! Junavik: One Boy´s Adventure in Alaska will enrich children´s minds with the language and sounds of a unique culture and place as well as spark their imaginations as they join the brave and endearing young Alaskan native on his exciting adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara K. Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103436/bk_acx0_103436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.