Faolan, a wolf once doomed to die, struggles to fufill his destiny as the leader of the wolves of Beyond. No one ever saw Faolan as a leader. Banished as a pup, he survived and returned as a gnaw wolf-the lowest member of the wolf pack. But Faolan wasn't meant to be a gnaw wolf. It's not just his strange, splayed paw, or his uncanny connection with the bears. There's something about Faolan that inspires certain wolves . . . and leaves others deeply suspicious. Now, with a dangerous threat on the horizon, the pack must make a choice. Will they trust the silver outsider with the task of leading? If Faolan can't fulfill his destiny, it could be the end of the wolves of the Beyond.
From bestselling author Katherine Lasky comes the first book in WOLVES OF THE BEYOND, a stunning new spinoff from her legendary owl series, Guardians of Ga'hoole. A wolf mother has given birth, but the warm bundle snuffling next to her brings only anguish. The pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted leg, and the mother knows what the harsh code of the pack demands. Her pup will be taken from her and abandoned on a desolate hill. The pack cannot have weakness - the wolf mother knows that her pup is condemned to die. But alone in the wilderness, the pup, Faolan, does not perish. This his story - a story of survival, of courage, and of love triumphant. This is Faolan's story, the wolf pup who rose up to change forevever the Wolves of the Beyond.
“A vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust, and adventure, good Tolkien-esque ingredients” (Kirkus Reviews): The final installment of The Wolf Chronicles, told from the point of view of Kaala—a young wolf facing the most perilous decision in her life. Fourteen thousand years ago in southern Europe, young wolf Kaala discovers that she alone can unite wolves and humans, and must do so for the survival of both species. In Promise of the Wolves and Secrets of the Wolves, Kaala came to understand her role. Born of a forbidden, mixed blood litter, and abandoned by her mother, Kaala struggled to earn her place in the Swift River pack. When she saved the life of a human girl, she put her hard-won acceptance at risk, and responsibility for keeping peace between wolf and humankind fell to her. She failed. Now, in Spirit of the Wolves, Kaala has one last chance. She leaves her home in the Wide Valley with her young packmates, the human girl she loves, and an obnoxious raven. Together, they travel to the land beyond the valley to find her long-lost mother and a solution to the problem of the humans, only to discover that new challenges await them. Only by calling on all of her strength and on the bonds of love with her human, raven, and wolf companions can Kaala hope to succeed. In this compelling conclusion to The Wolf Chronicles, Kaala must decide how far she is willing to go for peace…when every step she takes leads wolfkind and humankind toward war. Atmospheric, exciting, and provocative, Spirit of the Wolves is “a crackling foray into a dangerous past…Dorothy Hearst’s keen interpretations of wolf behavior, senses, and sensibilities will enchant paranormal fans and animal lovers alike” (Publishers Weekly).
A rare divine intervention occurs that enables the spirits of wolves that were killed 100 years ago to manifest themselves in a wooden structure that was made by a sheepherder, the man responsible for their deaths back in the early 1900's. This wooden structure is amongst the items belonging to this sheepherder that were kept in his shed after he'd been dead for many years. The property is being sold so the contents of what is left in this shed after being vandalized, is sorted and the trash is hauled off to the city dump. On the way there the stand is intercepted by the niece of this sheepherder who claims it only because it has sentimental value. She is unaware that the spirits of 31 wolves inhabit this stand that have cleverly choosen her as their medium at a time when their own species is endangerd by extinction despite the laws that were established to protect them. They are back 100 years into the future to assure their survival and proclaim their rights to live. They make themselves visible to her which totally consumes her every day life in order to make a stand. She seeks the guidance of a tribal medicine man, his image visible with the steam of her shower in her vanity mirror that leads her to him. The Spirit wolves are only here to save their species from extinction when the wolf population is down to only a few known survivors in the year 1998. She meets the man in the 'mirror' who is a tribal medicine man who knows all about her and her obligations to save the wolves. Together, they summon the spirit wolves and send them back to where they came. This story is sure to captivate audiences with it's abundance of human emotion and supernatural activity that sets off any imagination with the possibility of it's true existance in our world today and based on a true story. Their message is a warning to mankind, that time is of the essence. Our last chance to unite as one, working together to protect all wild creatures of the earth and the correlation between preserving their existance and saving our own planet from permanent destruction. The year is 2012, and time is of the essence. According to the calculations of the Mayan Calander, the end is near.
Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come. On this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of mankind still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. Brought into the special forces of The Wolves—an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth—this is Valentine’s first command in the Kurian Zone. Driven by the losses of his past and the hope of a future, Valentine is in it to win. No matter how long it takes. No matter what doom of fate awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares. Fight. Kill. Survive. This is the way of The Wolves. “If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft.”—Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty
Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict
Author: Aaron T. Wolf
Pubpsher: Island Press
Category: Political Science
We tend to approach conflict from the perspective of competing interests. A farmer's interest lies in preserving water for crops, while an environmentalist's interest is in using that same water for instream habitats. It's hard to see how these interests intersect. But what if there was a differway to understand each party's needs? Aaron T. Wolf has sphis career mediating such conflicts, both in the U.S. and around the world. He quickly learned that in negotiations, people are not automatons, programed to defend their positions, but are driven by a complicated set of dynamics—from how comfortable (or uncomfortable) the meeting room is to their deepest senses of self. What approach or system of understanding could possibly untangle all these complexities? Wolf's answer may be surprising to Westerners who are accustomed to separating religion from science, rationality from spirituality. Wolf draws lessons from a diversity of faith traditions to transform conflict. True listening, as practiced by Buddhist monks, as opposed to the "active listening” advocated by many mediators, can be the key to calming a colleague's anger. Alignmwith an energy beyond oneself, what Christians would call grace, can change self-righteousness into community concern. Shifting the discussion from one about interests to one about common values—both farmers and environmentalists share the value of love of place—can be the starting point for real dialogue. As a scientist, Wolf engages religion not for the purpose of dogma but for the practical process of transformation. Whether atheist or fundamentalist, Muslim or Jewish, Quaker or Hindu, any reader involved in difficult dialogue will find concrete steps towards a meeting of souls.
Release on 2014-05-16 | by Fellowship of Christian Athletes,Holman Bible Staff
Author: Fellowship of Christian Athletes,Holman Bible Staff
Pubpsher: B&H Publishing Group
All–in is the 2014 FCA camp theme. A sold-out athlete never wavers in competition. A sold-out athlete doesn’t look back. A sold-out athlete is consumed by a single goal. When an athlete is All-In in body, mind and spirit there are no limits on what he or she can accomplish! The FCA Athlete's Study Bible is created for competitors on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels. Featuring 232 pages of exclusive FCA content, this Study Bible is full of amazing tools to help equip, encourage, and empower athletes in any sport to study God’s Word. Includes: FCA Camp Meeting Material, Training Time devotionals, Warm-Up Studies, Athlete Studies, the Starting Line Devotional and the More Than Winning Gospel presentation. “And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17.
Drawing on anthropological and historical data, this book examines human-wildlife relations in China, Tibet, Japan, Bhutan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The volume initially focuses on the various ways in which wild animals are exploited as a resource, for food, medicine and crop-picking labour, before examining animals termed as pests or predators that are deemed to be harmful and dangerous. Bringing together anthropologists and historians, this book analyses the range, variability and historical mutability of human sensibilities towards animals in Asia and will be of interest to Asianists and anthropologists alike.