How an Average Man Lived an Adventurous Life

Includes Lists of the Best Things in the World & Six Tropical Paradises Where You Can Live for $500 a Month
Author: John Linnemeier
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 143891279X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
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One of the many grace gifts received by sinners when they become saints through the miracle of a spiritual birth is the gift of glory. The Apostle Paul rejoiced in this truth when he declared, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to be revealed to us (Romans 8:15)." He further explains that this glory will be realized when believers will be "conformed to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29) and is unconditionally guaranteed by God to come to pass (Romans 8:30)." Thus, being glorified is a journey from the new birth in Christ to the New Jerusalem. In this book, this journey takes place in a series of seven "days": Day One- Day Two- Day Three- Day Four- Day Five- Day Six- Day Seven- Dear reader: don't miss any longer the spiritual joy and comfort of God's future glory plans for His children.

My Life of Adventure

Author: Norman D. Vaughan,Cecil Murphey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811708920
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
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Norman Vaughan recounts the story of his amazing life, which includes exploring Antarctica as part of Byrd's 1929 expedition, then returning 65 years later to climb Mount Vaughan, the polar peak named in his honor.

One Man Caravan

Author: Robert Edison Fulton
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760353301
Category: Transportation
Page: 352
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This adventurous work records Robert Edison Fulton's solo round-the-world tour on a two-cylinder Douglas motorcycle between July, 1932 and December, 1933. First published in 1937.

This Adventure Called Life

Discovering Your Divine Design
Author: Kent Ingle
Publisher: Influence
ISBN: 9781938309137
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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You were destined for greatness, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll have significant power over masses of people or that you'll have riches untold. The greatness Kent Ingle talks about is more valuable than power, position, or prestige. It's about living a life of significance and meaning. You only discover your greatness when you accept the call to adventure. In doing so, new things will happen for you. You'll need to let go of what may be comfortable in preparation for the journey and consider new options as you explore new territory. You'll need to take steps forward in faith as you live your divine design. You can decide to become all God created you to be.

Wild at Heart

Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1400200393
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

Author: Wiley Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747588986
Category: Adventure stories
Page: 126
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Basil Pepperell is bored by his life and longs to break free from the lighthouse he calls home. At the invitation of the wonderfully eccentric professor who appears at Basil's window steering a flying boat, Basil travels to another dimension where he ends up saving the fantastic city of Helios from destruction at the hands of an evil genius … Be careful what you wish for! To be compared to Edward Gorey, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, this madcap, action-packed, beautiful book is singularly unique with its rich cast of characters and stunning art.

Always Looking Up

The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Author: Michael J. Fox
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401395252
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities. Instead of building walls around himself, he developed a personal policy of engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle with Parkinson's disease. Michael's exit from a very demanding, very public arena offered him the time-and the inspiration-to open up new doors leading to unexpected places. One door even led him to the center of his own family, the greatest destination of all. The last ten years, which is really the stuff of this book, began with such a loss: my retirement from Spin City. I found myself struggling with a strange new dynamic: the shifting of public and private personas. I had been Mike the actor, then Mike the actor with PD. Now was I just Mike with PD Parkinson's had consumed my career and, in a sense, had become my career. But where did all of this leave Me? I had to build a new life when I was already pretty happy with the old one... Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's. With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book, Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.

Meat Eater

Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645284
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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“Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.”—The New York Times Book Review Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. Praise for Meat Eater “Full of empathy and intelligence . . . In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing.”—The Wall Street Journal “Steven Rinella is one of the best nature writers of the last decade. . . . This book was a page-turner.”—Tim Ferris “Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed.”—The Boston Globe “A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from.”—Anthony Bourdain

1,001 Ways to Live Wild

A Little Book of Everyday Adventures
Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426216661
Page: 384
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"Filled with light-hearted quick hits of inspiration to stir a recent graduate or anyone looking for a jolt of "get out there and live" in their lives. Short entries--musings, things to do, and inspirational quotes--are paired with whimsical, colorful spot art. Presented as one continuous list, and broken up by occasional top ten lists and quotes, the text touches on many and varied themes such as- following your passions, staying curious, appreciating nature, traveling, trying new things, and living life with courage. Sprinkled throughout are spreads presenting service-oriented top ten lists, such as- 10 Places to Travel That Will Change your Life, 10 Spiciest Foods on the Planet, 10 Plants You Can Eat in the Forest, 10 Animals to See in Person before You Die, and more."

Living Downstream

An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment
Author: Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781860495359
Category: Cancer
Page: 357
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Published more than three decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring warned of the impact of chemicals on the environment, this book offers a critique of current thinking on cancer and its causes. It argues that the evidence has been wilfully ignored, and that the environment is still being poisoned. Throughout her study, the author weaves two stories - of Rachel Carson and her battle to be heard and of her own cancer of the bladder, which she traces back to agricultural and industrial contamination.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910833819
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Author: Chris Orcutt
Publisher: Have Pen, Will Travel
ISBN: 099627832X
Category: Fiction
Page: 222
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Voted by IndieReader as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013. Chris Orcutt has riveted and delighted readers with his critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series. Now in his new short story collection, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Orcutt applies his artistry and fertile imagination to the perfect genre for busy readers of ebooks—short fiction. A collection of entertaining and unique stories about 10 men, The Man, The Myth, The Legend explores the idea that while men may come from very different walks of life, at root they are more alike than they seem, grappling with the same issues and facing the same dilemmas: love, lust, adultery, greed, pride, ambition, revenge, death, and a desire for their lives to mean something. From the emotionally poignant to the outrageously humorous, these stories dramatize the lives of a wide range of fascinating men: - African big-game hunter - Writer and bond salesman - Homicidal violinist - Road sign "engineer" - Bootlegger - Global grain explorer - Corporate speechwriter - Professional dogcatcher - Fine arts painter - Civil War general In the award-winning story "The Bootlegger," an ordinary man goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family during the Great Depression. In "The Blonde Imperative," a modern man contends with something all men have since the beginning of time—gut-wrenching temptation. And in "The Lost Dispatches of General George B. McClellan," an infamous Civil War general reveals the pitiful but hilarious depths of his own self-deception. Brimming with action-adventure, ample humor, and clean, picturesque writing, The Man, The Myth, The Legend combines the compelling narrative drive of great movies ("What happens next?") with the gemlike beauty of the short story form. Praise from Readers: "Chris Orcutt's writing is a surprise at every turn of the page. The writing is impeccable and filled with underlying humor and wit." "I would recommend The Man, The Myth, The Legend to anyone who enjoys suspense, romance, intrigue and humor. So, pretty much anyone." "Orcutt's glib use of language and deft ability to switch into multifarious voices and writing styles captures the nuances of time, setting and mentality of each protagonist...making each story unique, engaging and insightful." "I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. Each story is unique and has a different feel to it. I personally loved the story 'Seven Whole Grains on a Mission.' It's just incredibly clever and made me laugh out loud through the entire thing." "Again, I was thoroughly engaged in Chris's beautiful use of our language." "Let this book take you away from the ordinary and whisk you away to other worlds of interesting lives. You'll find yourself engrossed in every chapter, thinking about the stories you've read days later." "This book is like a mahogany box of sample liquors and cigar on the side, each bottle providing a new flavor and a memorable aftertaste."

The Celestine Prophecy

Author: James Redfield
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446545556
Category: Fiction
Page: 247
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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACE You have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever. In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself -- insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. Praise for The Celestine Prophecy "A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense, and spiritual revelations." - Commonwealth Journal "A spiritual classic...a book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends." - Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Fire in the Soul "In his inimitable style of great storytelling, Redfield opens us up to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity, and power." - Deepak Chopra

Life in a Whirlwind of Numbers

26 Years of Ocd
Author: David William Dahlberg
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502555540
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 232
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26 years of rituals, sleepless nights, battle after battle are described in this personal account of a generation of life lived under the impairment of OCD. Fit within the context of childhood through parenthood, this deeply descriptive autobiography delves into the possible causes and definite effects of a painful illness that can only be lived, not imagined. Yet the reader is led to live this account through Mr. Dahlberg's vivid descriptions of a life still fully-lived in spite of the battles against this intimidating enemy. In the end, David Dahlberg shows it is possible to defeat this enemy, and yet to also express the vigilance required to keep it at bay. Neither "just" about OCD or a purely personal description, the symptoms, treatment and introspections of one man's OCD are here for all to follow. This is the Second Edition, which has been extensively re-written, focused, and brought up-to date. A friend of Mr. Dahlberg's joked that only someone with OCD would be compelled to re-write his own book about OCD. Nonetheless a good read has been re-worked into an even more compelling one. "One of my favorite things about reading a great book is when it pulls you in right away...I gave 'Life In A Whirlwind Of Numbers' a five star rating because the stories read well enough to be a great fictional novel...It is a real inspiration to read, especially because it is a true success story"--Janet Reeves, Reader Views,

Change Your Life Through Travel

Inspiring Tales and Tips for Richer, Fuller, More Adventurous Living
Author: Jillian Robinson
Publisher: Footsteps Adventures & Media
Category: Self-Help
Page: 199
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Passages of classic travel writing by Isak Dinesen, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and Henry Miller are woven through accounts of the author's own globetrotting adventures. A collection of travel hints, inspirational ideas, and suggestions for journal-keeping are included.

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Create Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life
Author: Natalie Sisson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501178180
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Now in its third edition, The Suitcase Entrepreneur teaches readers how to package and sell their skills to earn enough money to be able to work and live anywhere, build a profitable online business, and live life on their own terms. With new material pertinent to today’s business world, readers will receive the blueprint to create their ideal lifestyle and become their own digital nomad. After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business—which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you’ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms.

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-true Survival Story of Plymouth Colony

Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First Thanksgiving, and Much, Much More
Author: Cheryl Harness
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442029286
Category: Massachusetts
Page: 144
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Brings to life the experiences of the Pilgrims and their military advisor, Myles Standish, in America, describing the people they met, the hardships they overcame, and the many successes they achieved.

One Man's Wilderness

An Alaskan Odyssey, 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Louis Proenneke,Sam Keith
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
ISBN: 9781513261805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin . . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available . . . to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts and company . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man's Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company. From Dick's journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.