Release on 1985 | by Jonathan M. Gerrard,Terrence N. Ingram
proceedings of Bald Eagle Days, Winnipeg, August 18-20, 1983
Author: Jonathan M. Gerrard,Terrence N. Ingram
Part I examines the life and contributions of Charles L. Broley. Part II provides an overview of the status of bald eagles in Canada. Part III and Part IV contain original manuscripts and reviews, refereed and non-refereed which focus on bald eagles.
The spirit of a martyr from the distant past wings down the centuries, decrying the condition of the family and values. Secular forces, with the mass indoctrination of children and adults in education and media devoid of Christ, have deprived Christians of their ability to affect society. There is no relief except in solitude. Secularism crowds consciousness. The unlikely visitor—called the eagle—assigns the author to receive poems as a spiritual diary of ongoing events. The diary reveals a nation blind to the loss of faith as the martyr spirit correctly predicts the coming war on Serbia, in which the USA and NATO wage attacks resembling the ancient desolating sacrilege described in Daniel 9:27. The attacks interrupt the observance of the Holy Days of the Christ and wreak desolation upon the sanctuaries and monasteries of peaceful Christians, who are a small percentage of Serbia’s population. The decline of Christian influence is noticed as most onlookers assume spectator status. Only the martyr is not fooled by the anti-Christ. (Revelation 20:4) The question is posed: is this era a “Setting Sun or Morning Star?” The individual believer travels through the trials of life alone. The public absorbs misinformation and assumes that war is a just solution. The family is relegated here and afar to refugee status. The poems suggest God is not blind but calls a nation from decline.
The perfect predator of the night sky is explored with enthusiasm and passion in this updated edition of a classic reference on African owls. Delving into the lives of 12 species of owls found throughout southern Africa, each avian has its own chapter with beautiful photographs liberally filling the pages. The informative and detailed descriptions cover a range of knowledge--from the history of each species to their mating, breeding, and eating habits.
We all have moments of grace in our lives, glimpses of God’s presence and God’s mystery. The Word made flesh, God-with-us, inspires these moments and sometimes lets us see and feel that transformation in grace. In 100 Days Closer to Christ, Father William C. Graham invites us to consider these moments and experience the transforming presence of God in our lives. These compelling essays invite you to immersion in joyful hope: dreams, disciplines, and promises; fond embraces and quiet satisfaction; plans and prospects; awe and wonder. The chapters consider moments of grace through encounters that resemble lectio divina, inviting reflections flowing from God’s word or the church’s life of prayer, giving flashes of insight and meaning on a pilgrim’s way. The essays in 100 Days Closer to Christ are meant to inspire thoughtful prayer. Whether they are seasonal or attitudinal, each seeks to stand before Mystery in awe, wonder, praise, and thanksgiving.