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Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
In Gems of a Lifetime, Barbara Patton Unger shares 'gems' of light that she has mined in her life. Her metaphor of Gemstones for these illuminations points to a glorious and loving God.She focuses on the precious jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine within us. She shows God's goodness IS 'OUR' glory; and these "gemstones" point us to our own days of Heaven on Earth. Awakened to the truth of our "spiritual DNA," she presents her treasures to help others recognize how, even in the midst of sorrows, God can enrich their lives if they look for, value and mine their own sparkling gems.
It's 1961 and deep in the Australian outback, the country town of Albury is about to go to war with itself. Putting fluoride in the water supply isn't exactly a straightforward proposition - in fact, it's a secret ploy by the communists to poison the townsfolk's precious bodily fluids. Or is it?Seen through the eyes of mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy Charles, PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS is a hysterically funny childhood memoir that vividly evokes a certain time, place and way of life that is now lost forever ...
The book titled, Gems from Tozer, contains various selections from A.W. Tozer and provides an up front and pointedly direct snippet of Tozer's theology. The chapters of this book give a clear picture of Tozer and his unwillingness to accept lukewarm faith. Tozer challenges the believer to examine the heart and find God's supreme and eternal gift of salvation through His Son. Tozer reminds us that God's truth is creative, saving and transforming. Many theologians can pollute the Church with meaningless and trivial facts. However, Tozer contends that a theological fact becomes a shining truth of God through the simple act of obedience. This book,Gems from Tozer, is an excellent guide for any Christian who seeks to revive their faith in the Lord. A.W. Tozer illuminates the stagnancy of many of the churches that worship in His name, reminding the reader of the spiritual energy that the early Church had and also that faith, he says, does not turn back. The widest thing in the universe is not space, Tozer says, it is the potential capacity of the human heart. These words are empowering as well as challenging and will bring about true spiritual change, inspiring determination to make God the object of our devotion.
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