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.
Revival in the church can only begin and continue when the people of God experience a renewal within their hearts and a transfomation of their minds. This can never happen unless the Word of God comes alive in us and the practicing of it becomes first nature through us. In and of itself Revival is but a beginning and 'new life' through Christ a starting point to greater things in His Name. As we begin to experience more of the 'beginning of sorrows' God waits to use a people unafraid and unashamed to walk in His Word. It will never be easier than it is today, for the Word itself tells us that the days will grow more difficult. His precious grace will never be more available than in these last days, for He has spoken it in His Word.
"They gain their wealth at the hands of the poor!" Was Theresa a fool to assist this monk whom the Pope wished to silence? "If you defy me on this, Adara, I will reveal your conversion and you'll be hunted down." Was Adara's new faith in the Hebrew God worth the trouble she now faced? "There is no spiritual life under the abbot." The price of being caught with a known Anabaptist...well, Hans would never see his family again. Why did he have such a soft heart? Was his brain soft as well? That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (I Peter 1:7, KJV) Throughout history and even today men and women endure spiritual trials, but when we walk in obedience, our faith is strengthened because we see God's Word at work. This book provides seven short stories and devotionals focused on growing faith through trials and persecutions.
About the book 'MILESTONES: a development' is a collection of sensitive observations written in poetic form about family life in all its aspects, from the nature of combining an Italian heritage with an equally rich Englishness to the joy of parenthood and the sorrow of losing a parent. The poet draws upon experiences in his medical training that have sought a voice of catharsis.Interspersed with fine drawings and photographs the book creates a spirited if at times thought provoking reaction to a whole host of issues that sometimes impinge upon the human condition.
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