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A Vine of God's Own Planting

A Vine of God's Own Planting
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A History of Houghton College from Its Beginnings Through 1972. Author: Richard L. Wing

Book by Wing, R. L., Wing, Richard L.
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0898272920
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Chasing the Rain

Chasing the Rain
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Written by Houghton professor Jon Arensen. 

This book follows the life of a man named Lado. He was born in Sudan approximately 1920. He grew up living the traditional life of his Murle people- herding the goats, planting sorghum and hunting antelope with a spear. But Lado was different. Even as a young boy he wondered about the world around him. As he grew older he was increasingly confused by the different manifestations of the tribal god named Tammu. As a teenager he was captured in a raid and taken away as a slave. He was later adopted into the tribe that enslaved him. Under these conditions his questions about suffering and God became more intense. He was rescued by British troops and learned Arabic under the protection of the District Commissioner. Eventually he returned to his home at Boma as the official translator for the military. It was here that Lado met Kemerbong (Richard Lyth). A meeting that changed the rest of his life.

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CHASINGRAIN

Country Labors

Country Labors
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A collections of poems that evidence the author's reaction his environment and preceptive observations about the relationship of that environment to his incarnational perspective.

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9780310532811
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Drinking the Wind

Drinking the Wind
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Drinking the Wind traces the life of Jon Arensen who arrived on the African continent with his parents in 1946. Growing up in Tanganyika in the bush by Lake Victoria, Jon learned Kisukuma before he spoke English. He loved the outdoors and as a young boy he helped feed the family with his shooting skills. But he couldn t grow up in the wilds of Africa forever and he went off to boarding school in Kenya to study and learn more about the wider world. After university in the USA, Jon returned to Africa as a teacher at Rift Valley Academy before moving to southern Sudan in 1976. He and his wife Barb surveyed the languages of southern Sudan for the Education Ministry before settling among the Murle people at Pibor Post where they learned the language and culture and translated the Bible into the Murle language. The author's love for Africa oozes from every page of this book, which abounds with adventures of all kinds in this memoir of a life lived in Africa.
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9789966720443
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Living on the Flood Plain

Living on the Flood Plain
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Poetry depicting nature. Author: James Zoller

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1602260028T

Paul Ortlip, His Heritage and His Art

Paul Ortlip, His Heritage and His Art
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A pictoral account of Paul Ortlip chronicling his life and his artistic works he made throughout his life. Author: M. Stephen Doherty

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0914060911

The Red Pelican: Life on Africa's Last Frontier

The Red Pelican: Life on Africa's Last Frontier
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Dick Lyth graduated from Oxford University in 1939 at the age of 21 and went to southern Sudan. With the start of WWII he signed up with the Sudan Defense Force. Lyth was given the rank of Major and sent to the Ethiopian/Sudan border to attack the incoming Italian forces and prevent them from reaching the Nile River. He trained 120 local warriors and waged a successful guerilla war - striking, withdrawing and eluding the Italian forces. After the war Lyth became District Commissioner over the Murle region, an area of 50,000 square miles. The Murle named him Kemerbong, meaning Red Pelican. During the 10 years he served as District Commissioner, Lyth played many roles including judge, linguist, explorer, hunter, husband, father, anthropologist and peacemaker. His story is an epic tale of courage, daring and love.
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9789966757074
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Where Antelope Roam

Where Antelope Roam
Where Antelope Roam
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Written by Houghton professor Jon Arensen.

The short stories in this book are all connected to Jon Arensen's experiences in East Africa. They are deeply personal and are narrated in the first person. As in any good anthology, there are diverse topics with different conclusions - clever, sad, funny, surprising, cultural, educational and spiritual. The author's reputation as a storyteller is well known. Here are some of his favorite stories.

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9789966757296