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A Brave Big Sister

A Brave Big Sister
$11.99

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Houghton Artist Eric Elwell

It's Time to Be Brave!

Growing up as a slave girl, Miriam learned how to be brave--and smart. When her baby brother, Moses, was in grave danger, Miriam and her mom saved his life.

As Miriam matured, she became a gifted musician and discovered other God-given talents. And when God called Miriam--along with her siblings--to guide the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, she was ready to lead.

With God's help, you can be just like Miriam--called and courageous!

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Called and Courageous Girls - Bible Heroes That Inspire Your Child's Faith in God

Called and courageous girls are disciples, political and spiritual leaders, philanthropists, moms, businesspeople, evangelists, prophets, and so much more. Called and courageous women of the Bible face overwhelming odds, finding strength, faith, and courage to join God's Story.

Through examples of steadfast faith and--ultimately--God's direction, the Called and Courageous Girls series invites your children to answer God's calling to discover and use their talents, passions, and gifts to journey with Him on a lifelong adventure.

God is calling every courageous hero--including your child-- to arise, trust in Him, and join the Greatest Story.

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9780736970792
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2017-10-01
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An Extraordinary Teacher

An Extraordinary Teacher
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Illustrated by Houghton Artist Eric Elwell

You Have a Story to Tell

As a little girl, Priscilla loved to read, developing the gifts God will one day help her use to become a distinguished teacher in the early church.

In adulthood, Priscilla and her husband, Aquila, accept the apostle Paul's invitation to join him on his daring missionary journeys. God's plans for her life are about to unfold: Priscilla pioneers a church, mentors other pastors, and passionately and boldly shares God's love while traveling around the world.

With God's help, you can be just like Priscilla--called and courageous!

Called and Courageous Girls - Bible Heroes That Inspire Your Child's Faith in God

Called and courageous girls are disciples, political and spiritual leaders, philanthropists, moms, businesspeople, evangelists, prophets, and so much more. Called and courageous women of the Bible face overwhelming odds, finding strength, faith, and courage to join God's Story.

Through examples of steadfast faith and--ultimately--God's direction, the Called and Courageous Girls series invites your children to answer God's calling to discover and use their talents, passions, and gifts to journey with Him on a lifelong adventure.

God is calling every courageous hero--including your child-- to arise, trust in Him, and join the Greatest Story.

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9780736970815
Publication Date: 
2018-04-03
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bk Simple Clutter

bk Simple Clutter
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By Houghton Author James A. Zoller

This, This... Whenever it is dark in the house I turn on a small light for comfort a small light in the kitchen over the sink. In winter when day fades I pull a chair to a window to read by the light of sunset news of a distant world, and light from the kitchen collects on the floor in dim puddles. It reminds me that we are poor. It reminds me of my mother cutting sprouts from potatoes, how she would call when I complained ""Come. Look!"" water pouring from the tap ""Look, this we have in abundance."" James A. Zoller lives and writes in rural western New York where he and his wife, Donna, raised their four children. Simple Clutter is the first of his books, which include Living on the Flood Plain and Ash & Embers. Zoller has spent the last thirty-four years teaching writing and literature at Houghton College. In the near future Zoller looks forward to shifting his attention full time to his writing projects, which includes several more collections of poems, a collection of short stories, and a composition text to be called Crossing the River. In addition to teaching and writing the three books named here, he has written columns for local newspapers, undertaken a travel blog (flood-plain.blogspot.com), published short stories, and written ceremonial poems for various public occasions, including the weddings of his children.
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9781532659225
Publication Date: 
2018-08-22
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Chasing the Rain

Chasing the Rain
$20.00

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
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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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Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities

Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities
$25.00

Author: Don Little

Muslims who come to Christ face momentous spiritual, psychological and social obstacles that drive many to abandon their faith. Often conversion and discipleship are framed by individualistic Western models that do not acknowledge the communal cultural forces that constrain and shape new believers. Effective discipleship requires a more relational, holistic process of Christian identity development and spiritual formation in community. In this comprehensive resource, missiologist Don Little engages the toughest theoretical and practical challenges involved in discipling believers from Muslim backgrounds. He draws on New Testament principles, historical practices and interviews with seasoned disciplers ministering in a dozen countries across the Muslim world. Addressed here are key challenges that believers from Muslim backgrounds face, from suffering and persecution to spiritual warfare and oppression. Also included are implications for the role of disciplers in church planting among Muslims.
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9780830824700
Publication Date: 
2015-08-10
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Living on the Flood Plain

Living on the Flood Plain
$12.00

Poetry depicting nature. Author: James Zoller

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1602260028T
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MANAGERIAL ECON + OPER RESEARCH (USED)

MANAGERIAL ECON + OPER RESEARCH (USED)
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MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY [DVD]

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY [DVD]
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The Delightful Horror of Family Birding

The Delightful Horror of Family Birding
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"For the nature lover with a sense of humor."
--SIERRA MAGAZINE

"You don't have to be a birder to love this entertaining and beautifully-written book--although you may become one after you've finished it!"
--FORBES

"Eli J. Knapp has done a marvelous job capturing a balance of science and humor in his latest collection of essays. The Delightful Horror of Family Birding eminently burnishes birding's reputation, making the science accessible... Knapp gives the reader plenty of detail to appreciate precisely what the clever book title promises."
--THE UTAH REVIEW

"Knapp pays attention, not just to birds, the landscape, and the sights and sounds around him, but also to people's responses to those things, including his own, and to human interactions with each other and to nature. His is an astute perspective, a perpetual student of life, humans, and nature, and his stories are consistently fun and thought-provoking."
--BIRD WATCHER'S DIGEST

"Pithy, funny, and wise essays about forays into nature...Knapp writes wittily of nature's nuances. Tales of field trips with students, birding with family, or the fun of leading bird walks ('Look! Butterbutts!') all contribute to the cheerful wonder Knapp evokes."
--BOOKLIST

"A firsthand account for those interested in a blend of natural history, education, and conservation and how they can be shared family passions."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Eli J. Knapp's The Delightful Horror of Family Birding trots the globe with humor, insight, and deep-seated appreciation for nature and bird-watching...focuses on its subject with wit, erudition, and passion as vast as a great flock darkening the daytime sky."
--FOREWORD REVIEWS

"Eli J. Knapp lets nature lead him and thereby--in this important collection of essays--he leads us to deeper perceptions of the bounty of nature. Humorous, a little irreverent. You learn about birds without even knowing."
--PETER KAHN, author of The Human Relationship with Nature

"I have a secret crush on Eli Knapp. He is a masterful storyteller--self-deprecating, witty, and always eager to learn life lessons from his experiences. His stories are fun, funny, moving, clever, and always full of birds!" --DAWN HEWITT, managing editor of Bird Watcher's Digest

"Eli Knapp's essays capture the special, quirky, inquisitive nature of bird watchers. Whether he's teaching his sometimes-receptive college students about birds or mixing birds and nature into a family outing, he weaves engaging tales of these experiences, leaving the reader wanting more of his well-told stories. He's at the head of the class among the new generation of nature writers."
--BILL THOMPSON III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest

"An engaging and witty self-portrait of one man's amiable obsession--and an honest exploration of how he attempts to transmit this passion to his children and his students. A very fun read--and you'll learn a good deal of bird biology along the way." --THOMAS LOWE FLEISCHNER, editor of Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness

Eli Knapp takes readers from a leaky dugout canoe in Tanzania and the mating grounds of Ecuador's cock-of-the-rock to a juniper titmouse's perch at the Grand Canyon and the migration of hooded mergansers in a New York swamp, exploring life's deepest questions all along the way. In this collection of essays, Knapp intentionally flies away from the flock, reveling in insights gleaned from birds, his students, and the wide-eyed wonder his children experience.

The Delightful Horror of Family Birding navigates the world in hopes that appreciation of nature will burn intensely for generations to come, not peter out in merely a flicker. Whether traveling solo or with his students or children, Knapp levels his gaze on the birds that share our skies, showing that birds can be a portal to deeper relationships, ecological understanding, and newfound joy.

Eli J. Knapp, PhD, is professor of intercultural studies and biology at Houghton College and director of the Houghton in Tanzania program. Knapp is a regular contributor to Bird Watcher's Digest, New York State Conservationist, and other publications. An avid birdwatcher, hiker, and kayaker, he lives in Fillmore, New York, with his wife and children.

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9781937226916
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2018-10-30
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The Hymn Soloist

The Hymn Soloist
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073999384451
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The Red Pelican: Life on Africa's Last Frontier

The Red Pelican: Life on Africa's Last Frontier
$16.00
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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Under the Story Tree

Under the Story Tree
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Folktales from East Africa. Author: Daniel Woolsey

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Where Antelope Roam

Where Antelope Roam
Where Antelope Roam
$15.00

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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Why Tortoise Has a Cracked Shell

Why Tortoise Has a Cracked Shell
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Folktales from East Africa. Author: Daniel Woolsey

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