Living Among Lions by Jason Benham

Living Among Lions
  • Author : Jason Benham
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780718078898

Meet Daniel. A Transformed Man Who Transformed His World. What does an ancient Jewish prophet have to do with modern America? What, if anything, can we learn from a man who lived 2,400 years ago as a captive in the land we now call Iraq? As it turns out, quite a bit. David and Jason Benham are convinced the biblical example of Daniel holds the keys to contemporary Christians living victoriously in a world increasingly hostile to people of faith. Like Daniel, many believers today find themselves in an unfriendly environment, one opposed to the God they serve. Yet, like Daniel, they must learn how to take a stand while serving the people around them. Living Among Lions is for Christian brothers and sisters who have the potential to transform their world but find themselves standing in the shadows wondering how to respond in an unfriendly environment. Divided into three sections, Living Among Lions covers three distinct characteristics that made Daniel strong: Conviction, Commitment, and Courage. Daniel possessed all of these qualities and lived them out. As a result, God gave him unprecedented favor and supernatural power. A mere slave living in exile, Daniel emerged as one of the most powerful men in the known world. Daniel’s conviction, commitment, and courage empowered him not merely to survive in Babylon but to thrive. He did not conform to his world; he transformed his world.

Living Among Lions Panthera Leo by Leela N. Hazzah

Living Among Lions  Panthera Leo
  • Author : Leela N. Hazzah
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : WISC:89095899340

Living Like Lions 20 Influential Christian Men Past and Present by J. R. Duren

Living Like Lions   20 Influential Christian Men Past And Present
  • Author : J. R. Duren
  • Publisher : Lighthouse Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-07-16
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1941103294

The lion is a ferocious protagonist rippling with fervor and strength. Loyalty to the pride, surgeon-like strikes and a keen sense of the world around him make the lion one of the most feared animals in the world. At the same time, the lion is an affectionate beast who lets his guard down among those he loves. History is witness to a handful of men whose lives resembled the tenacious fervor of lions. The men of Living Like Lions are a rare breed of tenacity, strength and love.A monk stands face-to-face against the emperor of Rome. A bishop goes toe-to-toe with soldiers. An inventor creates the world's biggest wheeled-machines. An artist resurrects the hope his of fellow creators. Each story reveals bravery, commitment and masculinity. Each man challenges us to rise above the contemporary definitions of masculinity and to embrace godliness. Study the lives of John R. Mott, William Wilberforce, Ambrose of Milan, John Chyrsostom, Woodrow Wilson, Jim Elliot, David Brainerd, C.T. Studd, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Augustine of Hippo, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Athanasius, Makoto Fujimura, Blaise Pascal, R.G. LeTourneau, Johann Sebastian Bach, Dr. Francis Collins, Oswald Chambers, and Brother Lawrence. Learn how each man "roared with life"and advanced the Kingdom of God.

Whatever the Cost by David Benham

Whatever The Cost
  • Author : David Benham
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780718033002

“Two nationally-acclaimed real estate entrepreneurs share biblical principles to revolutionize your work and family life, and give you the courage to stand up for what is right.” This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multi-million dollar business empire and securing an HGTV reality series. It’s a journey where the brothers learned how they must die to their dreams not just once, but twice as they walked away from baseball before being called up to the Big Show and later as their TV series was stripped away from them just before airing when the network succumbed to media pressures surrounding their faith. These experiences only helped them realize that the key to powerful living is found when you die to your dreams and face your fears, and choose to live powerfully through it all. The biblical principles they implemented to guide their work and families are revealed in practical terms to apply to our daily lives and give us courage to stand for what is right. The book will expand on principles such as: Show that You are Faithful in Little Be a Fountain to Others and not a Drain Produce More in Value than You Receive Work to Your Ability and not Your Pay Breathe Life into All Situations Remember that You are Human Beings, not Human Doings Hold to a Standard of Disciplined Living Don’t Swing at Every Pitch Find Your Greatest Blessings on the Other Side of Your Greatest Fears

The Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker

The Lion In The Living Room
  • Author : Abigail Tucker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781476738246

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

To Walk with Lions by Gareth Patterson

To Walk With Lions
  • Author : Gareth Patterson
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 1569752788

Gareth Patterson has lived as a man among lions and as a "lion man” among modern people. Moving between these two worlds, he has observed the wholeness in lions and the disconnectedness in humans. His extraordinary experience with lions has shown him how lions can teach people Ubuntu -- the African sense of belonging. By understanding the author’s profound experiences with lions, individuals can realize their place in nature and discover true spiritual fulfillment. To Walk with Lions describes the seven spiritual principles of the lion: self-reliance, loyalty, fellowship, willingness to care, unconditional love, courage, and determination. By aspiring to these qualities, individuals can learn to live with a greater sense of purpose, community, and meaning.

Soul Among Lions by Will D. Campbell

Soul Among Lions
  • Author : Will D. Campbell
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0664221300

Farmer, writer, and preacher-at-large for more than half a century, master storyteller Will Campbell offers a collection of thirty classic meditations challenging readers toward a more conscientious faith. With the soul of a true satirist, Campbell combines Scripture and homespun humor in a deceptively simple style that belies the seriousness of his intent: to deflate the pompous, indict the hypocritical, and expose the self-righteous.

Living Dogs and Dead Lions by R. Lanny Hunter

Living Dogs And Dead Lions
  • Author : R. Lanny Hunter
  • Publisher : Select Penguin
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 0140102639

Haunted by memories of the war in Vietnam and the death of his best friend Tom Bishop, Joshua Scott visits Tom's widow, Claudia, who runs the family farm in Kansas, and together they confront the past

Leading from the Lion s Den by Tom Harper

Leading From The Lion S Den
  • Author : Tom Harper
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780805444421

Gathers and expounds on 66 business principles--one from each book of the Bible--that have inspired best-practice leadership for thousands of years, regardless of culture, time or place. Original.

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

Listening For Lions
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780061975851

A critically acclaimed historical novel “that roars” (Kliatt), from the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when her missionary parents are struck with influenza, she is left vulnerable to her family’s malicious neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she's forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last. Named one of New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, this tale of a strong young heroine “in the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett” (School Library Journal), by award-winning master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan, is a perfect read for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Monster of God The Man Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind by David Quammen

Monster Of God  The Man Eating Predator In The Jungles Of History And The Mind
  • Author : David Quammen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-09-17
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 039307630X

"Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."—The New York Times Book Review, front page For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. But by the year 2150 big predators may only exist on the other side of glass barriers and chain-link fences. Their gradual disappearance is changing the very nature of our existence. We no longer occupy an intermediate position on the food chain; instead we survey it invulnerably from above—so far above that we are in danger of forgetting that we even belong to an ecosystem. Casting his expert eye over the rapidly diminishing areas of wilderness where predators still reign, the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo examines the fate of lions in India's Gir forest, of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia, of brown bears in the mountains of Romania, and of Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East. In the poignant and troublesome ferocity of these embattled creatures, we recognize something primeval deep within us, something in danger of vanishing forever.

Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews

Of Fire And Lions
  • Author : Mesu Andrews
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780735291874

The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin's Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion series. Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she'd perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar's court. Now, as Daniel's wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she's safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear--until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar's palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili's tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone? Ultimately, Yahweh's sovereign hand guides Jerusalem's captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.

Saving the White Lions by Linda Tucker

Saving The White Lions
  • Author : Linda Tucker
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781583946206

In this captivating, suspenseful memoir, white lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the merciless and mafia-like trophy-hunting industry, armed only with her indomitable spirit and total devotion. Her story begins in 1991 with a heart-stopping misadventure in the Timbavati Reserve of South Africa. Tucker—then a successful advertising executive—and a group of fellow travelers found themselves surrounded by a pride of angry lions. There was no way out, night had fallen, and the battery in their only flashlight was beginning to flicker. Miraculously, a local medicine woman, with two youngsters in tow, passed, trancelike and fearless, through the lions and escorted them all to safety. For Tucker, that life-threatening experience became a life-changing one. She abandoned her career, left Europe, and returned to Timbavati to track down the medicine woman who had saved her: Maria Khosa. Upon seeing Tucker again, Khosa only smiled and said, “What took you so long?” She had been expecting her, and there was so much to do. Under Khosa’s shamanic tutelage, Tucker learned of her sacred destiny: to be the “keeper of the white lions,” believed to be angelic beings sent to Earth to save humanity at a time of crisis. Khosa also prophesized that the queen of the white lions—the embodiment of the mother of Ra, the sun god—would soon be born, on a day and in a place considered holy by Westerners. On December 25, 2000, in the little South Africa town of Bethlehem, a snowy white lion cub, Marah, was born. From the moment of her first meeting with Marah, Tucker’s story immediately takes off into battle, as she dedicates her every waking moment to prying Marah and her siblings from the grips of the trophy-hunting industry. Compellingly written in the intimate style of a journal, Tucker describes with unflinching honesty her fears, doubts, hopes, and drea

Part of the Pride by Kevin Richardson

Part Of The Pride
  • Author : Kevin Richardson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781429964609

About a year ago, film started to circulate on YouTube® of a remarkable man named Kevin Richardson, an animal custodian in a South African animal park. The film showed Richardson in his day-to-day work, looking some of the world's most dangerous animals directly in the eye, crouching down at their level, playing with them and, sometimes, even kissing them on the nose--all without ever being attacked or injured. The films' popularity skyrocketed and Richardson became an international sensation. In "Part of the Pride", Kevin Richardson tells the story of his life and work, how he grew from a young boy who cared for so many animals that he was called "The Bird Man of Orange Grove" to an adolescent who ran wild and, finally, to a man who is able to cross the divide between humans and predators. As a self-taught animal behaviorist, Richardson has broken every safety rule known to humans when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal's spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated—just like a mother understands a child—has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold. Like anyone else who truly loves animals, Richardson allows their own stories to share center stage as he tells readers about Napoleon and Tau, the two male lions he calls his "brothers"; the amazing Meg, a lioness Richardson taught to swim; the fierce Tsavo who savagely attacked him; and the heartbreaking little hyena called Homer who didn't live to see his first birthday. Richardson also chronicles his work on the feature film "The White Lion" and has a lot to say about the state of lion farming and hunting in South Africa today. In "Part of the Pride", Richardson, with nove

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Out Of Africa
  • Author : Isak Dinesen
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2001-09-27
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780141913872

From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever.

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

In The Skin Of A Lion
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-04-06
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 0307776638

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection by Francine Rivers

Mark Of The Lion Gift Collection
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1414382960

This classic series has inspired nearly two million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. Books in this latest edition include a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #1 A Voice in the Wind: Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome. #2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. #3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . but his life is about to change forever.

Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett

Lie Down With Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-12-02
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1101143827

"Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . . Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Lions of the West by Robert Morgan

Lions Of The West
  • Author : Robert Morgan
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9781616201791

From Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America’s westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one another, and collectively impact history. Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the North American continent, from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams. Their stories—and those of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thou- sands of Native Americans—form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, notes, and time lines, Lions of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny.

Lions by Bonnie Nadzam

  • Author : Bonnie Nadzam
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780802189912

The author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning debut novel, Lamb returns with “a story of haunted histories and broken promises” (O, The Oprah Magazine, Must-Read Book of the Summer). Set on the Colorado high plains, the town of Lions is nearly deserted. Built to be a glorious city, it was never fit for farming, mining, trading, or any of the industries its pioneers imagined. The Walkers have been settled on its barren terrain for generations—a simple family in a town still enthralled by promises of bigger, better, and brighter. But when a stranger appears, his unsettling presence sets off a chain reaction that will change the fates of everyone he encounters. When the patriarch John Walker dies, his son Gordon must choose between leaving for college with his girlfriend, Leigh, or staying with his family to look after their failing welding shop—and carry on a mysterious family legacy. While Leigh is desperate to make a better life in the world beyond Lions, Gordon is strangely hesitant to leave it behind. And as more families abandon the town, it seems that listening to reason must come at the cost of betraying his own heart. “Nadzam weaves a strange and mesmerizing story” that explores ambition and an American obsession with self-improvement, the responsibilities we have to ourselves and each other, as well as the everyday illusions that pass for a life worth living (Publishers Weekly).