God Country Vol. 1

Author: Donny Cates

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534305831

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 1023

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding. In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children„his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home„as well as the surrounding West Texas town„a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star Stateƒ In GOD COUNTRY, salvation is a double-edged sword. ñSo much fun to watch creators find that next level. Go, Cates, go!î„BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Collects GOD COUNTRY #1-6

God's Country

A Case Against Theocracy

Author: Sandy Rapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136581308

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 4980

Explore the influence of religion on the privacy rights of U. S. citizens in this controversial new book! Here is a compelling and controversial new book that explores the enormous political influence that some religious groups currently wield. God’s Country focuses particularly on the issue of personal privacy rights and the strategies and rhetoric these religious groups are using to diminish those rights among select segments of society. Author Sandy Rapp, a grassroots activist, shares her experiences in one-on-one debates with religious fundamentalists who have been on opposite sides of the social issues for which she has so passionately fought in recent years. Topics in this fascinating book include: privacy rights individual’s rights as stated in the constitution AIDS and homophobia the abortion choice global population crisis gay and lesbian reporductive rights effective strategies for lobbying Sandy Rapp traces the patriarchal premises which underlie the twentieth-century crusade against homosexuality. She integrates various personal and professional perspectives and provides a challenging and comprehensive examination of the physical and psychological devastation inflicted upon women, lesbians, and gay men due to religious and political control over such personal decisions as the expression of one’s sexuality, the use of birth control, the choice of abortion, and privacy rights. God’s Country poses some provocative questions that are certain to spark debate among enlightened religious professionals, professors, and students of political science, government, women’s history, human sexuality, and religion: Does the government have the right to impose mandatory childbirth upon women? Should a gay or lesbian person’s sexual orientation weaken his/her civil rights? Can, in a free society, the religious beliefs of one denomination or group be imposed on all citizens? If freedom for all is to upheld in the United States, shouldn’t the separation of church and state be maintained?

The Girl from God's Country

Nell Shipman and the Silent Cinema

Author: Kay Armatage

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802085423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

View: 7621

Armatage reintroduces film studies scholars to Nell Shipman, a pioneer in both Canadian and American film, and one of proportionately numerous women from Hollywood's silent era who wrote, directed, produced, and acted in motion pictures.

Rick and Bubba's Expert Guide to God, Country, Family, and Anything Else We Can Think Of

Including a 'Best of Rick and Bubba' CD!

Author: Rick Burgess,Bill Bussey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418553794

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 2908

Rick and Bubba are two of America's zaniest syndicated radio hosts. Now, Rick and Bubba bring their own brand of southern humor and homespun wisdom to the book world. Rick and Bubba's Expert Guide to God, Country, Family, and Anything Else We Can Think Of is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look at the world through Rick and Bubba's eyes. Rick and Bubba wax eloquent on everything from little league soccer to the frustrations of getting the family ready for church on a Sunday morning, to big Southern hair. BONUS! Includes a Best of Rick and Bubba CD in the back of the book!

God's Country, America's Heartcry

Author: Kay Dee Lilley

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609574168

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 7382

I Kay Dee Lilley am a concerned wife, mother, citizen, and an American Patriot at heart. My heart's desire is for the truth to be told to all Americans, that America is God's Country and our foundation is His heart cry, to spread His liberties throughout our nation. My book will show through our American symbols, currency, monuments, Founding Fathers, Presidents and many quotes that America is a Christian nation built on Judeo Christian Principles, henceforth the name of this book is God's Country, America's Heart Cry! God is counting on us to arise, stand up, speak up, to use our voice to declare His choice, to restore the foundation of America. America's future depends on "We The People" to come together in agreement to use our God given liberties to defend our freedoms. Will you accept the challenge?

In God's Country

Travels in Bible Belt, USA

Author: Douglas Kennedy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511532

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 4861

Though much has been written about the political implications of the religious revival which has engulfed America in recent years, a question remains unanswered: what pushes its people into 'declaring for Jesus'? Douglas Kennedy spent a long hot summer cruising through that expanse of the American South known as 'The Bible Belt' exploring that question. In a remarkable journey into one of the strangest corners of the United States, Kennedy finds himself spending time in Miami with a one-time member of the Mafia turned charismatic preacher, discovering Christian heavy metal music in Nashville, and visiting Death Row in South Carolina with an evangelist who ministers to the condemned. Repeatedly discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, IN GOD'S COUNTRY is a profound, yet brilliantly entertaining exploration of life in late twentieth century America.

For God, Country, and Coca-Cola

Author: Mark Pendergrast

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465046991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 1421

For God, Country and Coca-Cola is the unauthorized history of the great American soft drink and the company that makes it. From its origins as a patent medicine in Reconstruction Atlanta through its rise as the dominant consumer beverage of the American century, the story of Coke is as unique, tasty, and effervescent as the drink itself. With vivid portraits of the entrepreneurs who founded the company—and of the colorful cast of hustlers, swindlers, ad men, and con men who have made Coca-Cola the most recognized trademark in the world—this is business history at its best: in fact, “The Real Thing.”

God's Country and the Woman

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473372208

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 7478

This early work by James Oliver Curwood was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. In Curwood’s tender novel “God's Country and the Woman”, the Canadian wilderness hero, Phillip Weyman, agrees to help Josephine Adare, her family, and friends against the wiles and lechery of an outlaw gang, while the Russett and Barton Lumber Companies clash. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. He was born on 12th June, 1878, in Owosso, Michigan, USA. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune, and after this, his career in writing was made. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year – allowing Curwood to write more than thirty such books. Curwood's adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great Northwest and often used animals as lead characters (Kazan, Baree; Son of Kazan, The Grizzly King and Nomads of the North). Many of Curwood's adventure novels also feature romance as primary or secondary plot consideration. This approach gave his work broad commercial appeal and helped drive his appearance on several best-seller lists in the early 1920s. His most successful work was his 1920 novel, The River's End. The book sold more than 100,000 copies and was the fourth best-selling title of the year in the United States, according to Publisher's Weekly. He contributed to various literary and popular magazines throughout his career, and his bibliography includes more than 200 such articles, short stories and serializations. In 1927, while on a fishing trip in Florida, Curwood was bitten on the thigh by what was believed to have been a spider and he had an immediate allergic reaction. Health problems related to the bite escalated over the next few months as an infection set in. He died soon after in his nearby home on Williams Street, on 13th August 1927. He was aged just forty-nine, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery (Owosso), in a family plot. Curwood's legacy lives on however, and his home of Curwood Castle is now a museum.

Back to God's Country and Other Stories

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473377129

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 4389

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Of God's Country

Author: Sven Janssen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435717902

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 1978

After being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Vancouver tattoo artist Bel Ericksen is faced with a debilitating immobility which threatens the very thing that has made her such a success: her artwork. Determined to not face this alone, she decides to move back to the family ranch in Alberta where she will not only face the increasing challenges of her disease, but the demons she hastily fled from ten years ago.

Trespassing in God's Country

Author: George Theriault

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781887472463

Category: Travel

Page: 197

View: 5616

George Theriault has been flying in northern Canada since the summer of 1934. When he established his own air service in in 1954, his skills as a bush pilot and sportsman made him one of the most popular outfitters in northern Ontario. This series of stories chronicles his many adventures from Alaska to Labrador, including seal and whale hunting with native people. .

Indian Country, God's Country

Native Americans And The National Parks

Author: Philip Burnham

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2116

The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon's south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed -- or taken by force -- when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare. The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on perspective, a costly triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America's native people.In Indian Country, God's Country historian Philip Burnham traces the complex relationship between Native Americans and the national parks, relating how Indians were removed, relocated, or otherwise kept at arm's length from lands that became some of our nation's most hallowed ground. Burnham focuses on five parks: Glacier, the Badlands, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Based on archival research and extensive personal visits and interviews, he examines the beginnings of the national park system and early years of the National Park Service, along with later Congressional initiatives to mainstream American Indians and expand and refurbish the parks. The final chapters visit the parks as they are today, presenting the thoughts and insights of superintendents and rangers, tribal officials and archaeologists, ranchers, community leaders, curators, and elders. Burnham reports on hard-won compromises that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in recent years, while highlighting stubborn conflicts that continue to mark relations between tribes and the parks.Indian Country, God's Country offers a compelling -- and until now untold -- story that illustrates the changing role of the national parks in American society, the deep ties of Native Americans to the land, and the complicated mix of commerce, tourism, and environmental preservation that characterize the parks system. Anyone interested in Native American culture and history, the history of the American West, the national park system, or environmental history will find it a fascinating and engaging work.

God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land

Faith and Conflict in the American West

Author: Todd M. Kerstetter

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030389

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 4743

While many studies of religion in the West have focused on the region's diversity, freedom, and individualism, Todd M. Kerstetter brings together the three most glaring exceptions to those rules to explore the boundaries of tolerance as enforced by society and the U.S. government. God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land analyzes Mormon history from the Utah Expedition and Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 through subsequent decades of federal legislative and judicial actions aimed at ending polygamy and limiting church power. It also focuses on the Lakota Ghost Dancers and the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota (1890), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas (1993). In sharp contrast to the mythic image of the West as the "Land of the Free," these three tragic episodes reveal the West as a cultural battleground--in the words of one reporter, "a collision of guns, God, and government." Kerstetter asks important questions about what happens when groups with a deep trust in their differing inner truths meet, and he exposes the religious motivations behind government policies that worked to alter Mormonism and extinguish Native American beliefs.

A Light Shines in God's Country

Author: Irene Burns

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599792427

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 3513

Travel with author Irene Burns, from the nostalgic 1950's to the present, as she shares recollections of her marriage to high school sweetheart, Don, and the raising of their family. Join the Burns household through the years-to cozy evenings, where supper was served from a wood-burning stove... warm evenings, where family devotions were at 7:00 in the evening, with Don at the piano, followed by the reading of scriptures and prayer. Smile, enjoy a belly laugh-at the lovable, but precocious Goatie, the family goat, with an acquired taste for plastic flowers and the landlady's purloined cabbages! Get blessed, as life with the Burns family shows you how Jesus: Has a plan of salvation / Makes all the difference in a life / Can protect you from all harm and hurt / Answers prayers, often in most unusual ways / Brings miracles of healing and provision, even in the least likely of circumstances. Come away restored in your Christian faith, assured of God's promise from Psalm 46:1, that God is truly your "refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble"! Book jacket.

God's Country

Christian Zionism in America

Author: Samuel Goldman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812250036

Category: History

Page: 248

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God's Country tells the complete story of Christian Zionism in American political and religious thought from the Puritans to 9/11. Combining original research with insights from the work of historians of American religion, Samuel Goldman provides an accessible yet provocative introduction to Americans' attachment to the State of Israel.

God's Country Or Devil's Playground

The Best Nature Writing from the Big Bend of Texas

Author: Barney Nelson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292755802

Category: Nature

Page: 321

View: 3967

The dramatic desert landscapes of the Big Bend country along the Texas-Mexico border reminded historian Walter Prescott Webb of "an earth-wreck in which a great section of country was shaken down, turned over, blown up, and set on fire." By contrast, naturalist Aldo Leopold considered the region a mountainous paradise in which even the wild Mexican parrots had no greater concern than "whether this new day which creeps slowly over the canyons is bluer or golder than its predecessors, or less so." Whether it impresses people as God's country or as the devil's playground, the Big Bend typically evokes strong responses from almost everyone who lives or visits there. In this anthology of nature writing, Barney Nelson gathers nearly sixty literary perspectives on the landscape and life of the Big Bend region, broadly defined as Trans-Pecos Texas and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition to Leopold and Webb, the collection includes such well-known writers as Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Roy Bedichek, and Frederick Olmsted, as well as a wide range of voices that includes explorers, trappers, cowboys, ranch wives, curanderos, college presidents, scientists, locals, tourists, historians, avisadores, and waitresses. Following a personal introduction by Barney Nelson, the pieces are grouped thematically to highlight the distinctive ways in which writers have responded to the Big Bend.

Out In God's Country, Tonight - An Adult's Re-Experience of Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

Author: Joseph Torlucci

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557447801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 5308

Philmont offers arguably the most challenging personal and group experiences available through Boy Scouting. Join in on the adventure as an adult Scouter returns to Philmont after 33 years with 11 other crew members, including two of his sons. The daily diary is both insightful and inspirational, providing those who have yet to experience Philmont firsthand a unique glimpse into what the Philmont experience is all about. The author brings you along on the trail as he details the preparation, excitement and trials. Valuable reading for anyone considering a trip to Boy Scouting's great ""adventureland."" A portion of the proceeds from sale of this book go toward a Philmont campership program.