Jesus said that He knows His sheep by name. He says we are like sheep gone astray. Master Shepherd takes Sallman's familiar scene and given the sheep imaginary lives and situations similar to what we may encounter on our earthly journey. The answers He gives and the great love and forgiveness He bestows are found for us in Scripture. So look and identify faithful Seth, angry Mitch, abused Bonnie, proud Herman, and busy Irma. Mourn with Sue, care like Tabatha. There are many more kinds of sheep we might identify with or know. We certainly are not sheep, but we need the presence, love, forgiveness and grace He promised to us. Believe!
Author: Sandra Ott
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release Date: 1993
Ott provides an excellent ethnography of a French Basque agrarian and sheepherding community. The commune of Sainte-Engr�ce extends along a mountain valley in the southeastern corner of Soule, one of the three Basque provences in France. In The Circle of Mountains, Sandra Ott examines the importance of cooperation and reciprocity as the essential basis for the main institutions within this community. These French Basques visualize their community as a circle, and their vision of living in ""the circle of mountians,"" rather than in a valley, reflects their perspective on the society in which they live. The first half of the book incorporates material on history, ecology and economy, and delves deeply into the domestic organization, kinship, and neighborliness of this Basque community. In the second half of the book, the author introduces the males' customary roles as shepherds and cheesemakers. Following a detailed commentary on these vocations, Ott suggests that these seemingly prosaic activities represent the male attempt at symbolic fulfillment of the female procreative and nurturing roles. In a new afterword, Ott discusses developments that have impacted life in the pastoral community of Sainte-Engr�ce since the original publication of the book--including the acquisition of telephones and the construction of roads to nearly every home. The Circle of Mountains will be of interest not only to social anthropologists but also to those concerned with the Basque language and culture and to scholars and students of ethnology, international studies, and political science.
Author: Adelaide L. J. Gosset
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
First published in 1892, this fascinating collection of articles relating to the art of shepherding in Britain is a wonderful glimpse into farming in Victorian Britain. Packed full of snapshots of a rural lifestyle in steep decline, with wonderfully titled chapters including, Contentedness of Southdown Shepherds, A Sussex Shepherdess, Lazy Shepherds and an Exception, Sheep Farming in Cumberland, A Curious Usage in the Lake District, The Bone Eater, The Powers of the Collie, the Sheep Dogs of Ireland and many more including plenty of countryside folklore and a brand new introduction of sheep farming.
Author: Stephen Leather
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-02-21
'Let Spider draw you into his web - you won't regret it' Sun The 5th, 6th and 7th thrillers in Stephen Leather's bestselling Spider Shepherd series, available in one all-action collection, including DEAD MEN, LIVE FIRE and ROUGH JUSTICE. Dead Men Former SAS trooper turned undercover cop Dan Spider Shepherd knows there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. But when a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, Shepherd has to put his life on the line to protect his former enemies; and as a Muslim assassin closes in on his prey, Shepherd realises that the only way to save lives is to become a killer himself. Live Fire Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is infiltrating a tightly-knit team of bank robbers, when a group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the like of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude of what they have planned. And Shepherd is the only man who can stop them. Rough Justice Villains across London are being beaten, crippled and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd has always known that there are grey areas in the fight against crime, and that sometimes justice gets lost in the process. But when his own family is brought into the firing line, Shepherd has some hard decisions of his own to make.
Author: Nicholas Cachia
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Release Date: 1997-01-01
The introduction sets up the shepherd image by presenting some basic principles for arriving at the theological meaning of this image. The study goes on to illustrate the interdependence and interplay of traditions in relation to the meaning of the shepherd image. The author studies the image in its Near Eastern background, in the literature of the Old Testament, especially John's Gospel, in the Fathers of the Church, and finally in the writings of the recent Popes.
Dead Religion Priests decorated in the finest linen black silk robes The church interior covered in platinum gold Custom made cups over floweth with red wine and expensive olive oil Congregation and choir dressed in robs acquired for royal All talk and no action The preachers lips stunk with dead religion Their words make victims out of those who listened Confined to an emotional and mental prison Church leaders communed with Satan at night Designing tactics of trickery casting spells of witchery In shock I am astounded that men are still bound Entangled in Lucifers web While their women lay naked and molested in the serpents bed Their vessels are still broken Ushers are aggressive salesmen Accumulating one billion dollars a year inside their offering cups Yet not one prophetic word is spoken And the hungry and poor receive not one token Nor a helping hand that's given Evidence of negligence and neglect These are signs!!! These are signs I say!!! These are signs!!! OF DEAD RELIGION
Author: W. Phillip Keller
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Drawing from his experience as a professional sheep rancher, Keller leads readers verse by verse through this beloved portion of Scripture offering unique insights into the love the Good Shepherd bestows upon the sheep of his pasture.
Author: John Fox Jr.
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Growing up alone as an orphan is never easy no matter what the circumstances, but imagine the chaos and confusion of having the foster family you've cobbled together -- the only stability you've ever known -- torn to bits amidst the destruction of the Civil War. That's the fate that befalls protagonist Chadwick Buford in The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, the second volume of John Fox Jr.'s acclaimed Mountain Trilogy. Will Chad be able to reunite with his makeshift family -- and his beloved fiancee - after the war?
Author: John W. Frye
Release Date: 2010-08-03
A personal and practical guide to help pastors find Jesus as their mentor.For decades, Paul has been the model for today’s pastors. But Pastor John Frye says we must instead look to Jesus as our model. "While we may lift Christ up as Savior, as we bow down to him as Lord, as we marvel at his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, as we walk with him as Friend, we seem to ignore him as the supreme Senior Pastor." Sharing thought-provoking, biblical insights and personal experiences, Frye calls other pastors to become apprentices to Jesus himself. He is the One who invites pastors to watch him in action and draw close so he can shape who they are and how they fulfill their ministry."Why have pastors and churches not been driven to Jesus as the central and controlling focus for the pastoral vocation and ministry in the local church? He’s been relegated to other dimensions of Christian and local church experience. Jesus is shoved into our shadows as we read our management books, do our cultural surveys, attend our leadership seminars, and applaud or criticize one another’s endeavors"--John Frye in Jesus the Pastor