"On the Back Road to Mandalay" is the story of twenty years of life and work in the mountains of western Burma. To advance the Christian faith, they had an adventurous life raising their children, running schools, training men and women for ministry, translating the Bible, building churches, producing Christian literature and Sunday school material, and promoting health and education.
Author: Robert G. Johnson
Publisher: Xulon Press
On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guide to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities—the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren—Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life. Following a general introduction to Old Order culture, they show how each group uses a different strategy to create and sustain its identity. The Hutterites, for example, keep themselves geographically segregated from the larger society, whereas the Brethren interact more freely with it. The Amish and Mennonites are more alike in how they engage the outside world, adopting a complex but flexible strategy of compromise that produces an evolving canon of social and religious rules. This first comparative study sketches the differences as well as the common threads that bind these groups together.
Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren
Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Carl Desportes Bowman,Carl F. Bowman
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: Michael Heffernan
Publisher: Salmon Publishing
The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand—a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades—delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery. In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful —exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.
Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Author: Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Category: Health & Fitness
Author: Marguerite Hurrey Wolf
Category: Country life
Star Wainwright lives in a small town in rural America. There are no tall buildings or crowded streets and very little to do other than hang out with friends. Occasionally, some savvy business owner puts an arcade game room in the city part of town which instantly becomes the local attraction for many kids. But not Star. The kid with the unusual name has little ambition other than to stay home and let his mother take care of him. His interests are playing basketball and football…at home. But something happens to this mama’s boy that turns his world around. High school. Yes, even a kid with little desire to do anything except stay home has to attend high school! The Back Road to Success is the coming-of-age story of a young man who finds his way in the world by trial and error. Star’s journey toward manhood is both humorous and painfully familiar, and his story represents the universal struggle of growing up, even when you don’t want to!
All Roads Are Not Paved
Author: Robert L. Weaver
Publisher: Outskirts Press
There is a world… Hidden beneath us… Where Once Upon a Time… Becomes corrupted with excess and control… When Kayden Daniels is thrown from being a New York City multimillionaire… Into the world of Wonderland… His destiny of becoming The Mad Hatter will begin Thrown together by Fate – a messenger of the Heart’s family- a Seductive young man- and a stranger With a mission will collide to set in motion an epic battle between good and evil. Return down the back road where Fate takes a stand and experience a new version of Wonderland. Betrayed by the King he loves the lines between good and evil will blur. Bondage and madness become the seeds that form an empire and when a dark force is released in Wonderland, can an ancient crystal hold the key to lands survival or destruction? Rejoin your favorite character from Seduction of a King and flash back to the beginning of an ancient world where pleasure and greed are unlimited and glamour only hides what is lurking behind the surface. Where men can fall in love or just fulfill their lust and the fate of four young strangers will shape the future of the world we know as Wonderland and form the destiny of a Hatter. The Back Road to Wonderland series begins with the formative days of the Mad Hatter before “Alice” fell down the rabbit hole. A journey that will take him from the medieval district of the Heart’s to the building of an empire. Can one man have it all and still find true love? The answer is only a seduction away.
The Back Road to Wonderland
Author: David R. Metheny
Publisher: David Metheny
From long-abandoned gold-rush trails to wilderness hot springs, join Riel and Karen with canine companion Keera as they explore British Columbia's vast backroad country.
Adventure and History in British Columbia
Author: Riel Marquardt
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
The three authors, with roots deep in the Arizona soil, describe twenty back-road tours for the whole family.
Twenty Back Road Tours for the Whole Family
Author: James E. Cook
Publisher: Arizona Highways Books
"A guide to the back roads of the Greater Bay Area. Twenty-eight trips that can be made in a day or less. Each trip has a detailed map, one or more photos, historical background, and often quotations from early travelers"--Provided by publisher.
28 Day Trips in the Greater Bay Area
Author: Peter Browning
Publisher: Great West Books
He bought the car a dozen years ago. Together, they traveled every mile of every road on his highway map, a 250,000 mile journey to discover the real America beyond the interstate. Real people. Obscure places. Forgotten facts. His story unfolds in Missouri, but it could be about any state, any traveler who drives into America's hidden heart.
Author: John Drake Robinson
Taking the Back Road Home’s fifty-one poems detail the life of a poet, commemorating his day-to-day encounters with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, as he celebrates "the dedication of the self to useful occupations," as well as his more mystical experiences with his wife and with nature. The poems absorb the reader into the writer’s existence and grant the imagination free rein within his timeless, imagistic world, where "the empty sky. . . / Is a huge music box with smooth duplex combs / Musing us into taking the back road home."
Author: Louis Daniel Brodsky
Publisher: Time Being Books
Do you like small towns, places off the beaten path, trips down memory lane? Ever wonder if old-fashioned values are still alive in America? Then kick back, unwind, and hop onboard with travel writer Bill Graves as he takes you On the Back Roads. Graves has a knack for finding the quirky, the offbeat in some of the most obscure, yet fascinating, small towns on the mappages Among the places and faces he discovers: a town where it's against the law not to own a gun, a town famous for its split pea soup, the wise 83-year-old Emmy who camps alone in the dessert, and a man who hunts live ants for a living. The list goes on! Retired and free to roam in his motorhome, the "RV Author," Bill Graves, logs 40,000 miles through the western states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming.
Discovering Small Towns of America
Author: Bill Graves
Publisher: Addicus Books
What truly defines a life? What makes us who we are? It is, in no small part, our life's experiences and those who surround us. It is the setbacks, the triumphs and those people in our lives through which the potter's hand gradually molds us into the shape we are to become. I had been molded in many ways - A brother's death in Vietnam when I was 7 years old, a motorcycle accident that took my father's life when I was a senior in high school, and an embarrassingly short ten day marriage in my early thirties. I was molded through positive influences as well - the unconditional love of a faithful mother, the positive role model of an older brother and my Christian faith, which sustained me against life's many piercing arrows. And I was molded by my love for motorcycles...From riding in the 5 acre field behind my house as a kid, racing the Mexican Baja peninsula, trail riding through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and riding my Harley throughout the country. These experiences prepared me for this journey.
Because Life Is Too Short to Use Interstates
Author: John Hodel
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Backroad to Cloud 9 is the author's story of navigating carcinoid cancer. From misdiagnoses to intense abdominal pain to the love and support of his family and friends, this book is the story of what it can be like to deal with carcinoid cancer.
(or What Carcinoid Cancer Has Taught Me)
Author: J. Warren Lunne