Church of the Open Sky

Author: Nat Young

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143796712

Category: Surfers

Page: 254

View: 5119


What makes for a surfing life? With a blaze of groundbreaking performances and a list of titles claimed from all over the world to his name, Australian world champion surfer Nat Young might know. His seventieth birthday inspired some reflection on exactly that, and on the waves and characters that have marked his remarkable life--Miki Dora and Midget Farrelly to name a few. But surfing for Nat Young--and so many like-minded surfers--has never been about winning, never been about the sport. It's a calling, an endless quest, a philosophy, a religion. Most of all, surfing is a way of life that has underpinned his other identities as board shaper, film producer, writer, raconteur, conservationist, activist, pilot, husband, and father. Candid and wryly observed, Church of the Open Sky explores what it means to be a surfer, with a collection of true stories of Nat's surfing life--and the friends, foes, and heroes he's met along the way.

Fraser's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 818

View: 8124


It's Great to Suck at Something

Author: Karen Rinaldi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501195786

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 1631


Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we’ve been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don’t play for the sake of playing anymore: they’re building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we’re all being had. We’re told to be the best or nothing at all. We’re trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can’t even begin to master, and it’s all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we’re not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It’s Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she’s dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she’s learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It’s Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important.

Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty

Author: Vachel Lindsay

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 90

View: 3374


DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty" by Vachel Lindsay. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Air Force Chaplains

Author: United States. Air Force. Office of the Chief of Chaplains,Daniel B. Jorgensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: 358

View: 2745


The Church of England Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2728


Report and speeches at the [third] annual meeting of the Church Pastoral-aid Society, May 8, 1838.

The Church of the East

Author: Christoph Baumer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609342

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 6388


The so-called 'Nestorian' Church (officially known as the Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East, with its See in Baghdad) was one of the most significant Christian communities to develop east of the Roman Empire. In its heyday the Church had 8 million adherents and stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites and has written the only comprehensive history of the Church, which now fights for survival in its country of origin, Iraq, and is almost forgotten in the West. He narrates its rich and colorful trajectory, from its apostolic beginnings to the present day, and discusses the Church's theology, christology, and uniquely vigorous spirituality. He analyzes the Church's turbulent relationship with other Christian chuches and its dialogue with neighboring world religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism. Richly illustrated with maps and over 150 full-color photographs, the book will be essential reading for those interested in a fascinating, but neglected Christian community which has profoundly shaped the history of civilization in both East and West.

The Church of the First Day

Author: Charles John Vaughan

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752589922

Category:

Page: 350

View: 6304


Reprint of the original, first published in 1865. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles.