Cowboy Values

Author: James P. Owen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599217481

Category: Self-Help

Page: 115

View: 6881

Jim Owen leads a massively successful seminar that is in huge demand by financial groups, teachers' organizations, and professional associations. His first book, Cowboy Ethics, has sold more than 60,000 copies in two years. Now Owen continues his nonpartisan message, offering the legacy of the cowboy as a model of accessible, positive qualities that all can agree on, regardless of religion or political persuasion.

Cowboy Christians

Author: Marie W. Dallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190856580

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Cowboy Christians examines the long history of cowboy Christianity in the American West, with a focus on the present-day cowboy church movement. Based on five years of historical and sociological fieldwork in cowboy Christian communities, this book draws on interviews with leaders of cowboy churches, traveling rodeo ministries, and chaplains who serve horse racing and bull riding communities, along with the author's first-hand experiences as a participant observer. Marie W. Dallam traces cowboy Christianity from the postbellum period into the twenty-first century, looking at religious life among cowboys on the range as well as its representation in popular imagery and the media. She examines the structure, theology, and perpetuation of the modern cowboy church, and speculates on future challenges the institution may face, such as the relegation of women to subordinate participant roles at a time of increasing gender equality in the larger society. She also explores the cowboy Christian proclivity for blending the secular and the sacred in leisure environments like arenas, racetracks, and rodeos. Dallam locates the modern cowboy church as a descendant of the muscular Christianity movement, the Jesus movement, and new paradigm church methodology. Cowboy Christians establishes the religious significance of the cowboy church movement, particularly relative to twenty-first-century evangelical Protestantism, and contributes to a deeper understanding of the unique Christianity of the American West.

Georgia Cowboy Poets

Author: David Fillingim

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881461830

Category: Poetry

Page: 202

View: 4373

Critically acclaimed author and award-winning editor David Fillingim turns his attention to the westwest Georgia that is. This book examines how the contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia. As celebrated cowboy poet Doris Daleyof Turner Valley, Alberta, Canadasays in the preface, "everywhere is west of somewhere." So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heart-warming cowboy poetry.

Aiming for the Cowboy

Author: Mary Leo

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373755120

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 8796

Baby Steps... Helen Shaw loves her independence. On the rodeo circuit for months at a time, Helen's focused on her championship dreams. That all changes when she discovers she's pregnant with Colt Granger's baby. Friends with Colt since childhood, Helen always hoped they might be something more, but not like this. Not because he feels an obligation. As a single dad, Colt's got his hands full with three raucous young boys and a busy ranch, but he can't stop thinking about Helen. He's thrilled when she suddenly quits competing and returns to Briggs, Idaho...until he finds out why. Colt's night with Helen was definitely more than a fling, but he never meant for it to lead to another baby. Could this misstep actually be a step in the right direction?

Her Favorite Cowboy

Author: Mary Leo

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373755856

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 2310

BACK IN THE SADDLE Gage Remington needs a place to start over, and Durango, Colorado, is it. By reconciling with his rancher grandfather, Gage hopes he can begin repairing past damage. It doesn't occur to Gage that his heart needs fixing, too, until he meets gorgeous doctor Cori Parker. And he's sure his troubled past will send the single mom running. Since her husband's tragic accident, Cori's been focusing on her family. Though she's deeply attracted to the banker-turned-buckaroo, Gage is a wild card, and Cori can't let anyone bring her life crashing down again. Still, she realizes Gage's finally ready to be the man--and the cowboy--he always wanted to be. But will Cori be part of his future, or one more regret from his past?

The Country Music Reader

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314918

Category: Music

Page: 409

View: 5536

This volume provides an anthology of primary source readings encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present, offering firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within both the music industry and American culture.

King of the Cowboys

Author: Ty Murray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451604276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 629

The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so happened to be the perfect mechanical bull for a 13-month-old. Before long, Ty was winning peewee events by the hatful, and his special talent was obvious...obvious even to a man called Larry Mahan. At the time the greatest living rodeo legend, six-time champion Mahan invited a teenaged Ty Murray to spend a summer on his ranch learning not just rodeoing but also some life lessons. Those lessons prepared Ty for a career that eventually surpassed even Mahan's own -- Ty's seven All-Around Championships. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray invites us into the daredevil world of rodeo and the life of the cowboy. Along the way, he details a life spent constantly on the road, heading to the next event; the tragic death of his friend and fellow rodeo star Lane Frost; and the years of debilitating injuries that led some to say Ty Murray was finished. He wasn't. In fact, Ty Murray has brought the world of rodeo into the twenty-first century, through his unparalleled achievements in the ring, through advancing the case for the sport as a television color-commentator, and through the Professional Bull Riders, an organization he helped to build. In the end, though, Ty Murray is first and foremost a cowboy, and now that he's retired from competition, he takes this chance to reflect on his remarkable life and career. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray opens up his world as never before.

The Testosterone Principles 2: Manhood and Other Stuff

Author: TC Luoma

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452543710

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 8921

You should know up front that his book might cause you to reevaluate your life. It might influence you to quit your job and switch careers. You might start to look at your relationships in a different way. Hell, it might even cause you to realize that you’re not in a good marriage. That’s not just hyperbole, either. T. C. Luoma’s popular weekly column—the best of which are featured here in The Testosterone Principles 2: Manhood and Other Stuff—has elicited exactly such potentially life-changing thoughts from the people who regularly read his work. He doesn’t preach or rap you on the knuckles. Instead, he shows you glimpses of what life—your life—could and maybe should look like. If you’ve got even a speck of self-awareness, you end up asking yourself, “Hey, is he talking about me?” His observations, liberally backed up with science and spiced up with quirky references to popular culture, serve as a guide to the weird, conflicted, often horribly flawed creature called man.

Cowboy Values

Author: James P. Owen,Brigitte Leblanc

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781493001248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 101

View: 8173

Jim Owen leads a massively successful seminar that is in huge demand by financial groups, teachers' organizations, and professional associations. Here Owen continues his nonpartisan message, offering the legacy of the cowboy as a model of accessible, positive qualities that all can agree on, regardless of religion or political persuasion.