Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors

Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man’s game, Eva Shockey is at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports.
 
Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous mother. But something about spending family vacations RV-ing across North America and going on hunts with her dad sparked in her an enduring passion for a different way of life.

In Taking Aim, Eva tells a very personal story of choosing the less-traveled path to a rewarding life in outdoor pursuits like hunting and fishing. For her, as her millions of fans can attest, that has meant hunting as a way of harvesting food, caring deeply about conservation, sustainability and healthy eating, and getting closer to God in nature. 

In this riveting memoir for the adventurer in all of us, Eva takes readers along as she hunts caribou on the rugged Aleutian Islands, tracks a 1,500-pound bull moose across the unforgiving Yukon, and meets many other challenges of a life in the wild.

Along the way we learn that hunting is about so much more than pulling a trigger. "My story is about discovering your dream," writes Eva. "It's about following your passion, mastering your skills, taking aim no matter who thinks you’re crazy…and then letting the arrow fly. If you’ve done all you can, I can tell you that you’re almost certain to hit your mark."

Whether you’re a lifelong hunter or a city dweller who has never set foot in the wilderness, Eva’s story delivers an empowering message about rejecting stereotypes and expectations, believing in yourself, and finding the courage to pursue what you care about most.

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Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins

Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins

The Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart. This infernal, internal enemy is sin, which even after new birth continues to reside in every believer. As followers of Jesus, we’ve been given a simple mission regarding sin: search and destroy. Put it to death.

But in the words of Cornelius Plantinga Jr., “sin has a thousand faces.” It is one thing to oppose sin in principle, quite another to actually do the bloody work of crucifying specific sin patterns in our lives. Sometimes these patterns aredifficult to detect. Always they fight back, tooth and nail, mounting vehement resistance in counter-maneuvers of a variety and complexity that would sendGeneral Schwarzkopf’s mind spinning like a tilt-a-whirl.

The most famous faces of sin are the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust. The deadly sins are the leading undercover operatives for the world, the flesh, and the devil, thatevil complex of powers arrayed against our souls. And while we may recognize these sins by their names, we are often misled by the subtlety of their methods and ways. These sins are masters of disguise, adept at masking their true nature in charades of harmlessness, acceptability, and fun.

In Hit List, Brian Hedges helps us take aim at the seven deadly sins by providing detailed dossiers for each one and equipping us with rich gospel resources for replacing vice with the virtue of Christ.

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Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns

Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns

Powerful, riveting, real. Sixteen celebrated authors bring us raw, insightful stories that explore guns and teens in a fiction collection that is thought provoking and emotionally gripping. For fans of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Give a Boy a Gun, and with an array of YA talent like the late great Walter Dean Myers, the poetic Joyce Carol Oates, the prophetic Elizabeth Wein, and the gritty Chris Crutcher, these are evocative voices that each has a different perspective to give. Capturing the hurt and the healing, victims and perpetrators, these stories get to the heart of the matter.

From a boy whose low self-esteem is impacted when a gun comes into his possession to a student recalling a senseless tragedy that befell a favorite teacher, from a realistic look at hunting to a provocative look at a family that defies stereotypes, each emotional story stirs the debate to new levels. The juxtaposition of guns and their consequences offers moving tales, each a reminder of how crucial the question of guns in our society is, and the impact they have on all of us.

Other acclaimed contributors are Marc Aronson, Edward Averett, Francesca Lia Block, Alex Flinn, Gregory Galloway, Jenny Hubbard, Peter Johnson, Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Eric Shanower, Will Weaver, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

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Taking Aim at the Sheriff (Appaloosa Pass Ranch Book 2)

Taking Aim at the Sheriff (Appaloosa Pass Ranch Book 2)

A Texas lawman comes face-to-face with his past and meets the future: his son… 

First, someone tries to kill him. Then an achingly familiar beauty from his past drops the bombshell of a lifetime: he has a son. Two years ago, sheriff Jericho Crockett's attraction to Laurel Tate became a brief but intense affair—until an unsolved murder made them enemies. Now, with their son's life hanging in the balance, the Texas lawman must put aside the pain of Laurel's long-held secret in order to keep the little boy safe. But as working together causes powerful feelings to resurface, Jericho isn't about to walk away from being a father to his son…and maybe even a husband to Laurel.

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Taking Aim: An FBI Agent Cowboy Romance (Covert Cowboys, Inc. Book 2)

Taking Aim: An FBI Agent Cowboy Romance (Covert Cowboys, Inc. Book 2)

A kidnapping offers an FBI agent a second chance at redemption in Elle James's Covert Cowboys, Inc. miniseries.

After witnessing the murder of his partner, former FBI agent Zach Adams suffers the weight of his own guilt. An unexpected assignment hunting down the members of the Texas gang responsible—who have kidnapped a local woman—could offer long-awaited revenge. 

Zach understands the danger of tracking the cartel, but it's his desire for the sister of the missing person that he fails to anticipate. Determined to find her twin, Jacie Kosart is as strong-willed as she is alluring. But when Zach's ruthless search for the kidnappers lands Jacie in the crosshairs of deadly enemies, Zach realizes he'll risk everything to keep her alive…even if it means confronting the demons of his own past.

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Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford

Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford

President Gerald Ford suffered two attempts on his life during his term in office: one by a young woman in Charles Manson's Family, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme; and the other by a far more unlikely candidate--an average looking, middle-aged mother of five--Sara Jane Moore.In Taking Aim at the President, journalist Geri Spieler examines Sara Jane Moore's life, tracing a path from her small-town upbringing in West Virginia to that fateful moment when she tried to assassinate the president. Born to strict parents, Moore showed an early love of theater that became a tendency as an adult to obscure her identity and mislead those around her. She was married five times, including twice to a U.S. Air Force Captain, and once to an Academy Award-winning sound designer. Along the way she abandoned children, faked amnesia, worked as an FBI informant, won then trust of Randolph A. Hearst, and became a double agent between the FBI and the radical underground movement. Sara Jane Moore met many of the major players and was present at a number of the newsworthy events that took place in California in the 1960s and 70s. As such, her story presents a vivid snapshot of those turbulent years.Drawing from Spieler's prison visits and correspondence with Sara Jane Moore from January 1976 to June 2003 and rigorous independent research, Taking Aim at the President is the compelling, never-before-told story of the this elusive character--the only woman to ever fire a bullet at a U.S. president.

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Taking AIM!: The Business of Being an Artist Today

Taking AIM!: The Business of Being an Artist Today

Taking Aim! The Business of Being an Artist Today is a practical, affordable resource guide filled with invaluable advice for the emerging artist. The book is specially designed to aid visual artists in furthering
their careers through unfiltered information about the business practices and idiosyncrasies of the contemporary art world. It demystifies often daunting and opaque practices through first-hand testimonials, interviews, and commentary from leading artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, critics, art consultants, arts administrators, art fair directors, auction house experts, and other art world luminaries.

Published in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM)―the pioneering career development program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts―Taking AIM! The Business of Being an Artist Today mirrors the structure and topics featured in the AIM program’s weekly workshops and discussions. Each chapter focuses on the specific perspective of an “art world insider”―from the artist to the public art program director to the blogger. Multiple viewpoints from a range of art professionals provide emerging artists with candid, uncensored information and tools to help them better understand this complex field and develop strategies for building and sustaining successful careers as professional artists.

The book ends with an annotated chronology of the past three decades in the contemporary art field and a bibliography of publications, magazine articles, online sources, funding sources, residency programs, and other useful information for emerging artists.

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Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash

Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash

This handsome volume features vibrant photographs of some of the world's most recognizable musicians, selected by Graham Nash, an internationally acclaimed artist of two mediaphotography and musicwho is uniquely qualified in both worlds. Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Johnny Cash share pages with Kurt Cobain, Sting,Michael Stipe, and many others in shots by legendary photographers such as Daniel Kramer, Charles Peterson, Annie Leibovitz, and others. A rare collection, Taking Aim is destined for the shelves of both photo collectors and rock and roll fans.

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