And There I Was Volume VIII

And There I Was Volume VIII

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The eight journey of nine in the And There I Was series-Ethiopia, cradle of all mankind-took place in 2004. Come along and recount the incredible history of a country older than time itself-a country of orphaned children steeped in Christianity. Trek the Simiens, a geological creation that surpasses even the imagination of God, where the lion-like baboon presides. Travel to an island monastery on Lake Tana where the Arc of the Covenant once resided and hold council with a priest who has spent his entire life studying the origins and meaning of Christianity-a man perhaps more knowledgeable than any other who serves as custodian of an underground vault of parchment texts predating Christ. Witness local women performing the world's most seductive dance, the Iskista, and see incredible churches hewn out of the earth's bedrock in Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Africa. Meet the children of Ethiopia and have them guide you by the hand to the headwaters of the Nile. Share sugar cane and song with the raincloud Dorze people and roam the shores and waters of Lake Chomo amongst the largest crocodiles in the world. Chew qqat, q sample qtejq or honey wine, the nectar of the Gods and gorge on qinjeraq made from the national grain, qteff.qThey gathered even closer around me in the cold dark night and watched in silence as I proceeded to make my origami crane. My brain, as well as my fingers , was frozen and I feared I wouldna#39;t remember the correct folds or be able to make anbsp;...

Title:And There I Was Volume VIII
Author:DH Koester
Publisher:Outskirts Press - 2013-04-18


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