Majestic and Wild Paperback

True Stories of Faith and Adventure in the Great Outdoors

by Murray Pura;

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Majestic and Wild

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‘Majestic and Wild’ is a tempting call to get back to nature and explore God’s wilderness. Through the stories of an explorer, be invigorated with the unique experience of watching the grandeur of nature in all its glory.

Pastor, author and avid outdoorsman Murray Pura blends together his exploration through the Rocky Mountains with spiritual life lessons, capturing the majestic and wild creation for everyone to discover. Inside readers will discover:
•   Adrenalin-Pumping Wild Animal Encounters
•   Destructive Nature of Wildfires
•   Hunting in the Rocky Mountains
•   Buffalo Stampedes
•   Natures Beautiful Surprises

A meaningful gift for father’s day, ‘Majestic and Wild’ will capture the imagination of nature lovers and inspire wild adventures in the minds of adventurous Christians.

About the Author

Murray Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States.

He has twelve books published, is a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, the Dartmouth Book Award, the John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and The Kobzar Literary Award of Toronto. Murray has an MDiv from Acadia University and Baptist Divinity School and a ThM and DCS from Regent College (Vancouver). He lives by the Rocky Mountains near Calgary, Alberta.

Majestic and Wild by Murray Pura was published by Baker in May 2013 and is our 53460th best seller. The ISBN for Majestic and Wild is 9780801015120.

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Church can be a great place to learn spiritual lessons, but sometimes you just have to get up and get outside to experience the grandeur of God. In Majestic and Wild, pastor, writer, and avid outdoorsman Murray Pura weaves his real-life adventures with spiritual inspiration and life lessons, capturing the majestic and wild creation that God has set before us all. From animal encounters to wildfires to raging rapids to Daniel Boone hunts and buffalo stampedes, the stories range from dramatic and suspenseful to light-hearted and whimsical. Each story is woven with spiritual lessons not easily learned from sitting in a pew.

A great gift for wives to give to their husbands and kids to give to their dads, Majestic and Wild will entertain and inspire anyone with a sense of adventure and a love for the great outdoors.


"God's creation immerses us in both heart-stopping beauty and adrenalin-producing danger. Many people go to the wilderness with a camera for solace and comfort. Murray Pura goes with two dogs and a rifle, quite aware of the risk and unpredictability of the wild. This devotional excursion through what 'God has wrought' is rooted in Scripture and amplified in prayer." - Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College.

"Pastor Pura loves the great outdoors and writes about his often breathtaking experiences of it with intimacy, immediacy, and a kind of quivering vividness that makes his book un-put-downable. His reminiscences wonderfully light up realities of life through, in, with, and under Jesus Christ our Lord." - J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College.

"Murray Pura invites you to join him in rugged and wild forest, field, and ocean adventures. Some of these adventures are planned and some are serendipitous, but he uses all of his experiences to reflect on the majesty and grandness of our Creator God. He has carefully chosen both Scripture texts and stories to provide a unique glimpse into the wonder of God's ways with his world." - Robert D. Blackaby, PhD, president, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

"In Majestic and Wild, Murray Pura has skillfully written raw adventure on every page. These stories are sure to guide every reader on the trail of adventure to life-changing spiritual discoveries. Make room in your pack for this book!" - Steve Chapman, author, A Look at Life From a Deer Stand.

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Details for Majestic and Wild

Page last updated 11th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker (May 2013)
Number of Pages256
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4055883
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