Through the Eye of a Needle

Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844533
Category: History
Page: 792
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Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity. Peter Brown examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution that espoused the virtue of poverty and called avarice the root of all evil. Drawing on the writings of major Christian thinkers such as Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome, Brown examines the controversies and changing attitudes toward money caused by the influx of new wealth into church coffers, and describes the spectacular acts of divestment by rich donors and their growing influence in an empire beset with crisis. He shows how the use of wealth for the care of the poor competed with older forms of philanthropy deeply rooted in the Roman world, and sheds light on the ordinary people who gave away their money in hopes of treasure in heaven. Through the Eye of a Needle challenges the widely held notion that Christianity's growing wealth sapped Rome of its ability to resist the barbarian invasions, and offers a fresh perspective on the social history of the church in late antiquity.

Through the Eye of a Needle

Transforming Relationships
Author: Ignatius Fernandez
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120732513
Category: Self-Help
Page: 242
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Learn the steps to building meaningful relationships with loved ones, friends, and colleagues with this innovative guide. Though leaving the comfort zone of relationships is a challenge, doing so can provide enlightenment on key areas requiring improvement. Revealing insight, powerful anecdotes, and illuminating exercises show that half-hearted responses are insufficient, and that successful relationships require responsibility, focus, and commitment.

Through the Eye of a Needle


Author: John-Paul Flintoff
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230452
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 217
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Through the Eye of a Needle is a brilliant account of his journey—illuminating, enchanting, and often extremely funny—arguing that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at the environment, the economy, and life itself. Few books written in our soulless times have such potential to transform people’s minds so completely—while also making them laugh. His encounters are by turns humorous and enlightening. He meets BBC TV’s Jeremy Clarkson, Hollywood superstars Richard Gere and Daryl Hannah, spiritual teachers, politicians, call-center and sweatshop workers, artists, Transition Town leader Rob Hopkins, Prince Charles’s own Savile Row tailor, and many others.

Through the Eye of a Needle

A Story of Survival
Author: Alec N. Mutz with Brian Moore
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450250882
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 104
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Alec Mutz’s childhood came to an end in 1939, when Nazi soldiers marched into his hometown of Tarnobrzeg, Poland. His life would never be the same. Within a matter of months his family was torn apart, and ten-year-old Alec found himself struggling to survive alongside his father, Samuel. Through the Eye of a Needle chronicles the life of a child who is forced to come of age in some of Hitler’s most notorious concentration camps. Witness to countless acts of barbarity, he endures slave labor, beatings, starvation, and forced marching during his six years of incarceration. Yet with the support of his father, he lives to see the end of one of history’s most epic human tragedies.

Through the Eye of a Needle

Needle
Author: Hal Clement
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575110252
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
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Time was running out for Bob Kinnaird. Without much warning, the Hunter - the green protoplasmic alien that lived inside him and cured all his ills - had suddenly become his destroyer. Day by day Bob grew weaker and weaker, but only specialists from the Hunter's distant world would know what was wrong with him and, more importantly, how to save him. But the only way searchers from his planet could find him was to locate his missing spaceship . . . a spaceship that had crashed beneath the ocean years before, its location still very much a mystery. Once again leading an investigation against time - as he had done so many years before - the Hunter knew he had to find comrades and find them fast . . . before someone murdered his best friend.

Passing Through the Eye of a Needle


Author: Michael Hilliard Patterson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759667543
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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Bitter Sweet by C. Brown Bitter Sweet is a plethora of vivid and explicit short stories that leave nothing to the imagination. From the first to the last story C. Brown will abduct you and hold you hostage to the drama. Lost Orgasm - Charlene, an overweight divorcee and mother of three sets out to find her orgasm. The no-holds barred, non-stop action will arouse the inner freak and let loose the beast. Black Love - Lisette, a Hispanic woman who has her first taste of black love, will also become familiar with her breaking point revenge is a dish best served hot and steamy. Love Kills - Beth, an aspiring model, must decide how she wants to make it to the top, on the catwalk or on her back. She makes the mistake of choosing the cameras and the flashing lights over love and ends up regretting it with her last breath Becareful what you ask for. Office Politics - Felicia, a woman trying to climb the ladder of success discovers just what the term "office politics" is all about, when she has to decide if she will continue her tryst with her supervisor or sleep with the one man who knows their secret in exchange for his silence. Sex on the front lines Private Love, and her two bunkmates are stationed on the frontlines of Iraq and decide to live-out their fantasies before leaving for their final mission. C. Brown has tapped into his inner woman for these stories and many more They are written to tantalize and delight men as well as women and they both will find them equally fulfilling. Brooklyn native, Clifford Brown, is the type of author who is not afraid to venture into realms of existence that most people dare not go. He is skilled in the intricacies of the contemporary human condition, and can incorporate an authenticity to his fictional stories that inspire the depth of reality in each of us. Readers will identify with one of his many works, if not all.

Through the Eye of a Needle

Studies from an Ancient Hermeticteaching
Author: Gilbert Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607250005
Category: Philosophy
Page: 318
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Imagine you've just entered the parking garage of your office building one morning, you step out of the car, still a little sleepy-eyed, lock the door with your remote and turn around: There staring in your face is a camel, with profoundly soft, gentle eyes, silhouetted against a setting sun. The parking lot? Gone. Your office building? Doesn't exist anymore. And your hum-drum 9-to-5? Gone too. No, this is not the Twilight Zone, it's what this book Through the Eye of A Needle is about: The transformation of our hum-drum existence into the miraculous -- and you don't even have to buy expensive tickets and fly to Egypt for it to happen, the transformation can begin right in the middle of this sentence you're reading -- like turning around in a parking garage one hum-drum morning and staring at a camel. And if that were not not good enough, the book won't even cost you that much: $39.95 (and as everybody knows if you wait long enough, Amazon will sell it to you for a third of that price.) So what's this book about again? Read the inside flap of the dust cover, it will tell you: It's about "the union of the sacred and the profane. Beginning with a brief reconnaisance of prehistoric caves at Chauvet and winding its way through ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, [the book] asks a simple question: What do these images really mean?" The book's punchline (which you won't find here) relating to the secret teachings of Lao Tzu, Buddha, Moses, Christ and Plato will simply astonish you -- and (depending on your type -- negative, positive, neutral) maybe even please you.

Through the Eye of a Needle

A First Hand Experience of Politics and Christian Witness
Author: Hamlet Kabushenga Mbabazi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789970837007
Category: Businesspeople
Page: 212
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Through the Eye of a Needle

Discovering the Joy, Happiness and Freedom That Lie Beyond Material Success
Author: Stan Sanderson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781420860320
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE was written to meet the needs of otherwise successful people who have come to realise that career and material success has not brought the happiness they seek. It never has, and it never will! It's what Stan Sanderson calls, "The Big Lie." And the reason it won't, quite simply, is that happiness is not a by-product of the acquisition of anything. The timing of this book couldn't be better. In 2005 the last of the over 80 million "Baby Boomers" in North America will have passed age 40. This is a group that has enjoyed an unprecedented period of successful employment and material acquisition. However, now, as they enter mid-life and are looking towards retirement, they're reflecting on the real value of this same success. They're successful, but they're not happy! Something is definitely missing in their life. And, as Baby Boomers are known to do, they're looking to satisfy their need. Their search, understandably, is leading them to consider the God "thing," now, more than ever before. But, where do you find God? Church attendance figures have been declining in recent years, as the result of church services not being seen as relevant to today's circumstances. And its message of a punishing God, that would "burn" sinners in Hell, is not very attractive to a group of people used to being catered to, and provided with all of the comforts of a modern society. THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE surrounds and embraces The Spiritual Coach Program. A simple, yet powerful, program, consisting of Seven Concepts and Seven Strategies, specifically designed to help otherwise successful people discover the joy, happiness and freedom that lie beyond material success. Havingdiscovered his own spiritual reality through practising this program, Stan shares the process with you from his perspective as a Spiritual Coach. The message is both compelling and enlightening, and the clarity of his presentation is refreshing! This book now makes it po

Through the Eye of a Needle

Fred Nicklewhite-Tailor
Author: Barbara Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781413497601
Category:
Page: 70
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Breathing Through the Eye of a Needle

Stories of Living in the Moment from Birth to Death
Author: Skywalker Payne
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530982233
Category:
Page: 250
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A professional storyteller, registered nurse, and Buddhist, Payne applies all of her experience to present a comprehensive view of life and death. The book opens with an explanation in prose and poetry of why she calls death the ultimate wonder. Divided into two sections, themes and tellings. Teachers, parents, spiritual and hospice workers will find background information in themes on all of the stories to enable them to choose the best stories for specific situations. The tellings are grouped for the following audiences, women, veterans, lovers, and families. Written with the teller as a character, the reader receives an experience of attending a live storytelling performance. From the moment of birth, all share the same destiny few care to discuss or think about. Payne removes fear and encourages exploration and conversation through retold world stories and original stories. These stories offer a positive outlook on our ultimate wonder.