Sent out by his grandmother to find food, Amik consumes a series of animals of ever-increasing size and brings back more than he thinks.
Author: Teri Sloat,Betty Huffmon
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
A Story of Survival
Author: Alec N. Mutz with Brian Moore
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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.
Author: Ignatius Fernandez
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
The re-issue of Richard Turner s "Eye of the Needle "comes at a critical time in South African history, along side the revival of Black Consciousness and a reconsideration of what Tony Morphet famously called the Durban Moment . Turner was a central figure in the white South African student movement, and a key figure in the radicalization of its critical project. Inspired by events in Paris 68, he returned to South Africa after acquiring his doctorate at the Sorbonne, and became increasingly influenced by Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness movement. He was a relentless advocate of education among the then non-unionized Black labour force, and a founder of the Institute of Industrial Education. "The Eye of the Needle "was Turner s most incendiary text: a utopian statement advocating the creation of a socialist society through the cultivation of a radical theoretical attitude, couched in the metaphors of Christian ideology. The book was a political scandal and Turner was banned as a result, confined to his home before being assassinated by state security forces in 1978, a few months after Biko s death. Against the backdrop of new labour disputes and the appearance of new unions, and with the emergent calls for a re-radicalization of South African politics, "The Eye of the Needle "is newly relevant. Accompanied by Tony Morphet s exceptionally insightful contextualizing essays, the book provides readers with an excellent entry point for both historical reflection on the 1970s and a critical engagement with the question of how to bring about social justice today."
Towards Participatory Democracy in South Africa
Author: Richard Turner
In this powerful book the great Latin American theolgian Jon Sobrino shows that global capitalism is driven by a cruel dynamic of oppression and greed, which inevitably dehumanises people, destroys the human family, and threatens mother earth. He argues it is the poor who, paradoxically, offer the only way to salvation for the World. We must work for a new civilisation that will give everyone access to material and cultural goods that make for a truly human life.
No Salvation Outside the Poor : a Utopian-prophetic Essay
Author: Jon Sobrino
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
The Textile Art of Alice Kettle
Author: Alice Kettle,Jennifer Harris
An eye-opening look at the foundations of Judaism--designed for the observant Jew who wishes to venture into the world of kiruv. This comprehensive, well-organized primer lays a solid foundation for one's own hashkafah, as well as providing useful techniques and answers which will be useful when involved with outreach. This book features an acclaimed line-up of writers, including R' Noach Weinberg, Dr. Gerald Schroeder, and R' Nechemia Coopersmith, among others. No "hot" topic is left undiscussed in these fascinating pages--from evolution to Christianity; from the seven wonders of Jewish history to the role of women in Judaism, this book truly has it all. Includes a wonderful, innovative Convictions List to help every Jew clarify his or her own convictions about Judaism--a great self-awareness tool and/or conversation starter!
Aish HaTorah's Kiruv Primer
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
It all began in moment of great triumph and political courage. Then there were complications: fierce opposition in the parliament including from the Australian prime minister John Howard, interference by the Vatican and the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board, heated community debate and a court action. Finally, in May 2001, Australia's first legally sanctioned medically supervised injecting centre opened with the challenge to save the lives of injecting drug users. In the Eye of the Needle traces the story of the centre's first 30 months and the battles to justify its existence. It introduces us to the harrowing world of injecting drug users, their tragedies and successes and the outstanding efforts of a group of health professionals dedicated to saving lives. Despite its success, the injecting centre continues to provoke debate. This is a story that will not go away. In the Eye of the Needle provides a unique insiders account of what continues to be one of the most controversial public health approaches of today.
Diary of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre
Author: Ingrid van Beek
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
the unique world of microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian
Author: Ralph Rugoff,Museum of Jurassic Technology
Publisher: Brico Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
"Here, the voice of Heeni, a relative of the current Maori Queen, chronicles the history of the Maori of New Zealand and the adaptations they have made to survive as a group in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.
A Māori Elder Remembers
Author: Mary Katharine Duffié,Heeni Wharemaru
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trend of forming utopian communities became prevalent across the United States. Several of William Dean Howells' novels gently satirized this movement; in Through the Eye of the Needle, an unlikely pair of utopian community dwellers fall in love.
Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher: The Floating Press
Here is a compilation of 16 "prophetic parables" spontaneously delivered by E. Charlotte Baker during public worship events, during which she testifies she is caught up into a sacred place made known to her as "the Circle of the Earth.
Author: E. Charlotte Baker
Publisher: McDougal Pub Co
In 2003 Kent Annan left behind his prosperous, comfortable upbringing to face the world beyond its gates, where people wear his cast-off clothing and seek comfort from the heat in the long shadow of his homeland. Haiti, apparently, was where God wanted him. Of course, just because God wants you somewhere doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Little did he know how important his work would be. Now, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Annan's experience living and working in Haiti has become a powerful resource for those looking to learn more about this amazing country and find out how they can help Haiti rebuild and thrive. In this book you'll enter into Annan's experience traveling and working in Haiti, and ultimately you'll be challenged to follow God into uncharted territory on a path that may lead to your local soup kitchen--or to a Haitian relief settlement. Either way, you'll learn what it means to become vulnerable in order to help others and share the embodied love of Christ. Read Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle for a vivid picture of the Haiti Annan knows, the good work happening there through organizations like Haiti Partners, and the ways you can get involved. Whether you go or stay, you'll get a fresh sense of what it means to love God and love our neighbor when love is uncomfortable, even dangerous; to see what happens when God stretches you beyond your borders into his kingdom.
Living Fully, Loving Dangerously
Author: Kent Annan
Publisher: InterVarsity Press