The Eye of the Needle
This is a timely, thought-provoking contribution to the current debate on material wealth and its appropriate use by Christians. Jim Reiher provides a carefully reasoned treatment of the Bible's teachings on finances and prosperity, and exposes contemporary Christianity's blind spots...
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This is a timely, thought-provoking contribution to the current debate on material wealth and its appropriate use by Christians. Jim Reiher provides a carefully reasoned treatment of the Bible's teachings on finances and prosperity, and exposes contemporary Christianity's blind spots on these issues. Prepare to be challenged!
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In a world where everything appears to revolve around money and the getting thereof it is impossible for Christians to remain silent on the issue. This book is a timely, thought-provoking and challenging comment that is sure to excite debate and reflection amongst all of God's people. If you do not wish to adjust your worldview in a biblical manner do not read this book.
Since finishing high school in the 1970s, Jim has been an Ambulance Officer in NSW; a High School Teacher; and a Theology lecturer. From 2007 till 2012, Jim worked for Urban Neighbors of Hope (UNOH) based in Springvale, Noble Park and Dandenong, overseeing their training programs. He currently works for ACCESS ministries as a regional support manager to school chaplains.
Jim is an avid writer. In Nov 2005, UNOH published his book 'The Eye of the Needle: Discipleship and Wealth'. In 2006, Acorn Press published his 'Women, Leadership and the Church'. And in 2009 UNOH Publications put out Jim's social justice commentary on the epistle of James: 'James: Peace Activist and Advocate for the Poor'. Jim's first novel is 'The Sunburnt Circus'.
Jim has a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in History, a Diploma in Education, and a Masters in Theology with Honors. Jim helped establish a multi-faith network of members of different faith communities in the city of Casey during 2006. That group is now up and running and Jim served as the first President of the Casey Multi-faith Network during 2007 and again more recently. Besides spending time with family (he has 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren), Jim also likes to go to the beach, go bush, get in a game of tenpin bowling, or watch a good movie.
In recent years he has been getting some journal articles accepted and published after peer review, including: 'Violent Language: a clue to the Historical Occasion of James' Evangelical Quarterly. Vol. LXXXV No. 3. July 2013; 'Could Philippians have been written from the Second Roman Imprisonment?' Evangelical Quarterly. Vol. LXXXIV. No. 3 July 2012. pp.213-233; and 'Galatians 3:28: liberating for women, or of limited application?' Expository Times. (123.6) pp. 272-277. March 2012.