On God's Side by Jim Wallis
What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good

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...the delivery of the message is simply too anodyne to make any kind of emotional or intellectual impact. An admirable, worthy message that could be contained on a bumper sticker.
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Finding Common Ground for the Common Good

There is a war going on in our nation's political discourse. Polarizing labels--left/right, Republican/Democrat, young/old, rich/poor, traditional/progressive--define and divide us. And in the process we've lost a vision for the common good.

Jim Wallis believes our life together can be better. And he thinks both conservatives and liberals have something to offer in finding answers to today's complex problems. Personal responsibility and social responsibility are equally important: we must make good individual choices and also care for our neighbors. Wallis explores the role government can play in promoting the good of society, showing how its balanced presence can make a difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable, and he offers hope for a more respectful conversation. He suggests making "Ten Personal Decisions for the Common Good" as you envision a more hopeful future.

This is a selection from The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided.
 

About Jim Wallis

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Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It and The Great Awakening, and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad. He has written for major newspapers and appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, on shows such as Meet the Press, Morning Joe, Hardball, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The O'Reilly Factor, and on NPR. Wallis also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University. He is married to Joy Carroll, is the father of Luke and Jack, and is a Little League baseball coach.
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Brazos Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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...the delivery of the message is simply too anodyne to make any kind of emotional or intellectual impact. An admirable, worthy message that could be contained on a bumper sticker.

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