On God's Side | What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (Wallis)
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Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly to who we are as a nation and as Christians, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. Wallis explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus' gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us--in concrete ways--how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy. On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus' agenda can serve the common good, bring us to a commitment to social justice, and helps us to see that reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, preacher, and international commentator on religion, public life, faith, and politics. He is president and CEO of Sojourners, where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. He regularly appears on radio and television, including shows like Meet the Press, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the O'Reilly Factor, and is a frequent guest on the news programs of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and National Public Radio. He has taught at Harvard's Divinity School and Kennedy School of Government on Faith, Politics, and Society. He has written eight books, including: Faith Works, The Soul of Politics, Who Speaks for God? and The Call to Conversion.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Brazos Press
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.1 inches