God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
New York Times bestseller God's Politics struck a chord with Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics, and with the Left, who were mute on the subject. Jim Wallis argues that America's separation of church and state does... show more
New York Times bestseller God's Politics struck a chord with Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics, and with the Left, who were mute on the subject. Jim Wallis argues that America's separation of church and state does not require banishing moral and religious values from the public square. God's Politics offers a vision for how to convert spiritual values into real social change and has started a grassroots movement to hold our political leaders accountable by incorporating our deepest convictions about war, poverty, racism, abortion, capital punishment, and other moral issues into our nation's public life. Who can change the political wind? Only we can.
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Publisher: HarperSan Francisco
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
, Political Science
, Social Movements
, Social Justice
I first heard about this book when I was with one of my lady friends watching late night television (the sort that you don't actually watch, but rather have on in the background while you talk about absolutely nothing in particular and are drinking some form of alcoholic beverage). Anyway, this frie...
The author made his political affiliation a little too obvious, to the point where his credibility became questionable. I was expecting a more academic approach as opposed to an outpouring of personal opinion with a few scattered facts. Perhaps my opinion would be different had I been able to comple...
I'm waffling between 2 and 3 stars for this book. I started this book, and though Jim Wallis presents ideas that I liked, I just didn't get too far through it.When I picked it up I didn't realize that Jim Wallis was an evangelical Christian. I agree with his thoughts on how religion is used in poli...
I want to make everyone read this book, Christians, non-Christians, Democrats, Republicans, conservatives, liberals. I love how Wallis wants to make the world better, how he shows common ground between diverse groups, and how he nevertheless comes across as a deeply spiritual yet humble man.I plan t...