God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 432 pages
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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.

 

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...Too Bad the GOP Has Blocked His Vote

User Review  - David Kopp - Overstock.com

Excellent book by an articulate and outspoken writer. Fair and Balanced is not just a cute catchphrase for this guy. He speaks TRUTH without shame and his PURPOSE is enlightenment not divisiveness distraction and misinformation. A mustread for people who value HONESTY. Buy it today. Read full review

Some good points some not so much.

User Review  - Vern Sowers - Christianbook.com

I would not recommend this book to anyone. However they can decide for themselves The book does provoke thought which is good to keep us on our toes. Read full review

Contents

Take Back the Faith
3
A Lack of Vision
20
Is There a Politics of God?
31
Protest Is GoodAlternatives Are Better
43
How ShouldYour Faith Influence Your Politics?
56
Prophetic Politics
72
Part III
85
Not a Just War
108
Part IV
207
Poor People Are Trappedin the Debate about Poverty
221
Isaiahs Platform
241
Amos and Enron
259
The Tipping Point
270
Part V
295
Truth Telling About Race
307
The Ties That Bond
321

Dangerous Religion
137
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
159
Against Impossible Odds
172
Micahs Vision for National and Global Security
187
The Critical Choice
343
We Are the Ones Weve Been Waiting For
373
The Monologue Is Over
385
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Jim Wallis is the author of the New York Times bestseller God's Politics, which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice. Wallis is a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today, the author of eight books, and the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. He is a public theologian, an internationally renowned speaker and preacher, a faith-based activist, husband, and father to two young boys, and a Little League baseball coach.

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