Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
By Jim Wallis
(HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060834470, 432pp.)
Publication Date: September 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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.
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.
How far should we go to understand each other’s points of view? Maybe the distance grace covered on the cross.
-Bono, lead singer of U2
Jim Wallis is an inspiration to me– for his witness of faith and his engagement with politics.
Jim Wallis is compelling, provocative, and inspirational, with faith that can move mountains and can certainly move people and communities.
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Wallis at his usual passionate and brilliant self: he will move you to examine your conscience and search your soul.
-E.J. Dionne, author of Stand Up Fight Back and Why Americans Hate Politics
Jim Wallis is the major prophetic evangelical Christian voice in the country.
-Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters
“Wallis provides a refreshing alternative voice to the polarizing rhetoric currently popular.”