On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned
"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side" said Abraham Lincoln. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to...
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"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side" said Abraham Lincoln. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on God's side. Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks to our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how Jesus' message transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. The 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.
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 cC
- <b>part 1: Inspiring The Common Good<br></b>1. A Gospel For The Common Good<br>2. The Lion, The Word, And The Way<br>3. Who Jesus Is And Why It Matters<br>4. Lord, Help Us To Treat You Well<br>5. The Good Samaritan Goes Global<br>6. The Beloved Community Welcomes All Tribes<br>7. Surprising Our Enemies<br><b>part 2: Practices For The Common Good<br></b>8. Conservatives, Liberals, And A Call To Civility<br>9. Redeeming Politics<br>10. Economic Trust<br>11. A Servant Government<br>12. Making Things Right<br>13. Healthy Households<br>14. The World Is Our Parish<br>epilogue: Ten Personal Decisions For The Common Good<br>index