On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good
"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side."--Abraham Lincoln Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history. Reading his words today,...
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"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side."--Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history. 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 directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus's 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.
Releasing in the wake of the 2012 election cycle, this book seeks to move beyond the current media and political warfare and bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus's agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.
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