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The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided

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Jim Wallis thinks our life together can be better. In this timely and provocative book, he shows us how to reclaim Jesus’s ancient and compelling vision of the common good—a vision that impacts and inspires not only our politics but also our personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and world. Now available in paperback with a new preface.
Paperback, 303 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Brazos Press (first published May 27th 2014)
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Ethan
Oct 22, 2014 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An updated and revised edition of a previous work by Wallis.

The theme around which the book revolves is the concept of the "common good," what is best for the whole community of people. Wallis then brings his characteristic viewpoints and theology to bear on various subjects relevant to modern culture in light of his endeavor to seek after the common good.

Wallis writes well although there always is that bit of "humblebrag" about his efforts sprinkled throughout. He continues to attempt to marry
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A very good book. What a difference the message would do to transform our world. A book to read slowly.
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Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life.

Wallis has written ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It and The Great Awakening, and

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