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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  62 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Named by Time magazine as one of the "50 Faces for America's Future, " Jim Wallis' advice is increasingly sought by leading politicians (including George W. Bush) who want to tap into the growing power and the emerging importance of faith-based organizations. Faith Works is a genre-busting book that includes elements of personal memoir, spiritual vision, social strategy, p ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 15th 2001 by Page Mill Press (first published 2000)
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I consider this the most important book Wallis has ever written, mainly because of the chapter "Listen To Those Closest To The Problem". Rarely do helpers consider hearing what those they propose to help think and want. Wallis gives compelling reasons and backs up those reasons with facts. I once spoke with him about this chapter, and he replied, "Once people decide to try forming their policy by listening to those on the bottom, they never want to go back to the authoritarian way. But getting t ...more
Enjoyed reports of what other nonprofits are accomplishing, but Wallis gets on his soapbox & starts to repeat himself.
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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

More about Jim Wallis...
God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street: A Moral Compass for the New Economy On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good The Soul of Politics: Beyond "Religious Right" and "Secular Left"

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