On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good
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...more
I am not religious, but I bought this book after hearing his interview on NPR- because most of what he discussed about the problems with the current religious/political climate are the very reasons why I am not religious.
He had me when discussing scripture where Jesus said- "What you do to the least of these, you do to me." It rang so true to me about the hypocritical actions of politicians claiming to be "Christian" but trying to take away the programs ...more
Wallis asserts we can find God on the side of compassion. The common good. Throw out your gospels of self-help, personal enhancement, prosperity, and parochial nationalism, and instead look to the story of ...more
A lot of the content of the book will be familiar to readers of Sojourners' various outlets. As with much of the content in Wallis' previous books, many articles and blog posts get repurposed into the book, or vice versa.
The book's greatest strength is in Part 1, which examines the Biblical, th ...more
Wallis does an excellent job reminding me of the highlights of the Biblical Narative - The ...more
I like that he talks about getting people from both conservative and liberal/progressive denominations/religions and about getting republicans and democrats to agree on certain key things. He emphasizes what we can learn from each other and points out that some things are worth protecting.
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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