Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street
When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won’t give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim Wallis says the right question to ask is How will this crisis change us?
The worst thing we can do now, Wallis tells us, is to go back to normal. Normal is what got us i...more
As someone who was beginning to feel that being a liberal Christian was a lonely (and even oxymoronic) existence, I am happily renewed in the knowledge that there are many more liberal Christians out ...more
Wallis offers examples of CEOs and Wall Streeters who made $249 million to over $1 billion in a year. And the Walton Family, of Walmart, who were worth $95 billion in 2009.
On the heals of these examples, Wallis notes: "There are enormous sums of money now going to the people on the top that cannot be justified, ...more
It is a good book that speaks to a broad audience, and we would all do well to consider his "Twent ...more
The writing style, however, is a bit simplistic and, at times, repetitive. However, Jim Wallis uses great examples (WalMart CEO makes BILLIONS of dollars every year) and anecdotes to paint of a picture of how we are called to live sustainably, simply, and holistically.
This is message worth spreading to business leaders and politic ...more
I highly recommend this book, especially to those who haven't read much by Jim Wallis.
"The problem comes when 'I am special' turns into 'I am an exception'. When 'I believe in myself' becomes 'I do not believe in others.' " p.56
"Ethics becomes a luxury as the speed of our daily lives increase" p.62
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