Good Books to Read – God's Politics

Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojouner Magazine, aims to lay out a new vision for faith and politics in America. The cover of his book states, “When the right gets it wrong and the left doesn’t get it”! He calls for a movement by religious communities to claim a consistent ethic of life that is pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality and pro-family (without, as Wallis puts it, “making scapegoats of single mothers or gays and lesbians”). Wallis challenges both the political right and left to rethink how faith and politics interact. He advocates not simply protest but rather active participation in proposing solutions. Not everyone will be comfortable with this book but it has important things to say. – Review by Julian.

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