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Download God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Wallis Narrator: Jim Wallis Publisher: Greenbelt Festivals Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Religious fundamentalists scare us with their interpretation of faith and politics, while secular ones are scared of faith having any impact. One doesn't speak for us, while the other wants us to be quiet...

Evangelical Christian writer and political activist, Jim Wallis presents an exciting alternative. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Cronkright | 2/11/2014

    " My daughter (who loves God and lives for him more than just about anyone I know) turned me on to this book. At the time I read it I was considered 'right wing'. I wanted to get a better feeling as to where the other side/her side, was coming from. Even though I read this awhile ago I remember thinking all the 'bad' examples Mr. Wallis used were portrayed by Repulicans and all the 'good' examples were portrayed by Democrats. I might have gone into it with the wrong attitude, but I wrote notes in all the margins because he stirred up so many emotions. Nevertheless, he got me to thinking. And I believe it was the start of my change of heart- to re-think my way of thinking about politics. Not left or right but God's politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna King | 2/7/2014

    " Wallis is dense, and this book is chock-full. There is so much valuable stuff in here... so much that encourages and challenges the modern Church. Wallis asks us: What are we doing for the poor? What are we doing for the least of these? Are you really following Jesus? He has worked for many years in the political arena to be the catalyst for such conversations. He is working to find some non-partisan solutions to the problems in the world. Wallis is convinced that issues of war, poverty, education, homelessness.... these things are the Church's responsibilty. He is asking us not to be silent. He is asking is not to follow a party, but to follow Jesus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/2/2014

    " I was initially opposed to this book, because I thought I got it. Then I saw Wallis speak at the ELCA youth gathering in 2006, and found myself totally agreeing with his statements. It gets too preachy at parts, and the author's high regard for himself can be grating, but his ideas and arguments really spoke to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joy | 1/9/2014

    " I thought it was going to be ok. He seemed to be going in a decent direction until I got to the part where he was completely anti-semetic. Too bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/2/2014

    " Not a particularly easy read but still worthy of 5 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Derocher | 1/1/2014

    " Fun, funny and yet precisely spot-on about America's politics and the roles religion plays in , and with, it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Edwards | 1/1/2014

    " Wallis reexamines the culture wars through the eyes of someone who believes that The Bible teaches that we, as a society (and not just as individuals), have a mandate to take care of the poor and needy among us. While Wallis is certainly critical of those on the left who would dismiss religion or religious thought, he reserves his strongest judgments for conservative Christians who would like to dismantle the modern welfare state. As a Baptist and a liberal, I found his arguments comforting, even when I disagreed with him. I especially appreciated that even at his most critical, he was always respectful of his political opposition, and he never once cast doubt on their intellect, their morality, or their credentials as Christians--it is a welcome change from the fundamentalist tenor of so many who write about the intersection of politics and religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 1/1/2014

    " This book helped opened my eyes to the fact that God is not a Republican (or a Democrat). It was the catalyst for a more holistic and comprehensive ongoing personal analysis of the interaction between faith in God and political involvement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brant | 12/30/2013

    " Amazing man, amazing community, rockin magazine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donovan | 12/27/2013

    " Changed my way of thinking!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/13/2013

    " Wallis sums up his argument in the first chapter. It's long and repetitious from there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/5/2013

    " I started to read this book as I heard a lot of great things about it. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. I never ended up finishing it, as I got through only a few chapters. Maybe one day I will end up completing it, but I found it dry and really theoretical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 5/31/2013

    " A good read by Jim Wallis dealing with how the government deals with religion and how religious groups deal with politics. It was fairly interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moxie | 11/25/2012

    " This book actually restored my hope that moderates and liberals might be able to take back religion from the Religious Right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh Hall | 8/28/2012

    " definitely has some good points, but take it with a grain of salt... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/28/2011

    " Very non-partisan book. Makes you think about what we should really consider as important issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esther | 7/31/2011

    " also paused; the sentiment is nice...in actuality, it's doubtful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 7/5/2011

    " I put off reading this one for a while because I figured I've read similar stuff, later Wallis, etc. I was afraid it would be too tied to the time it came (even if that was just a few years ago). It turned out to be pretty essential reading, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 6/21/2011

    " yes, Wallis' ideas are legitimate and make a lot of sense, but about halfway through the book it becomes redundant. He keeps re-wording his ideas so they sound "different", but he doesn't offer any suggestions as to how to put these ideas into practice in logical ways. I didn't finish the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/11/2011

    " This book was a good read. Not particularly earth-shattering but important for a lot of people to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 3/21/2011

    " Liked it. The author makes compelling arguments and fair in his criticism of the left and the right. In many ways, the spirit and tone of this book reminds me of Shane Clairborne's "Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/12/2011

    " I like what Jim Wallis has to say in this book. My only problem is it needs to be edited! So much repetition! I had to keep telling myself that this was a collection of essays rather than a single work just to get through it. Fortunately, what he has to say is worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 9/10/2010

    " I am an atheist, but I found this book to be wonderful reading. Jim Wallis makes sense to me. He represents the best of Christianity. This is a book everyone should read (particularly politicians). It is intelligent, hopeful, inspiring and full of good ole common sense. Highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sena | 8/27/2010

    " frustrating but riveting..elucidates the problems that are obvious to the non-partisan, can't remember the solutions though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 8/22/2010

    " dated -- about Bush policies "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/13/2010

    " about halfway through - need to finish -is an important conversation "

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About the Author
Author Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is the author of the New York Times bestseller God's Politics, which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice. Wallis is a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today, the author of eight books, and the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. He is a public theologian, an internationally renowned speaker and preacher, a faith-based activist, husband, and father to two young boys, and a Little League baseball coach.