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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Wallis Narrator: Jim Wallis, Jim Wallis, Sam Freed Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and solely pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?

God's Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition -- that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality, and pro-family (without making scapegoats of single mothers or gays). Our biblical faith and religious traditions simply do not allow us as a nation to continue to ignore the poor and marginalized, deny racial justice, tolerate the ravages of war, or turn away from the human rights of those made in the image of God. These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and community that Jesus taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe, Christian or not. Jim Wallis inspires us to hold our political leaders and policies accountable by integrating our deepest moral convictions into our nation's public life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Any Democrat running for election in a red state should read this book.” 

    New York Times

  • “Original.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “In this thoughtful book, Sojourners editor Jim Wallis exhorts both political parties to seek out common ground in the values debate—a polarizing issue exploited by the right and ignored by the left. Wallis scores beaucoup points for fair-mindedness. A professed liberal Christian, he does more than castigate the neocons for hijacking religion; he also warns Democrats that they must ‘get religion’ if they want their message to resonate with voters.” 

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Sam Freed’s delivery is clear, focused, and smooth, covering the many facets of Wallis’ discussion of contemporary politics...This work adapts well to audio.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob | 2/17/2014

    " Wallis urges Christians and political leaders to address poverty, stressing Jesus' emphasis on helping the poor, the afflicted, and the needy. Criticizing both the left and the right for their moral failures, he writes against war spending, single-issue voting, and the violation of the sacredness of human life (abortion, in particular) and writes in favor of funding for education and assistance programs, civil rights of all Americans (including gay domestic partnerships, though it's unclear whether he supports gay marriage), and otherwise "traditional" moral values. Namely, he's opposed to the oversexed, violent, crass entertainment industry. This founder of Sojourners magazine also includes accounts of his relationships with former President George W. Bush, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, and other prominent figures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David Campton | 2/13/2014

    " Should be interesting to see if Obama is more in tune with Wallis' manifesto than the previous Whitehouse incumbent. I just wish Jim Wallis wouldn't keep quoting himself so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shaun | 1/26/2014

    " This book presents a great array of topics centered around American politics from foreign policy to historical topics such as slavery. Foreign policy includes a discussion of Israel and acknowledging that they are not a perfect country, just like we are not a perfect country. Jim Wallis is very experienced in the political world and makes his best effort to be pro-God rather than pro-Right or pro-left. The research in the book is well laid out. Rather than just present differences he has with past and current policies, Wallis presents alternatives that he and other Christian leaders have accepted and attempted to present to the World's leaders (i.e. Tony Blair, George W. Bush). Overall I agree with the general theme of Wallis, for some reason we Americans get so caught up in Right and Left that we ultimately are just wrong and leave God out of the picture. Where does this "right/left" stuff appear in the Bible? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenn | 1/18/2014

    " 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 "

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