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Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (Ebook Shorts)

Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (Ebook Shorts)

by Jim Wallis

Who was Jesus? Why did he come? Some people think it was to save them from their sins, so their spiritual focus is personal salvation. Others appreciate Jesus's teachings but see little connection between the wise teacher of old and how they live life here and now.Both groups have lost the true vision of who Jesus is--a vision that changes everything abo… Read more…

Conservatives, Liberals, and the Fight for America's Future (Ebook Shorts)

Conservatives, Liberals, and the Fight for America's Future (Ebook Shorts)

by Jim Wallis

There is a war going on in our nation's political discourse. Polarizing labels--left/right, Republican/Democrat, young/old, rich/poor, traditional/progressive--define and divide us. And in the process we've lost a vision for the common good.Jim Wallis believes our life together can be better. And he thinks both conservatives and liberals have somethi… Read more…

Why You Should Care about the Person Who Made Your Cell Phone (Ebook Shorts)

Why You Should Care about the Person Who Made Your Cell Phone (Ebook Shorts)

by Jim Wallis

The headlines are almost unfathomable: More than one thousand Bangladesh garment-industry workers killed when their building collapsed. Over one hundred workers killed in a poultry-factory fire in China. Harsh conditions and a rash of suicides at a Taiwanese company producing cell phones. These tragedies highlight the hazardous working conditions for much of… Read more…

God's Economics (Ebook Shorts): Principles for Fixing Our Financial Crisis

God's Economics (Ebook Shorts): Principles for Fixing Our Financial Crisis

by Jim Wallis

The collapse of financial systems and the resulting economic crisis have caused a growing distrust of the way things operate. Why has the global economy become so unfair, unsustainable, and unstable, with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? A conversation about how the market should operate within a moral framework is needed now more than ev… Read more…

The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided

The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided

by Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis thinks our life together can be better. In this timely and provocative book, he shows us how to reclaim Jesus's ancient and compelling vision of the common good--a vision that impacts and inspires not only our politics but also our personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and world. Now available in paperback with a new preface."… Read more…

Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

by Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis

In today's political environment, who speaks for whom is not always clear. Over the past couple of decades, evangelical Christians have tended to be associated with the religious right and the most conservative positions of the Republican Party. Rebelling against this designation are those who prefer to be called Red Letter Christians, desiring to live o… Read more…

Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage: A Tradition and Trajectory of Integrating Piety and Justice

Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage: A Tradition and Trajectory of Integrating Piety and Justice

by Jim Wallis, Donald W. Dayton and Douglas M. Strong

This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American evangelicals held a more mature vision of the faith, for they engag… Read more…

Mobilizing Hope Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation

Mobilizing Hope Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation

by Jim Wallis and Adam Taylor

Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome—'Be transformed by the renewing of your mind'—as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King's day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in … Read more…

Christians and the Common Good: How Faith Intersects with Public Life

Christians and the Common Good: How Faith Intersects with Public Life

by Charles Gutenson and Jim Wallis

Christians across the spectrum have soured on religious involvement in politics, tempted either to withdraw or to secularize their public engagement. Yet the kingdom of God is clearly concerned with justice and communal well-being. How can Christians be active in public life without getting mired down in political polarization and controversy?For too long, t… Read more…