What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time: extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation, terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health care and education, and other pressing problems? While Washington offers only the politics of blame and fear, Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation about faith and politics, has traveled the country and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change.
Wallis also reminds us that religious faith was a driving force behind our greatest national reforms, such as the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement. These "great awakenings" happened periodically at crucial times in our nation's history to propel us toward the common good. The time is ripe for another movement that will transform this country. With The Great Awakening, Wallis helps us rediscover our moral center and provides both the needed inspiration and a concrete plan to hold politics accountable and find solutions to our greatest challenges.
About the Author
Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners and editor in chief of "Sojourners" magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including "The (Un)Common Good "and the "New York Times" bestsellers "God's Politics" and "The Great Awakening". He is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, has written for major newspapers, and appears frequently on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, HuffPo Live, and NPR. He has also appeared on shows such as "Meet the Press", "Morning Joe", "Hardball", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", and "The O'Reilly Factor". Wallis teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University. Husband of Joy Carroll, father to two young boys, Luke and Jack, he is also a Little League baseball coach.
Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of over two-dozen books, including "An Hour Before Daylight"; "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and "Our Endangered Values". He lives in Plains, Georgia.
The book is as passionate, engaging, and emotionally moving as readers have come to expect from Wallis.
Laden with anecdotes, Wallis’ book claims a groundswell of progressive believers could accomplish social transformation that mere politics cannot deliver.
Offers insight into religious activism and the possibilities for a more progressive approach to religious engagement in the public square
-In These Times
This call to arms is approachable and inspiring . . . Wallis’s analysis of the role of faith, especially Christian faith, in embracing progressive ‘common good’ politics is highly astute and, overall, very compelling.
“This is a must-read for anyone concerned about the staggering problems that America faces today. Before you vote, read THE GREAT AWAKENING.”
...a timely, powerful, persuasive book which richly deserves a wide hearing....
-Christian Ethics Today