"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side."--Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on God's side.
Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus's gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us--in concrete ways--how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy.
In the midst of contentious national debates on gun control, immigration, budget deficits, and more, this book moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus's agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.
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.