Saturday, December 03, 2005

Books I've Read (Fall/Winter 2005)

Jim Wallis, God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.

I'm not religious. But that doesn't mean I don't care about religion's role in society. Jim Wallis does, deeply, and moreover writes about it in compelling fashion. This book is literally inspirational. Written primarily for a Christian audience, it gives marching orders to just about anybody with a strong sense of right and wrong: Get in there and fight! True to the theme of the book, he lambastes both the Left and the Right, though the Bush administration seems to come in for the majority of whacks. Wallis denounces, in eloquent terms, the idea that Christians should believe in greed-is-good economics or wars of aggression.


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