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then Act–in the name of Jesus.
Jim Wallis has just written The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America. It is an excellent book. Following on the heels of McLaren’s Everything Must Change, Wallis reminds us that being followers of Jesus, being the church means that we must engage in matters that impact our society.
Jim is a strong social advocate, and along side this, there is a strong spiritual foundation. He writes: “Faith can provide the fire, the passion, the strength, the perseverance, and the hope necessary for social movements to win and to change politics. Without that, it’s just a debate over issues and ideas” (p. 21).
Do yo sometimes feel dismayed because the church seems irrelevant? This book will help you to see ways forward that make a difference.