The Call to Conversion: Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private

The Call to Conversion Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private Put Your Faith into ActionA leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic appeal for our times faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor bombarded by national secu

  • Title: The Call to Conversion: Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private
  • Author: Jim Wallis
  • ISBN: 9780060842376
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Put Your Faith into ActionA leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic appeal for our times faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor, bombarded by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels, taxed by a government that spends billions of dollars on war where do we find hope In this revised and updated edition of hPut Your Faith into ActionA leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic appeal for our times faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor, bombarded by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels, taxed by a government that spends billions of dollars on war where do we find hope In this revised and updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis insightfully critiques contemporary culture and politics, inspiring us with stories to convert our way of thinking and point to a solution to our current social and political dilemmas.

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    • Malin Friess says:

      I didn't finish this books. Jim Wallis (founder of Sojourners, pastor, author, and activist) is well known for comments like the following:Why is the United States the richest nation on earth? The answer is neither to Yankee ingenuity nor to God's special blessing. It is starkly material. As our nation grew, resources were always cheap. We built our country on land taken from Native Americans and the labor of black slaves and later ethnic immigrants. (page 44). Not much else to say about this bo [...]

    • Jane says:

      I am reading the 1981 edition which is slightly shorter than the revised one. Also, he spends a lot of time critiquing the evangelist church of the early 1980's.Another drawback to the 1st edition is that he comments on the issue of Nuclear War from the standpoint of the USA/USSR which would not apply currently. I would be interested in reading the newer version but this one still is worthwhile.

    • James says:

      Wallis is pretty good at making you feel uncomfortable for the things which you choose to make you feel comfortable. Jim really wants his readers to take life seriously as called out by Jesus in the Gospels. I think he has an excellent point/theory throughout this text to be intentional with the ways of lifepolitics, religion, relationships, etc

    • Tara says:

      Not as good as God's Politics, but decent read that made me think about mainstream Christianity and what it professes to believe vs. practices

    • Dale says:

      A classic

    • Carolyn S-P says:

      All of Jim Wallis' books are wonderful, as is this.

    • Jed says:

      A bit less than two years on and I can hardly recall a single detail.

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