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4.0 out of 5 stars Jim's done it again!
Yet again, Jim Wallis pulls no punches about what is required from religious, political leaders, the church and society in general, to change the world and save it from its present downward spiral. His clear analysis of the failure of our politicians and, to some extent, the church, leaves no one in doubt as to the challenge ahead. I was challenged to seriously reflect...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wallis's thinly veiled leftist propaganda piece
When Wallis talks about his plan to "change the world" and " revive faith" from reading this book cover to cover it becomes very clear that he does not want to change the world in the manner that Christianity and Evangelicalism has historically aimed to do so, but change it after his blend of progressive leftist think that is couched in Christian...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jim's done it again!, 12 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Seven Ways to Change the World: Reviving Faith and Politics (Paperback)
Yet again, Jim Wallis pulls no punches about what is required from religious, political leaders, the church and society in general, to change the world and save it from its present downward spiral. His clear analysis of the failure of our politicians and, to some extent, the church, leaves no one in doubt as to the challenge ahead. I was challenged to seriously reflect and think about what my role should be in this world. Jim Wallis provides the antidote in clear and user-friendly language. He challenges the left and the right side of the political spectrum to put down their ideological weapons and arrive at a common ground, in partnership with church and society in advocating for equality, fairness and social justice. He provides us with a road map of how faith can be effectively infused with political and social action in the fight against injustice and inequality.

If you have a passion for transformational change and are ready for action, this book is a must-have!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wallis's thinly veiled leftist propaganda piece, 31 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Seven Ways to Change the World: Reviving Faith and Politics (Paperback)
When Wallis talks about his plan to "change the world" and " revive faith" from reading this book cover to cover it becomes very clear that he does not want to change the world in the manner that Christianity and Evangelicalism has historically aimed to do so, but change it after his blend of progressive leftist think that is couched in Christian terminology.

When defining revival (p.19) he uses names like Ghandi and Mandela and his own magazine Sojourners in the same sentence as John Newton and William Wilberforce to describe it. Wilberforce and John Newton were devout Christians and should not be compared to unbelievers who's idea of revival was more like a political revolution even if it was a just cause.

Wallis heavily promotes heavy taxation and big government as the solution to nearly every problem, citing the need for healthcare for millions of Americans and the need for affordable housing (p.47). He states the church cannot provide these things (which it was never intended to do) so governemt must step in. In Wallis's view it cannot be left to charities or individual conscience, government will responsibly collect income tax from everybody and distribute it accordingly. The idea of government wasting money or collecting to excess seems is never mentioned by Wallis.

In the book he heaps praise on Bill Gates and Bill Clinton (p.101), even though these super rich elites and their philanthropic foundations are clever tax avoidance schemes and used to promote their own agendas which include depopulation, and other agendas couched as environmental issues that lead to increasing the power base of the global elite. Wallis even promotes the 'new world order', where he quotes ex prime minister Gordon Brown who claimed it is necessary for there to be a new world order for. On p.206. he writes “Gordon Brown has clearly linked the struggle for social and economic justice with the battle against terrorism and the pursuit of Global security… [he] spoke of an emerging new world order that will come about be recognising our interdependence”. People who have researched the new world order will be familiar with the methods used to bring this new political system into existence through a Hegelian dialectical process of "order out of chaos" or "problem, reaction, solution" and they will know that much of the terrorism and instability is planned for the deliberate solution of world government and Wallis is giving his support to this project through his simplistic presentation in this book.

Wallis looks at nearly every major world problem in the social and not spiritual domain; racism, poverty, war, sexism and promotes the progressive liberal answers like feminist, climate change, welfare rhetoric and attempts to make them christian convictions by taking verses of the bible out of context like the book of Amos and the sermon on the Mount and calling them radical calls for action. Going along with Wallis solutions is appealing to disaffected young Christians without a strong doctrinal understanding and will shift them into thinking patterns and behaviours which promote the agenda of the progressive democrats and the global elite. No wonder he is the spiritual advisor to Barak Obama and being bankrolled by George Soros.
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