Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street

Jim Wallis: Taking Steps Towards Truer Living College

Refreshing yet practical, Jim Wallis’ timely book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street provides a taut argument and solution for the current state of the nation. Both readable and challenging to the inner psyche of the reader, Wallis strips down all the extra jargon and maintains a straightforward voice throughout the book. As a bold spokesperson for liberal Christians who merge faith with public and political life, Wallis has inspired many spiritually minded people to break free from the dichotomy of religion and state. Wallis explores the connection between the teachings of Jesus and a levelheaded yet holistic approach to money, morality, and happiness, while exposing the ritual of consumption and the idol we have made of the market. It is his contention that we need to interchange such lifestyles with the practice of mindful citizenship.

At the outset, the 2008-2009 economic crisis seemed to be a devastating turn for most Americans. Yet Wallis reveals the gift veiled in the problem: the opportunity to reclaim our values, as individuals, as families, and as a society. Perhaps even more important than economic restoration is our own moral restoration. Wallis provides a metaphor about the current...

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