The author of the acclaimed “God’s Politics“, Jim Wallis’, has written a superb follow-on book, “The Great Awakening“.

The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America, is a must-read for anyone who has a genuine interest in matters of faith in a political world. It is also a recommended read for anyone that has a heart for social justice.

I have read Wallis’ earlier book God’s Politics and would say that The Great Awakening is a significantly better work. God’s Politics feels more like a brain-dump from Wallis, without enough structure and organisation and tends to be repetitive. The Great Awakening however, feels much more rounded and ‘complete’. Where I was nodding my head in agreement perhaps once every few pages in God’s Politics, The Great Awakening strongly aroused the sense of justice deep in my spirit – I was nodding along in agreement with Wallis’ words throughout the book. If you are considering reading God’s Politics and don’t have a particular interest in the more-specifics of US Democrat and Republican party politics, I would recommend skipping it and reading The Great Awakening.

My Reading List


My Reading List

December 8, 2008

I have just created a new page that shows books that I’m currently reading and books that I have previously read and recommend. It is not nearly an exhaustive list and mainly includes books that I have read in the last 12 months (putting a strong emphasis on my current thoughts/interests), but does include some great material: Reading List.