This Just In: On God’s Side by Jim Wallis – and The Tour This Week

On Gods Side

On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good

by Jim Wallis

ISBN: 9781587433375
Price: $21.99
Category: Christian Life


“Our life together can be better.”

That is the profound hope Jim Wallis expresses in his new book On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good.

It’s time to ask what it means to be on God’s side and not claiming God to be on ours.

And there is no better time to recover the ancient and transforming vision of the common good; to transcend the nation’s ideological political divisions and together find what’s right and what works.


Praise for On God’s Side:

“Personal/political, religion/politics, faith/power, ideology/pragmatism . . . Jim Wallis is a wrestler of values, ideas, and policies and how they interact to shape the world we live in. His deep, melodious voice is easy to listen to, but what he says takes a harder commitment to live by.”
Bono, lead singer of U2; cofounder of

“I love the work and books and existence of Jim Wallis. His is a profound and always-entertaining voice of reason, reconciliation, and passion for social justice and peace. Each of his books makes me wish I could get it into the hands of more politicians, right-wing Christians, left-wing Christians, secular humanists, economists, and regular people–everyone–so we could see how much we have in common and how much is at stake. Jim Wallis and I do not share many of the same political views, but we share the same heart and soul and love for God and all of God’s children. Plus, he’s a marvelous storyteller.”
—Anne Lamott, author of Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

“I have read all of Jim Wallis’s books, books that call evangelicals to full conversion and an ecclesial faith that works. On God’s Side is Jim’s best book; it is personal, pastoral, and prophetic–a summons to a deeper conversion, to bridge-building commitments to the common good, and to a family life that grounds active faith in a common, caring community.”
Scot McKnight, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

“No one cuts through the confusion of our times with clarity and compassion like Jim Wallis. He is at his best in this book–bridging a cosmic vision of what humankind could be with a concrete plan for how we get there.”
Eboo Patel, founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core; author of Sacred Ground


Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It and The Great Awakening, and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad.

He has written for major newspapers and appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, on shows such as Meet the PressMorning JoeHardballThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The O’Reilly Factor, and on NPR. He also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University.


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The Tour This Week:

Every Monday we will provide an update on upcoming media, speaking events, and book signings for Jim Wallis.

Monday, April 1, in New York City:
 The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Radio (NPR)

Tuesday, April 2, in New York City:
New York Theological Seminary in the Chapel of the Interchurch Center,  at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, in Washington, DC:
The Brookings Institution with E.J. Dionne, at 2:30 p.m.
– The Festival Center with Donald Miller, at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, in New York City:
– The Alan Colmes Show (Fox News Radio network), from 6-9 p.m. ET

Friday, April 5, in New York City:
– MSNBC Morning Joe, live from 6-9 a.m. ET
– An evening with Rev. Jim Wallis and Arianna Huffington, at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:15 p.m.)

Saturday, April 6, in Washington, DC:
 Politics & Prose Bookstore, at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, in Boston, MA:
 The Trinity Forum at Trinity Church, at 10:15 a.m.
– “What Happened to Wanting the Common Good?” at Highrock Covenant Church, at 2:30 p.m.

Monday, April 8, in Boston, MA:
Here & Now (National Public Radio)
– The Center for Public Leadership (Harvard University), at 5:30 p.m., with a book signing at The Harvard Coop, at 7:00 p.m.
– Nightside with Dan Rea (WBZ Radio in Boston), live at 9:00 p.m.


Additional information on these events can be found via the On God’s Side web site: