Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

June Books 22) God's Politics

22) God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, by Jim Wallis

Rather sad to report that I'm not going to finish this, even though I agree with a lot of what the author is saying - particularly, that the right wing's capture of the religious high ground in the 2004 presidential election was both crucial and dishonest. But the style rather put me off - Wallis is preaching rather than analysing, and shows off about his own achievements rather too much. I got the message in the first couple of chapters, and don't really feel I need to read the rest - especially since the battle lines of 2008 are rather more blurry, but not really in line with Wallis's prescription.
Tags: bookblog 2008, bookblog: books i won't finish, history: us, religion

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