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The Call to Conversion Paperback – November 1, 2005
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This latest edition brings us up to date to take into account 9/11, Iraq and anti poverty initiatives such as Make Poverty History. The context is different but the message is the same. If we truly claim to be different then our lifestyles and values will also be converted. That will be seen in how we respond to the poor and the weak. In how we are seen to be peacemakers.
He writes with authority having devoted much of his working life to the poor in Washington DC through the work of Sojourners. He pulls no punches - 'The poor are not our problem, we are their problem.'
This is not a comfortable read. It is not a comfortable message. But is essential reading for any who wish to take their faith seriously. Don't miss it!
Wallis rightly understands repentance as a turning away from an old way of life, priorities, and goals and reorienting ones compass so that the goal becomes a life characterized by the Sermon on the Mount. Wallis contends that America's individualistic culture has brought us to the point where Christians have relinquished their proper responsibility to share with those in need, and to provide for the needy.
Wallis wrote The Call To Conversion in 1981, but any reader of his more recent and popular work can find the genesis of his thoughts in this book. In this edition, Wallis calls out Christians to re-examine their views on global poverty, war, and community.
Wallis appeals to the early church fathers in his chapter on poverty, and generosity, with quotations that will challenge modern day Christians. In the first few centuries of the church, Christians were known for being a people who shared their belongings with others. They understood the poor to be their responsibility, regardless of their affiliation or proximity to them. A stark contrast is drawn between believers of times gone past, and today's new batch of Christians. America's individualism and greed are confronted in this text, and a challenge goes forth to all believers to consider why their faith should never be confined to their private quarters, but must instead reach out and extend to those around them.
This book reads much like Wallis' later works.Read more ›