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In The City, Our Towns and Your Community
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These are some of the principles Wallis suggests we should consider-Spending money we don't have on things we don't need is a bad foundation for an economy or a family-It's time to stop keeping up with the Joneses and start making sure the Joneses are okay-The values of adverts and billboards are not the things we want to teach our children-Caring for the poor is not just a moral duty but is critical for the common good-A healthy society is a balanced society in which markets, the government, and our communities all play a role-The operating principle of God's economy says that there is enough if we share itIn REDISCOVERING VALUES, Wallis equips us with a new moral compass for the future -- one that draws on some of our oldest and best values and one that will guide us in the City, our towns and our neighbourhoods.
Rediscovering Values by Jim Wallis was published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2010 and is our 22996th best seller. The ISBN for Rediscovering Values is 9781444701869.
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Rediscovering ValuesJohnny Douglas, via The Good Book Stall
This recession presents us with an enormous opportunity to rediscover our values - as people, as families and as communities of faith. It is a moment of decision we dare not pass by. Wallis paints how we have forgotten some very important things, and it's time to remember them again. Yes, we do need an economic recovery, but we also need a moral recovery - on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your local Street. Just beneath the surface of the economics debate, a deep national reflection is begging to take place and, indeed, has already begun in people's heads, hearts, and conversations. The questions it raises concern our personal, family, and national priorities; our habits of the heart; our measures of success; the values of our families and our children; our spiritual well-being; and the ultimate goals and purposes of life - including our economic life.
Wallis draws on Christian, Jewish and Muslim ancient traditions to make his point, alongside plenty of data and accompanying stories for illustration. What he exposes about the ways we live compared with so many who are far less fortunate should not only alarm us, but should strike at the very heart of our conscience. The economic tide going out has not only shown us who was "swimming naked," as Warren Buffett put it, but it has also revealed that no invisible hand behind the curtain is guiding our economy to inevitable success. It is a sobering moment in our lives when we can see our own thoughtlessness, greed, and impatience writ large across the global sky. And it is a good time to start asking better questions. Written clearly for the American market with the data and stories being obviously state-side-biased, the message is just as pertinent for the UK.
The inspiration and motivation that Jim Wallis offers in painting a vision for a new godly economics is compelling. The message is clear and translates movingly across the pond. Wallis is a wise, unique and trusted guide. Truly a moral compass for a new age. This book deserves a wide reading.
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|Page last updated||14th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Jim Wallis|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (September 2010)|
|Number of Pages||272|