Rediscovering Values

On Wall Street, Main Street, And Your Street

Rediscovering Values

Read by: Jim Wallis
New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis urges listeners to survive the economic crisis through moral recovery and embrace hard times as an opportunity to transform themselves from the inside out.

Whether it’s your own loss or that of friends and neighbors, the economic crisis has impacted every household. We are consumed with the ramifications of lost jobs, house foreclosures, destroyed savings, and insecure futures. But lying beneath the surface of these fearful and uncertain times is a deficit with implications even more destructive to our culture than the current crisis of the depressed market.

Employing anecdotes as well as political and cultural insights, Wallis emboldens listeners to make “neighborly” and community choices to help those in their personal sphere of influence. Wallis maintains that only within such spiritual and moral choices will we find the truly significant answers to our economic recession. As we rediscover eternal values, our nation and our world will find the personal and cultural transformation it desperately needs.


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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Rediscovering Values includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Jim Wallis. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Part treatise, part blueprint for personal and economic recovery and sustainability, and part meditation on America’s shifting moral center, Rediscovering Values features New York Times bestselling author and public theologian Jim Wallis at his best. 

With the invisible hand of the market reaching a God-like status during the economic boom of the past decade, many Americans have been misdirecting their faith and have allowed greed and financial prospects to guide them. But, maintains Wallis, it is in times of crises where opportunities for change arise.  Rather than letting the events of the Great Recession defeat us, Wallis urges Americans to recalibrate their lives, creating a moral compass for the new economy.  The old maxims that got us into this mess were greed is good, it’s all about me and I want it now.  It’s time to replace those misguided principles with some of our oldest and best values--enough is enough, we’re in this together, and a mindset that c see more

About the Author

Jim Wallis
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Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, preacher, and international commentator on religion, public life, faith, and politics. He is president and CEO of Sojourners, where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. He regularly appears on radio and television, including shows like Meet the Press, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the O'Reilly Factor, and is a frequent guest on the news programs of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and National Public Radio. He has taught at Harvard's Divinity School and Kennedy School of Government on Faith, Politics, and Society. He has written eight books, including: Faith Works, The Soul of Politics, Who Speaks for God? and The Call to Conversion.