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Rich Christians in An Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
Ron Sider

Continues to make the evangelical community aware of what the Bible says about our responsibilities to the poor, and calls Christians to do something about it.

Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon?
Stephen Sizer

A comprehensive survey describing how Christians have embraced a theological perspective that has encouraged justice for Jews, but has also led to the oppression of Palestinian people and extreme hostility between Christians and Muslims worldwide.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
Shane Claiborne

If you want to get a glimpse of what radical obedience looks like when lived out by a Red-Letter Christian, then this book is a must.

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

A New York Times bestselling book offering an alternative to the polarizing politics promoted by many in the religious culture wars. Wallis helps us find unity with a politics that addresses the needs of the poor and oppressed.

The Prophets
Abraham J Heschel

Provides rich insights from the Hebrew prophets as they empathized with the pathos that God shows upon seeing the oppression of the poor.

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Rich Christians in An Age of Hunger and The Prophets were among Christianity Today's Books of the Century.

Rob Moll reported on Shane Claiborne and "The New Monasticism."

Ron Sider told Christianity Today how he had changed since writing Rich Christians.

Previous top 5 lists had books about church history, atheism, popular culture, the Civil War, apologetics, atheism, and sex.

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