A Feature Review of
Nonviolent Action: What Christian Ethics Demands But Most Christians Have Never Really Tried
Reviewed by Tyler Campbell
Ronald Sider has worn many hats since publishing his bestselling book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1977. He has contributed to organizations such as Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, as well as the Social Action Commission of the National Association of Evangelicals. He is also the founder and President of Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA), and Distinguished Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry, and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. Sider’s passion for combining the worlds of theology and social justice has provided the framework for the majority of his writings throughout his career. His most recent book, Nonviolent Action: What Christian Ethics Demands But Most Christians Have Never Really Tried, focuses on the Christian call to nonviolence by showcasing successful nonviolent campaigns. By tying his argument not only to the biblical call of Jesus, but to successful pacifist movements, Sider has written a book that will be useful in both the academy and the church.