This book is really more than what it seems. It's a mixture of theology, history, and politics with a call for social activism that draws upon not only the teachings of Jesus, but Gandhi as well. At times, you have to wonder where the authors come from because they call for some pretty intense changes in our way of life, but their rationale is pretty convincing and they offer practical ways to practice the politics of peace and human dignity throughout. This is much more than a "What would Jesus do?" type of book. It's a plan for living a moral life that treats all peoples with dignity as well. There are shades of "communist" economics throughout and there seems to be an overall rejection of the capitalist system and the world it has created. Definitely an eye opener contrasting the way the world operates today and what the world could be if we listened to history's greatest humanists.