The final book progressives must read is "God's Politics" by Jim Wallis. I don't know what I can say to give this book justice except it's one of the best books on the subject I've ever read. A couple of things this book did for me was to show me that it's a vocal minority of evangelical Christians, splinter groups if you will, that give the evangelical Christian community a bad name, and that Christian values ARE progressive values. It was the evangelicals who marched with Dr. King to fight for civil rights and worked to eliminate hunger and poverty in the world, and when have you ever heard those things being a priority in the conservative world. Another was to recenter me on what is really important.
The book is crammed with useful information (I hesitate to use the word ammunition) that if used could give the evangelical Christians a reason to vote for the good guys again. I've already used some of what Wallis suggests to win over some of these Christians, and to drive the neocons into a fit of rage. It's almost 400 pages in length but worth every second in reading.
Three Books Progressives Must Read