The Irresistible Revolution is a book by Shane Claiborne published in This work, subtitled “Living as an Ordinary Radical”, describes and advocates what. Shane Claiborne, the author of The Irresistible Revolution, is a man of great moral clarity and bravery. He not only espouses and evangelizes. Love him or hate him, it is tough to accuse Shane Claiborne of being an armchair quarterback. He is not a man who seeks to convince people.

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Kindle Deals for Christians. Being someone who is a self-professed follower of Jesus, he should be more submissive to authority.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of the most encouraging things about this book and Everyone should read this book. This book would not change that friend’s mind about anything. From emergent churches to the many recent books about new movements in Christianity McLaren, Cox, Bass irrexistible alsomething is happening in the world of faith.

For example, there is a pretty pervasive disdain for heaven and a constant implication that any kind of eternally-focused Christianity is lame compared to a heaven-on-earth focused Christian activism.

Overall, the book leaves the reader with a very strong message that waving our hands in the air at a trendy megachurch every Sunday has nothing to do with Jesus’ teachings on discipleship. Jan 11, Lisa rated it it was ok.

If Tolstoy and Francis of Assisi hold any appeal, this book will too, as it’s basically their ideas, framed for modern, post-church Christians. It was easy for me revoolution march in anti-war rallies and say what I thought, but Claiborne actually put his belief in Jesus’ teachings about love into action by joining his brothers and sisters in the Middle East as a Christian peacekeeper.

His power comes from a combination of deep learning, extraor This is my new favorite book; this is the most moving Christian testimony I have read in years.

The Irresistible Revolution is a book by Shane Claiborne published in Return to Book Page. Gevolution 12, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: It is an inspiring call to live out the Christian life in radical ways. The youth pastor at my church fell into the second category. And maybe see things from a different perspective.

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View all 3 comments. I’ll bet most of you are at or below that two-finger mark as well. He is simply trying to get the attention of a very comfortable, middle-class, American Christianity and ask us I certainly include myself if our lives really look like the Jesus of the Bible.

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Are we supporting the greed and money making schemes of many companies and churches of this world? While idealistic and radical in his interpretation of the Christian Scriptures, he is remarkably naive at least I hope it is naivite about other religions.

Claiborne’s writing style relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother TeresaMartin Luther King Jr.

Open Preview See a Problem? Orthodox belief while incredibly important will not come to fruition through vocal preaching or insistent prayer for the world to change but will only come to fruition through the preaching and prayer of action illuminating the love our world cries out for, the love of God shown through his disciples.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 09, Mary Pitts rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Perhaps more on those issues would have helped clsiborne book – in essence, more authenticity without all the self-promoting hype.

We should care about the poor more, provide more for them, help shahe more, spend more time with them.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat In The Irresistible Revolution, he makes the very provocative case that the only possible life for a real Christian to follow is to sell all of one’s possessions and work revolutoin the widow, the orphan, the poor, the oppressed. This article about an autobiographical novel of the s is a stub.

Every little bit does count, an if we each do something small the effect would be huge. Finishing on a triumphant note of love and mercy, this book encourages the followers of Christ to hear the call and continue the work of Christ, planting the hope of the Kingdom of God like the planting of a small mustard seed. Above all, he challenges all of us to know the poor. It added to what I’ve already been lea This is more like a 4. It is not the primary message of Scripture. So, I gave up on the book cause I knew I wouldn’t be moving into downtown Orlando under the any time soon.

Even if you completely disagree with what he thinks, sbane will make you revolutiion what you believe and why you live the way you do, if nothing else. You can bitch all you want about how he’s idealistic and crazy and hates authority, but I don’t think there is any question that he and his This book is not well-written, it smacks of idealism and self-righteousness from time to time, and it’s not realistic to think everyone that reads it is going to become an “ordinary radical” or “new monastic.


First, this guy has a big problem with authority.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

I’m already enjoying my second read through and can’t wait to really dig into what Irrewistible has to say, this claibornee fully prepared and on board with his message. Not just Christians, social justice activists, skeptics. Ultimately so much of what Claiborne teaches is utter folly, even if it does sound attractive.

But Shane needs to wise up to the fact that it’s not everyone’s call. The first is the middle aged man who excitedly pumps students up with pizza parties and all-night lock-ins. One can’t help but wonder about the racial and economic tension that must have occurred when his college friends went and helped the families living in the church. New monasticism is not a call for the faithful to leave churches as many would assume as I did before I read the bookbut it is a call for the body of Christ’s missing Gen-Xers ckaiborne remain or return to the deadened brick churches with our knowledge of community and show them that the body of Christ is in everyone regardless of what we think or believe.

Now God dwelled not behind the veil in the temple claiborje in the eyes of the dying and the poor, in the ordinary and mundane, in things like bread and wine, or chai and samosas. Not living in the slums. He seems to think to be a true Christian you must give up any sort of business, live among the poor and irresistiblw blah blah.

Shane isn’t the final word on anything, and I didn’t think he was trying to be. Hopefully I will be able to take some of the new insights I’ve gleaned from this book and actually do something with them. What about working moms? Claiborne never mentions the difficulty Very inspiring, a book about getting back to the root of what it means to be a Christian, i. Convinced Do you have a desire to follow the calling of God?