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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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One can’t help but wonder about the racial and economic sshane that must have occurred when his college friends went and helped the families living in the church.

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I was repeatedly moved to laughter, and to tears That violence can in some instances lead to good is a myth, he insists. Don’t let the tone fool you, however – this is a book that challenges the Church to re-examine what its core principles really are, why it is on this earth, and provides support for those disillusioned by the oppositional, self-centered Christianity that is too prevalent lcaiborne Christ An absolutely beautiful book.

The problems come when Claiborne misuses Scripture to make valid points. In many churches there is far more heat than light; in many more there is neither heat nor light.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

The tattooed, skate-boarding generation may have once been looked down upon for their alternative lifestyles of bonding together through inclusion of all people into what appeared to be unlawful cliques ifresistible the previous generations; however, what What seems radical in our post-modern world would not be considered to be radical in other periods of time; as such, the reality that Gen-Xers push forward the global Christian community into living a life of orthodox authenticity seems to be impossible.


Lest anyone misunderstand, warfare is only a small part of the book.

To ask other readers questions about The Irresistible Revolutionplease sign up. I think this book is a conversation starter and not a magic pill to change the world.

Instead, he takes on the responsibility of being a voice within the Church that will speak of the desires of God’s heart and not be silenced In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. 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.

Rrvolution if you completely disagree with what he thinks, it will make you consider what you believe and why you live the way you do, if nothing else.

Hopefully I will be able to take some of the new insights I’ve gleaned from this book and actually do something with them. But once he got on his soap box and just wrote clabiorne rest of the book as a rant against people, that’s when his misquotations of scripture became too much.

Apparently some people got a whole different message than I did!

Definitely a thought-provoking and action-provoking ideally book. First, this guy has a big problem with authority. As I have often found myself frustrated revoolution disenchanted with what I have seen in American Christianity, Shane reminds me that my God is a God of the small but beautiful things, who calls me to be part of his empire-toppling revolution of love.

Well, this was interesting. The Bible is pretty clear that eternity is the point “If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied”and forgetting this can lead to trying to create heaven on earth rather than trying to be faithful claibotne God.


The cover is pretty irritating though. Of course I was interested in what his family made of all this, he must have come from at least a conventionally religious background and his constant searching for a ‘purer’ form of Christianity strikes me as implicitly a criticism of anyone else’s practise, but of course this is his account of his own journey. Claiborne never mentions the difficulty in overcoming racial boundaries they seem to just disappear when one tries or getting involved in neighbors’ family disputes.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne

Tenn who is radicalized by his reading of the Bible and experiencing poverty in Philadelphia while a student at Eastern U. However, the book is marred by its youth-pastor-esque voice of excitement and by Zondervan’s over-marketing just look at the fake duct tape on the cover. Is there a deep yearning inside shahe that cannot be filled only with faith, but must have action as well?

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The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Because only, Jesus, man. May 27, Jonathan rated it liked it Recommended to Jonathan by: I feel as though my life, in working and hanging out with middle orresistible folk, is the way I need to spread the word of the lord. He could have said, when Zondervan and Jim Wallis apparently begged him relentlessly to write the damn thing, “Fine, I’ll do it. This book is Shane Claiborne explaining his perspective of God, the Bible, and what it looks like to follow Jesus.

And it is, judging by the standard of the iresistible, politically-charged perspective of America.