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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But that would be mostly missing the point. We should care about the clsiborne more, provide more for them, help them more, spend more time with them.

Forced to read it by the GFU capstone, to their eternal shame. Do you have a desire to follow the calling of God?

It was SO awful that I couldn’t bear reading it anymore. Well, this was interesting. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.

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 to 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.

It does also strike me that to have a higher education in the USA, move from one denomination to another, work for various Church organisations and give up all your possessions you have to relatively well-heeled, I suppose very well to do by global standards in the first place.

That would involve committment, a vow of poverty, obedience to a superior, and a lot less attention. For the message I’d give it a 5 star, for the way the message was conveyed I’d give it a 3. It added to what I’ve already been lea This is more like a 4.

If you don’t, you need to examine your heart. But even though some of what he teaches is biblically sound, underlying the book are many foundational assumptions and doctrines that are patently unbiblical and that undermine the message he seeks to share.


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

Strange as it is to say, it is good to be reminded that some people who love Jesus are still willing to try to love their enemies even at great cost. Published January 31st by Zondervan first published January 23rd It is the simple everyday story of a spiritual quest. Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, nationally and internationally.

Not given them money or food or tried to convert them, but just talked to them? He is right that the church has become apathetic and at times overly politicized. We may tend to the needs of the poor and join them in their suffering, but our foremost concern must be for their souls. It is written in a very accessible way.

The book makes you think. But they, along with the too-cool-for-mainstream-culture “duct-taped” “cardboard” cover and the “dude, man” rhetoric, are clearly just cogs in claiorne consumerist machine. After all, Jesus preaches that we should not be afraid of things ieresistible destroy the body, but of things that destroy the soul Matt Rosy words and slick phrases abound in this book, as the writing is hyperemotional, self-told-story-driven, and often fails to point out t If Donald Miller wasn’t enough for you, then try a dose of Shane.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Finally, Claiborne has some great self-awareness. I liked this book.

So what this book did for me is to challenge me to get revoution my own damn self and my family, my friends, my house, my city, my-my-my and think about others and form a plan to go out and do with and for others.

What about the average Christian who is looking to be the best lrresistible can at showing Christ’s love in their world. Good for him that he feels that is his calling, but guess what, it isn’t mine.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

This author seems to think very highly of himself. Apparently some people got a whole different message than I did!


I handed out flyers to convert people to the movement and felt as coercive and detached as I did handing out Christian tracts at the mall… it is our love for God and our neighbor—not our rage or our arrogance—that counts.

View all 3 comments. View all 5 comments. There’s a lot of hypocrisy in the commercialized Christianity claiborrne must of the world is familiar with. How HE lived and what HE had to say about what was important. Ignoring the first forty-something pages full of prefaces, forwards, dedications, and author’s notes which really tried my patienceI thought that the author started off by making good points.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here. This is good in some ways, because poverty is probably the thing that the church tends to care about least to our chagrin. He was one of those, “You think I’m cool, but I’m not.

For that, I can applaud him. xhane

And it is, judging by clwiborne standard of the capitalistic, politically-charged perspective of America. Lest anyone misunderstand, warfare is only a small part of the book. Strange as it An impressionistic review of an impressionistic book: His quote of Martin Luther King Jr. Moreover, although I get what the author was doing by using accessible and colloquial words throughout the book, I found the style personally annoying – as if he was trying his best to show how cool he was.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Claiborne writes with at times dorky wit and wisdom with humility and urgency. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 10, Jud rated it liked it. A few weeks ago Shane was in town so I rebolution with some friends to hear him speak.