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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Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. It is an inspiring call to live out the Christian life in radical ways. Is there a deep yearning inside you that cannot be filled only with faith, but must have action as well? Views Read Edit View history. It was easy for me to 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.

Tenn who is irresstible by his reading of the Revoultion and experiencing poverty in Philadelphia while a student at Eastern U.

Jan 18, Jesse Maust rated it really liked it. May 30, Elliot Ratzman rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In The Irresistible Revolution, he makes the very provocative case In the spirit of sweeping generalizations, youth pastors fall into two categories. You don’t go out and say that being poor is what God really wants for people–because it’s not. 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.

Published January 31st by Zondervan first published January 23rd Tevolution, the irresistible revolution of left-wing politics.

Ultimately so much of what Claiborne teaches is utter folly, even if it does sound attractive. Forced to read it by the GFU capstone, to their eternal shame.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Good for him that he feels that is his calling, but guess what, it isn’t mine. Even if you completely disagree with what he thinks, it will make claibogne consider what you believe and why you live the way you do, if nothing else. I finished Irresistible Revolution shortly after debating Gitmo with a friend from church. Hopefully I will be able to take some of the new insights I’ve gleaned from this book and actually do something with them. On one hand, he has a great gift of exegesis, and can sling Bible passages with the best of them: A year or so ago my friend recommended this book to me.


Strange as it An impressionistic review of an impressionistic book: We may tend to the needs of the poor and join them in claiobrne suffering, but our foremost concern must be for their souls. Feb 25, Joel Bradshaw rated it really liked it.

The main problem is that most of the good points are so over-stated probably in an effort to break through complacency that they border on the obviously false. He was one of those, “You think I’m cool, but I’m not. Claiborne never mentions the difficulty in overcoming racial boundaries they seem to just disappear when one tries or rwvolution involved in neighbors’ family disputes. Because only, Jesus, man. A few weeks ago Shane was in town so I went with some friends to hear him speak.

I’m sure it was not the author’s intent, but at times he comes across as a bit self-righteous.

Claiborne pushes for a return to the concept that the church is the body of Christ and not a structure of bricks and mortar that more often traps the gospel than disburses it. Whether of course this type of movement can thrive and establish itself in the religious and secular environment of the contemporary USA is of course another question. He is right that revoltion church has become apathetic and at times overly politicized.

While membership in Irresietible megachurches continues to rise, the gospel message of care for all of humanity often ends as soon as it leaves the pulpit falling dead before it ever reaches many of the gathered congregation.

Jesus said to care for those who need care, irreskstible Claiborne took the call to heart: The theme just seems “too perfect”, and there’s no jar of clay mentality here: This article about a book related to Christianity is a stub. In many churches there is far more heat than light; in many more there is neither heat nor light.


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And what about when you have to hold down a 9-to-5 in order to make rent, something he doesn’t have to worry about? Books by Shane Claiborne. I literally finished the book and immediately started rereading it because holy cow did that pack a punch. Ifresistible is written in a very accessible way.

The discerning reader will find here much cause for concern. Jan 12, Dave Johnson rated it did not like it.

Book Review – The Irresistible Revolution – Tim Challies

Dec 22, Alexander Rolfe shabe it did not like it Recommended to Alexander by: For the message I’d give it a 5 star, for the way the message was conveyed I’d give it a 3. In lieu of a comments section, I accept and encourage letters to the editor. View all 3 comments.

He doesn’t come out and say it, but I’m left with the feeling claibore he judges the rest of us just a little too harshly. He could have said, when Zondervan and Jim Wallis apparently begged him relentlessly to write the damn thing, “Fine, I’ll do it.

Therefore, I believe this book is mainly addressing Christians, especially those who have become too comfortable in the light: 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 in Christ An absolutely beautiful book.

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. However, all that said, he does make some very solid observations about our culture, and claiobrne churches impact or lack of impact on it, and he is doing something to make a difference, and living his faith with dedication and passion.

A lot of the stuff in this book really made me think. The book makes you think.