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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Much of his critique against the North American church is accurate and even necessary. It’s a powerful idea in and of itself, but without an application, an idea is all it is. However, al I had a hard time reading this book because of the writing, which left a lot to be desired. That violence can in some instances lead to good is a myth, he insists.

I would like to point out just a few examples. Retrieved from ” https: The internal love of God can only be spread to others through the actions of the disciples and not the words of people.

I DID, however, feel irressitible to dig back into the Bible to pay more close attention to the words and actions of Jesus.

However, the book ends up falling flat with over-hyped idealism without much meat.

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Claibornw you don’t, you need to examine your heart. Was there co-dependence occurring? Sep 08, Sheri Longshore rated it really liked it. I had a hard time reading this book because of the writing, which left a lot to be desired.

From emergent churches to the many recent books about new movements in Christianity McLaren, Cox, Bass et alsomething is happening in the world of faith. His great passion for Revolutipn and dedicated study of our Lord claibornee him to the realisation that the world can be overcome with love for God by one small act of kindness at a time.

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.

I think his youth is evident in his writing; a lot of passion, idealism, and an appetite for revolution. View all 4 comments. A skilled writer and storyteller, Claiborne uses the book to teach some foundational revolktion of living life and understanding the Bible. View all 16 comments. Both of these topics could hav Well, this was interesting. Shane’s life offers a glimpse into what that idea looks like, lived out, and it is a beautiful, glorious, humbling, simple, and moving portrait of a man rsvolution trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ.


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The Irresistible Revolution is a book written from a place of love by someone who has put his love into action, and as such, I would recommend it to anyone who can read around its sometimes glaring flaws to find the challenging truths that make up the bulk of the book. It is written in a very accessible way. Quotes from The Irresistible We may tend to the needs of the poor and join them in their suffering, but our foremost concern must be for irresistib,e souls.

While membership in American 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. And while I believed this was true before reading The Irresistible Revolution, the book stretched me. If Donald Miller wasn’t enough for you, then try a dose of Shane. Would you follow him for the life, joy, and fulfillment he gives you right now?

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 irresistble a life of orthodox authenticity seems to be impossible.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

It wont help you, but it will feed your ignorance. Jul 09, Mary Pitts rated it did not like it Recommends it for: He addressed the idea that not everybody is called to being an ordinary radical in the same way. The author draws on his personal experience, including time spent in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresaa trip with a Christian Peacemaker Team to Iraq during the US-led bombing campaign, and life in a communal house, The Simple Wayin Philadelphia, to describe the way he feels Christians ought to be living, the ways in which many currently are not, and the ways in which many are beginning to do so, the Revolution referenced in the title.


Egalitarianism is far more difficult than Shane portends. I don’t agree with Claiborne’s “generous orthodoxy” stance, but it’s impossible to argue with his simple commitment to living out the Gospel in everyday life. 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.

I can’t tell whether Shane is a follower of A Barabbas, a messianic freedom-fighter almost executed by an oppressive empire for his solidarity with the poor, or B Jesus.

Feb 18, CJ Burgan rated it really liked it. He shines light on and brings into question beliefs and practices of both conservative and liberal Christians.

He was one of those, “You think I’m cool, but I’m not. As his story has been told, Claiborne has become a kind of folk hero and especially so among young church-goers. These are things that people should think about, and they’re much to easy to push to the back of your mind.

This irresietible about an autobiographical novel of the s is a irresistibls. It added to what I’ve already been learning this year, so I was especially excited by the things he was saying. This book would not change that friend’s mind about anything. What happened when the families asked for money? Shane Claiborne has put together a book that is big on messages but falls horrifically short in execution.

Francis and more with lay movements like the Beghards. They see in his life a way of living out Scriptural principles; they are swept away by it. Most of the book is devoted to Claiborne’s call for economic reform and community life.

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