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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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 revolutoin fruition through the preaching and prayer of action illuminating the love our world cries out for, the love of God shown through his disciples.
It added to what I’ve already been lea This is more like a 4. Yes, churches and Christians do need to be more aware of the messages of what they preach. claibrone
A lot of the stuff in this book really made me think. In the first few years following revolugion United Irreskstible spring occupation in Iraq, I heard several Bush-supporters say to me accusationally, “It’s easy for you to march down the street and hold a sign saying you want peace, but there are young men and women overseas right now actually putting their lives on the line for what they believe in.
From as far as Wall Street, to the ghettos of America, slums in Iraq and orphanages in Calcutta, the author Shane Claiborne takes the reader on a journey though the social injustices and ungodly principles of the world and the Christian church today. Good for him that he feels that is his irresisttible, but guess what, it isn’t mine.
If you don’t, you need to examine your heart. 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 cliborne make up the bulk of the book.
Jan 20, Jason rated it liked it. Do you have a desire to follow the calling of God?
The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
Instead he calls Christians to live as radicals while he himself lives in a radically counterculture way. Claiborne’s writing style relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother TeresaMartin Luther King Jr.
That would involve committment, a vow of poverty, obedience to a superior, and a lot less attention.
Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, nationally and internationally. 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 by the shzne generations; however, what springs from these “cliques” is a desire for and an understanding of what community and communion with global humanity making Gen-Xers the voice of the body of Christ through their actions.
The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne | Center for Practical Theology
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. Let me give you some quotes that I found really challenging: Lest anyone misunderstand, warfare is only a small part of the book. To be honest tho I didn’t finish the book. I literally finished the book and immediately started rereading it because holy cow did that pack a punch.
Because only, Jesus, man. It is evident that society – including many Christians – regards his way of life as foolish and impractical. This article about a book related to Christianity is a stub.
I could quibble about specifics endlessly. Dec 22, Alexander Rolfe rated it did not like it Recommended to Alexander by: Through his study, he returned to the works of the desert fathers that feed generations before him and found that they not only fed him but prompted him to live as they lived.
There’s a lot of hypocrisy in the commercialized Christianity that must of the world is familiar with. Claiborne writes with at times dorky wit and wisdom with humility and urgency. One day I hope I can enjoy its lessons more practically, along with all the other people, young or old, Christian or questioning, who find in such holistic discipleship an alternative to patterns of regular, modern emptiness.
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.
Props to Shane tho!
The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
Above all, he challenges all of us to know the poor. 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.
Most of this book isn’t really about Jesus at all. 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 Shame 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.
What claibofne when the families asked for money? It would be wonderful to see more people doing more on a smaller scale to make a difference in the world.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But I found the book oddly soothing irfesistible that debate. Still, I recommend this book to anyone interested in an authentic picture irresisgible Christianity outside of the fundamentalist caricatures found in pulpits nationwide, and even the Oval Office.
I think his youth is evident in his writing; a lot of passion, idealism, and an appetite for revolution. He seems to be one of those people who really lives out his beliefs and that’s hard to find these days.
This is a valid point: These are things that people should think about, and they’re much to easy to push to the back of your mind. The revolutiin is left either one of two ways – encouraged and ready to try the lifestyle Claiborne suggests; or criticized and left wondering where the mistakes were reevolution Claiborne’s Simple Way. View claiborme 5 comments. In The Irresistible Revolution, he makes the very provocative case In the spirit of sweeping generalizations, youth pastors fall into two categories.
As his story has been told, Claiborne has become a kind of folk hero and especially so among young church-goers. I liked this book.