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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View all 3 comments. To this end, Claiborne spends his life living amongst and helping those that other people do not even appear to see.

Feb 18, CJ Burgan rated it really liked it. Finally, Claiborne has some great self-awareness. One day I hope I can enjoy its cliborne 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.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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 apostles were definitely willing to tell claibornee about Christ and sin Yes… a very few do.

This is the story of how Claiborne founded the Simple Way. An absolutely beautiful book. It’s more about his political beliefs about revoluion, America, Americans, the middle class, irresitsible class, the war on terror, the war in Iraq, voting, and probably a lot of other things that i cant remember.

I think that’s the majority of what he was getting at. Shane calls particularly this generation into “small things with great love” and lives a profound example of that. There is a lot to enjoy about this book. Jun 16, Naomi rated it it was amazing. Jesus said to care for those who need care, and Claiborne took the call to heart: Paperback ifresistible, pages. Indeed, I disagree with a lot of what Claiborne says.


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

In many churches there is far more heat than light; in many more there is neither heat nor light. That would involve committment, a vow of poverty, obedience to a superior, and a lot less attention.

He lives here in poverty, choosing to spend his days with the poor and the destitute, serving them and sharing in their trials. 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.

Unfortunately, his book screws it all up. Most of the book is devoted to Claiborne’s call for economic reform and community life. Claiborne refuses to take the easy route of cynicism and uninvolvement. It added to what I’ve already been learning this year, so I was especially excited by the things he was saying. I think that’s the point.

The theme just seems “too perfect”, and there’s no jar of clay mentality here: It condemns people for not doing things, but doesn’t even point the reader in a direction to really Shane Claiborne believes that it is possible to bring God’s kingdom on earth, which should start first and foremost by changing the church.

I learned something new on every page; familiar Bible passages became incandescent and shockingly relevant. This is more like a 4. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


I could quibble about specifics endlessly. And then I gave up. Irresistible Revolution has perhaps more ideology and stories than his next books, preachable and well written, though less crafted.

Claiborne rips into cliaborne who earns above a normal salary and doesn’t immediately give it away.

Claiborne’s book exposes his quest for authenticity in the church to act upon what preaching and Bible study exposes. However, all that said, he does make some very solid observations about our culture, and the 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.

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Return to Book Page. Very inspiring, a claibprne about getting back to the root of what it means to be a Christian, i. Nov 17, Fox rated it it was ok Shelves: But I’m not compromising the message, you’re not putting my picture on the cover, and you’re not going to package it to be the next cool book on the social justice conservative college student bookshelf.

These instances of scriptural manhandling are not numerous, but they stick out like the Crystal Cathedral and will probably lead many readers to completely dismiss Claiborne.

And maybe see things from a different perspective.