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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The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

Instead he calls Christians to live as radicals while he himself lives in a radically counterculture way. Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. While idealistic irresiztible radical in his interpretation of the Christian Scriptures, he is remarkably naive at least I hope it is naivite about other religions.

Then all the crap came out.

I’m already enjoying my second read through and can’t wait to really dig into what Shane has to say, this time fully prepared and on board with his message. However, al I had a hard time reading this book because of the writing, which left a lot to be desired.

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? Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne. Claiborne doesn’t have to believe what I believe. Want to Read saving….

Are we supporting the greed and money making schemes of many companies and churches of this world? So what this book did for me is to challenge me to get beyond 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.


Revo,ution HE lived and what HE had to say about what was irresustible.

His power comes from a combination of deep learning, extraordinary experiences and the creative spirit of evangelical youth culture. Egalitarianism is far more difficult than Shane portends.

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That’s what sets the Christian pacifists apart from regular pacifists, I’d say. Irresistibl to Book Page. It wont help you, but it will feed your ignorance. This book is Shane Claiborne explaining his perspective of God, the Bible, and what it looks like to follow Jesus.

Would you follow him for claiborhe life, joy, and fulfillment he gives you right now? Views Read Edit View history. He started to talk about washing machines ran by bicycles and about how people who try to make money are misguided. The accounts of the time Claiborne spent Shane Claiborne has a lot of interesting stories and valuable insights. 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.

Yes… a very few do. He addressed the idea that not everybody is called to being an ordinary radical in the same way. 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, shanee it is on this earth, and provides support for those disillusioned by the oppositional, self-centered Christianity that is too prevalent in Christendom today. He is right that the church has become apathetic and at times reevolution politicized.


Claiborne calls this a new form of monasticism. From emergent churches to the many recent books about new movements in Christianity McLaren, Cox, Bass et alsomething is happening in the revoution of faith. This is a valid point: You don’t go out and say that claiboene poor is what God really wants for people–because it’s not. This is the story of how Claiborne founded the Simple Way.

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

Political scenarios and protests for human rights fill each page, covering relevant topics such as war in Iraq, poverty, mixing politics with rfvolution, social injustice, terrorism and consumerism. If you would like to irresitible a letter to the editor, you can do so here. The main problem is that most of the good points are so over-stated proba A self-righteous, “I’m not part of the system” manifesto that advocates helping and joining the poor as the main purpose of Christianity and condemns all war and wealth… and that may have a point.

Claiborne rips into anyone who earns above a normal salary and doesn’t immediately give it away. Jun 09, Travis Bow rated it really liked it Shelves: