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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But they, along with the too-cool-for-mainstream-culture “duct-taped” “cardboard” cover and the “dude, man” rhetoric, are clearly just cogs in the consumerist machine.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug irresistibel, Jan-Maat clsiborne it Shelves: Therefore, I believe this book is mainly addressing Christians, especially those who have become too comfortable in the light: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Instead, he takes on the responsibility of being a voice within the Church that will speak of the desires of God’s heart and not be silenced The problems come when Claiborne misuses Scripture to make valid points.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

I DID, however, feel compelled to dig back into the Bible to pay more close attention to the words and actions clxiborne Jesus. Sep 08, Sheri Longshore rated it really liked it. I think that’s the point. Jan 11, Lisa rated it it was ok. I handed out flyers to convert people to the movement and felt as coercive and detached as I did handing out Christian tracts at the mall… it is our love for God and our neighbor—not our rage or our arrogance—that counts.


To this end, Claiborne spends his life living amongst and helping those that other people do not even appear to see. He started to talk about washing machines ran by bicycles and about how people who try to make money are misguided. Assuming it’s B, I will pray for this brother in Christ– I’ll be praying that he can give up sshane individualism shaen attachment to stuff, and join a real monastery.

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It added to what I’ve already been learning this year, so I was especially excited by the things he was saying. Let me give you some quotes that I found really challenging: And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty.

Lest anyone misunderstand, warfare is only a small part of the book. Shqne examines the world that we live in, unfolding a great spiritual sickness, but through the smog and pollution, a light shines true.

Book Review – The Irresistible Revolution – Tim Challies

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 living a life of orthodox authenticity seems to be impossible. I xlaiborne all Christians would benefit from reading this. The discerning reader will find here much cause for concern.

I feel as though my life, in working and hanging out with middle class folk, is the way I need to spread the word of the irresistilbe. He shines light on and brings into question beliefs and practices of both conservative and liberal Christians. 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 writes with at times dorky wit and wisdom with humility and urgency. But Shane needs to wise up to the fact that it’s not everyone’s call.

He challenges the status quo of American Christianity, calling us to love the poor. Claiborne never mentions the difficulty in overcoming racial boundaries they seem to just disappear when one tries or getting involved in neighbors’ family disputes. Quotes from The Irresistible Shane has done a lot of cool things with his life and no one can deny that he’s doing a wonderful job of living radically. He could have said, when Zondervan and Jim Wallis apparently begged him relentlessly to write the damn thing, “Fine, I’ll do it.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

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. Now God dwelled not behind the veil in the temple but in the eyes of the dying and the poor, in the ordinary and mundane, in things like bread and wine, or chai and samosas.

Claiborne calls this a new form of monasticism.