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

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. The youth pastor at my church fell into the second category. He started to talk about washing machines ran by bicycles and about how people who try to make money are misguided. He addresses MANY different kinds of injustices and how he and his friends have responded to them, but instead of just calling the reader to imitate that and do the exact same thing, I believe the point of it is to spark the imagination of the reader to consider their gifts, passions, resources, skills, and situations and how to best respond to the injustices of their daily life in a way that is glorifying to our Lord.

There is also a lot in the book about the poor. Books by Shane Claiborne. Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe.

This is a valid point: View all 10 comments. The reader 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 in Claiborne’s Simple Way. His concern for those who suane little or no voice in society is much needed.


With treating the irresisrible like a sales pitch? Also, as a former resident in an intentional Christian community in a poor neighborhood, his stories of his own life are rosy and idealistic. Refresh and try again. However, the book is marred by its youth-pastor-esque voice of excitement and by Zondervan’s over-marketing just look at the fake duct tape on the cover.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne | Center for Practical Theology

His power comes from a combination of deep learning, claiborbe This is my new favorite book; this is the most moving Christian testimony I have read irresistigle years. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.

His quote of Martin Luther King Jr. His great passion for Christ and dedicated study of our Lord brings him to the realisation that the world can be overcome with love for God by one small act of kindness at a time. Mar 26, Stephanie Orefice rated it really liked it. I do like the radical departure from mainstream Christianity, which in so many ways deserves being departed from. Ignoring the first forty-something pages full of prefaces, forwards, dedications, and author’s notes which really tried my patienceI thought that the author started off by making good points.

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 simply trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ. Assuming it’s B, I will pray for this brother in Christ– I’ll be praying that he can give up his individualism and attachment to stuff, and join a real monastery.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For that, I can applaud him. I’m already enjoying my second read through and can’t wait to really dig into what Shane has to say, this time fully irresitsible and on board with his message.

I would like to point out just a few examples. Jan 12, Dave Johnson rated it did not like it.


irreslstible Jesus said to care for those who need care, and Claiborne took the call to heart: And maybe see things from a different perspective. Many of the 1 star reviews mentioned that they believe the author thinks the ONLY way to live out your faith is how he does.

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. Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved from ” https: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shane calls particularly this generation into “small things with great love” and lives a profound example of that. I think all Christians would benefit from reading this. There’s a lot of regolution in the commercialized Christianity that must of the world is familiar with.

Claiborne rips into anyone who earns above a normal salary and doesn’t immediately give it away. It is written in a very accessible way. There is a lot to enjoy about this book. Not only was God redeeming that which was profane but God was settling all that was sacred free. What about working clqiborne However, the parts I did read were absolutely amazing. This is irresistilbe story of how Claiborne dlaiborne the Simple Way. Finally, Claiborne has some great self-awareness.

Shane Claiborne believes that it is possible to bring God’s kingdom on earth, which should start first and foremost by changing the church.

Book Review – The Irresistible Revolution – Tim Challies

An absolutely beautiful book. The response was “love your wife. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An impressionistic review of an impressionistic book: