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: Living as an Ordinary Radical

What happened when the families asked for money? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lewis wrote in the guise of Screwtape: There’s a lot of hypocrisy in the commercialized Christianity that must of the world is familiar with.

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

Trivia About The Irresistible 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.

I cried approximately sixty times whilst reading. How HE lived and what HE had to say about what was important. 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.

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

Are we supporting the greed and money making schemes of many companies and churches of this world? Also, as a former resident in an intentional Christian community in a poor neighborhood, his stories of his own life are rosy and idealistic. A lot of the stuff in irresistihle book really made me think.


A great book that tells some amazing stories of God’s work through the ministries he is in, and does a good job at showing how some of the pitfalls of American Christianity can be overcome by changes in lifestyle. I liked this book. The book makes you think. I’m not interested in someone getting shaje attention just to persuade me I’m wrong. 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 that make up the bulk of the book.

Book Review – The Irresistible Revolution – Tim Challies

Apr 21, Lyn Cosby rated it liked it. It is not the primary message of Scripture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I really connected to the life experience he shared.

The main problem is that most of the good points are so over-stated shame in an effort to break through complacency that they border on the obviously false. Sponsor Show Your Support.

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. As I have often found myself frustrated and disenchanted with what I have seen in Cllaiborne Christianity, Shane reminds me that my God is a God of the small but beautiful things, who calls me to be part of his empire-toppling revolution of love.

Love him or hate him, it is tough to accuse Shane Claiborne of being an armchair shame. Claiborne rips into anyone who earns above a normal salary and doesn’t immediately give it away.


And when the rich meet the poor, we will see poverty come to an end. A review published just days before this one says it well: Dec 12, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is Shane Claiborne explaining his perspective of God, the Bible, and what it looks like to follow Jesus.

Moreover, although I get what the author was doing by using accessible and colloquial words throughout the book, I found the style personally annoying – as if he was trying his best to show how cool he was.

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. 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.

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Let me give you some quotes that I found really challenging: But if you want to start a revolution, you don’t start it by demeaning everyone who reads the book. Claiborne refuses to take the easy route of cynicism and uninvolvement. Shane Claiborne has a lot of interesting stories and valuable insights.