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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Pages to import images to Wikidata Use dmy dates from September All stub articles. Love him or hate him, it is tough to accuse Shane Claiborne of being an armchair quarterback. 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 irreaistible of it is to spark the imagination of the ckaiborne to consider their gifts, irresustible, 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.

Maybe I’m taking these things out of context, but that was the definite vibe I was getting so couldn’t make myself go on.

Claiborne writes with at times dorky wit and wisdom with humility and urgency. Kindle Deals for Christians. Egalitarianism is far more difficult than Shane portends. In many churches there is far more heat than light; in many more there is neither heat nor light.

Not surprisingly, there are problems also with the message of this book. After all, Jesus preaches that we should not be afraid of things that destroy the body, but of things that destroy the soul Matt 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.


Writing, highlighting, post it notes, tabs, paper clipping any of my thoughts that don’t fit on the page into this book. They see in his life a way of living out Scriptural principles; they are swept away by it.

I came to this page and read the 5 star and 1 star reviews, and because of the 1 star reviews wrote it off as one-sided and an attempt to convert people to a new way of thinking. A skilled writer and storyteller, Claiborne uses the book to teach some foundational ways of living life and understanding the Bible.

In the first few years following the United States’ spring occupation in Iraq, I heard several Bush-supporters say to me accusationally, “It’s easy for you to march down the street and hold a sign saying you want peace, but there are young men and women overseas right now actually putting their lives on the line for what they believe in. View all 5 comments. While membership in American megachurches continues to rise, the gospel message of care for all of humanity often ends as soon as it leaves the pulpit falling dead before it ever reaches many of the gathered congregation.

If in his worldview violence causes further violence, how can he permit and advocate disobedience as if this will not cause further disobedience?

There’s a lot of hypocrisy in the commercialized Christianity that must of the world is familiar with. He lives here in poverty, choosing to spend his days with the poor and the destitute, serving them and sharing in their trials.

It is not the primary message of Scripture. That would involve committment, a vow of poverty, obedience to a superior, and a lot less attention. There are no discussion topics revolutioj this book yet. Claiborne never mentions the difficulty in overcoming racial boundaries they seem to just disappear when one tries or getting involved in neighbors’ family disputes. He started to talk about washing machines ran by bicycles and about how people who try to make money are misguided.


This book would not change that friend’s mind about anything.

The Irresistible Revolution – Wikipedia

That violence can in some instances lead to good is a myth, he insists. Shane Claiborne has a lot of coaiborne stories and valuable insights. Claiborne calls this a new form of monasticism. But that would be mostly missing the point. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Claiborne writes with humor, kindness, and humility. I’m not interested in someone getting my attention just to persuade me I’m wrong.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Apparently some people got a whole different message than I did! Claiborne could have left out the chapters that aimed to legitimize all the things that go exactly against what he claims to stand for irresistible namely, being a middle class Christian consumer who goes to church on Sundays, prays at the dinner table, and donates clothes to the Salvation Army.

But definitely worth the read. The author as he grows ieresistible takes part in a number of churches including at one point spending time with Mother Teresa in India, attending services and getting involved, each is irtesistible in some way so eventually he ends up living the most Christian as in true to the life that Jesus and the Apostles led in the Gospels as he can. 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.

The book is rife with this kind of contradiction.