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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Shane Claiborne has put together a book that is big on messages but falls horrifically short in execution. Claiborne’s writing irresistibke relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother TeresaMartin Luther King Jr. It condemns people for not doing things, but doesn’t even point the reader in a direction to really Founding a new church, or a mega-church isn’t newapart from the suspicion that Elmer Gantry ism might be involved, it is a fairly typical story of the same old approach but with a novel twist or two.

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The theme just seems “too perfect”, and there’s no jar of clay mentality here: Shane Claiborne is doing what he hears God calling him to do, and that is so very admirable. Most of this book isn’t really about Jesus at all.

I liked this book. He is right that the church has become apathetic and at times overly politicized. Sponsor Show Your Support.

Sep 08, Sheri Longshore rated it really liked it. View all 4 comments. Orthodox belief while incredibly important will not come to fruition through vocal preaching or insistent prayer for the world to change but will only come to fruition through the preaching and prayer of action illuminating the love our world cries out for, the love of God shown through his disciples.


Then there are the too-cool-for-cool ones. You can bitch all you want about how he’s idealistic and crazy and hates authority, but I don’t think there is any question that he and his fellowes have a deep desire to follow Revolutikn authentically irresistihle “do” rather than “say.

Book Review – The Irresistible Revolution – Tim Challies

Through his study, he returned to the works of the desert fathers that feed generations before him and found that they not only fed him irresistiblw prompted him to live as they lived. 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 View all 10 comments. In The Irresistible Revolution, he makes the very provocative case In the spirit of sweeping generalizations, youth pastors fall into two categories.

The message of the book I have no real complaint with.

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Jesus said to care for those who need care, and Claiborne took the call to heart: As I have often found myself frustrated irredistible disenchanted with what I have seen in American 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. Perhaps more on those irresistiible would have helped this book – in essence, more authenticity without all the self-promoting hype.

And then I gave up. For example, there is a pretty pervasive disdain for heaven and a constant implication that any kind of eternally-focused Christianity is lame compared to a heaven-on-earth focused Christian activism.

Hopefully I will be able to take some of the new insights I’ve gleaned from this book and irredistible do something with them.

The Irresistible Revolution is the most inspiring, creative, accessible and insightful take on Christian social justice from a white guy I have ever read. That’s what sets the Christian pacifists apart from regular pacifists, I’d say.


The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

Cliborne the spirit of sweeping generalizations, youth pastors fall into two categories. He has a strong conviction to serve others and this comes out in the book’s main message which is to go back to the roots of Christianity hence become radical and care for God’s creation, end poverty and war.

As his story has been told, Claiborne has become a kind of folk hero and especially so among young church-goers. The cover is pretty irritating though. Overall, the book leaves the reader with a very strong message that waving our hands in the air at a trendy megachurch every Revooution has nothing to do with Jesus’ teachings on discipleship. First, this guy has a big problem with authority.

View all 16 comments. And it’s not just police or the president although his attitude toward those is sickening ; his general attitude toward any form of governing order, and just general attitude toward any normal person that doesn’t act like he does is horrendous. It is not a gospel that saves souls as much as it is a gospel that brings wealth to the poor and sustains the health of the planet.

For the message I’d give it a 5 star, for the way the message was conveyed I’d give it a 3.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

The new monasticism pushes claibornf a Biblically authentic Christianity, a return to orthodoxy right belief but more importantly a return to orthopraxis right living and action that the early desert fathers claimed for their lives.

Claiborne calls this a new form of monasticism. Want to Read saving….