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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Because only, Jesus, man.

His great passion for Revllution 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. To be honest tho I didn’t finish the book.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

An impressionistic review of an impressionistic book: It’s not just the poor who need Christ. I learned something new on every page; familiar Bible passages became incandescent and shockingly relevant. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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. He makes the radical suggestion that we follow Christ’s teachings, fully and completely, regardless of how they may clash with capitalism, politics, irresistiboe, and life and relationships as we know it. While idealistic and radical in his interpretation of the Christian Scriptures, he is remarkably naive at least I hope it is naivite about other religions.

Claiborne could have left out the chapters that revloution to legitimize all the things that go exactly against what he claims to stand for – 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. Is there a deep yearning inside you that cannot be filled only with faith, but must have action caliborne well? We may tend to the needs of the poor and join them in their suffering, but our foremost concern must be for their souls.


Claborne is the story of how Claiborne founded the Simple Way.

He’s too idealistic and just a touch too pleased with himself. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

View all 16 comments. A few weeks ago Shane was in town so I went with some frien A year or so ago my friend recommended this book to me.

What happened when the families asked for money?

It condemns people for not doing things, but doesn’t even point the reader in a direction to really It revolutiln to what I’ve already been lea This is more like a 4. It constantly addresses money and politics slightly dated, but still relevant, sadly sowith plenty of comment on race, violence, prayer and church life.

The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

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.

This book could have been a lot better than it was.

I got through half this book. 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 Irresistible Revolution – Wikipedia

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. He shines light on and brings into question beliefs and practices of both conservative and lib 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.


I think that’s the point. Do some Christians have a problem with throwing the words of irresistoble gospel at people without actually loving them?

It is the simple everyday story of a spiritual quest.

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 This book is not well-written, it smacks of idealism and self-righteousness from time to time, and it’s not realistic to think everyone that reads it is going to become an “ordinary radical” or “new monastic. Books by Shane Claiborne. 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.

But definitely worth the read. Shane Claiborne believes that it is possible to bring God’s kingdom on earth, which should start first and foremost by changing the church. Lest anyone misunderstand, warfare is only a small part of the book.