The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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Zondervan, Sep 9, 2008 - Religion - 368 pages
Living as an Ordinary RadicalMany of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a check to feed starving children or hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. Shane’s faith led him to dress the wounds of lepers with Mother Teresa, visit families in Iraq amidst bombings, and dump $10,000 in coins and bills on Wall Street to redistribute wealth. Shane lives out this revolution each day in his local neighborhood, an impoverished community in North Philadelphia, by living among the homeless, helping local kids with homework, and “practicing resurrection” in the forgotten places of our world. Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable . . . but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.
 

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Irresistible Revolution is a collection of stories, teachings, and life experiences by Shane Claiborne. Claiborne is a Christian living as an ordinary radical. As a teen, he became bored with the ... Read full review

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The word "revolution" would have you believe this book presents something new. But it's the same old same old: turn Christianity from a faith centered on salvation and heaven to just another wing of ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
AUTHORS NOTE
RESURRECTING CHURCH
WHEN COMFORT BECOMES UNCOMFORT
ANOTHER WAY OF DOING LIFE
ECONOMICS OF REBIRTH
PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE WHEN KINGDOMS
JESUS MADE ME DO
EXTREMISTS FOR LOVE
MAKING REVOLUTION IRRESISTIBLE
CROWING SMALLER AND SMALLERUNTIL WE TAKE OVER THE WORLD
CRAZY BUT NOT ALONE
MARKS OF A NEW MONASTICISM

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Shane Claiborne is an activist, author of Jesus for President, coauthor of Common Prayer, and is a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

www.thesimpleway.org

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