The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution

Living as An Ordinary Radical

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A founding member of The Simple Way, a radical faith community in North Philadelphia, describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, offering an invitation into the movement that begins inside each individual and extends into a broken world. Original. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

Zondervan House
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.
Using unconventional examples from his own life, Shane Claiborne stirs up questions about the church and the world, and challenges readers to truly live out their Christian faith.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780310266303
0310266300
Branch Call Number: BIO Claiborne, S 2006
Characteristics: 367 pages ; 18 cm

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nadineebner
Jul 21, 2012

It is difficult to form my impression of this book into words. I am blown away by the sacrifies Shane makes in his life to build a strong community and help everybody that needs help. Amazing book to read.

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e_long
Jul 20, 2011

This was a good one. But don't read it if you want to stay comfortable.

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