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The Irresistible Revolution : Living as an Ordinary Radical

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Living as an Ordinary Radical Many 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 180.34 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • ZONDERVAN
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310266300
  • 9780310266303
  • 16,658

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'Shane dares readers to evaluate their lives and reimagine a first-century posture to following Jesus in the 21st century...If you want a comfy Christian life, this book is not for you. But if you want to be challenged, uncomfortable, and even changed, it is a must read.' YouthWorker Journal 'Editor's Pick!...Inspiring. Fascinating. Challenging. Convicting. Loving. These are just a few of the words that describe the extraordinary story of Claiborne's journey from middle-class Christianity in east Tennessee to radical incarnational faith among the poor in inner-city Philadelphia.' ePistle (Evangelicals for Social Action) 'This is the book that will not let me go...this book has called me, and many others, to action, to a different kind of life...if you read it seriously, it may mess with your mind, heart and even your life.' Youthworker Journal

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Living as an Ordinary Radical Many 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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About Shane Claiborne

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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Table of contents

Contents Foreword by Jim Wallis 11 Introduction 17 Author's Note 31 1. When Chris-tianity Was Still Safe 35 2. Resurrecting Church 53 3. In Search of a Chris-tian 69 4. When Comfort Becomes 91 Uncomfortable 5. Another Way of Doing Life 115 6. Economics of Rebirth 155 7. Pledging Allegiance 191 When Kingdoms Collide 8. Jesus Made Me Do It! 223 9. Jesus Is for Losers 243 10. Extremists for Love 267 11. Making Revolution Irresistible 289 12. Growing Smaller and Smaller ... 315 Until We Take Over the World 13. Crazy but Not Alone 341 Appendix 1: Local Revolutions and Ordinary Radicals 359 Appendix 2: Marks of a New Monasticism 363 Appendix 3: To Iraq 365

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"Challenging - but you have to read this. What does it really mean to be a Christian in today's world? How do we live like Jesus? What are some people doing which really counts This will rock your world"show more
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