The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

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Harper Collins, 2006 - Philosophy - 367 pages
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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I really appreciate what the author is doing with his life, and the way he is choosing to live his life. the book really challenged me to think a lot about the choices i am making. i really liked what ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword by Jim Wallis
11
Introduction
17
Authors Note
31
When Christianity Was Still Safe
35
Resurrecting Church
53
In Search of a Christian
69
When Comfort Becomes
91
Another Way of Doing Life
115
Pledging Allegiance
191
When Kingdoms Collide
197
Jesus Made Me Do It
223
Jesus Is for Losers
243
Extremists for Love
267
Making Revolution Irresistible
289
Growing Smaller and Smaller
315
Copyright

Economics of Rebirth
155

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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.nbsp;nbsp; www.thesimpleway.org

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