The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution

Infobox Book
name = The Irresistible Revolution

author = Shane Claiborne
country = flagicon|United States United States
language = English
genre = Non-fiction,
publisher = Zondervan
release_date = 1 February 2006
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 367 pp
isbn = 0310266300

The Irresistible Revolution is a book by Shane Claiborne. This work, subtitled, "Living as an Ordinary Radical" is an articulation of a Christian faith and lifestyle. The author draws on his personal experience, including time spent in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa, a trip with Iraq Peace Team to Iraq during the 2003 US-led bombing campaign, and life in a communal house, [ The Simple Way] , in Philadelphia, to describe the way he feels Christians ought to be living, the ways in which many currently are not, and the ways in which many are beginning to do so, the Revolution referenced in the title. The lifestyle Claiborne proposes rejects materialism and nationalism and emphasizes living in loving and close community with Christians and non-Christian, a voluntary redistribution of wealth along the lines of The Early Christian Church, and socially and environmentally conscious consumer choices, all based on love for God and love for all humans.

Claiborne's writing style relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., theologians and writers such as Walter Wink, John Howard Yoder, St. Francis, and C.S. Lewis, as well as The Bible, particularly the Gospels and writings of Paul the Apostle.

The book begins with a forward by Jim Wallis.

External links

* [ Video of Claiborne reading the book]
* []
* [ Google Books]

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