"The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical" by Shane Claiborne
Submitted by The Dubya Report on
Reviewed by Ning Wu
Fueled by intensive campaigning from the Christian right, the wedge issues of abortion and gay marriage have dominated discussions of morality in this country -- in the media, in church and in public. These issues polarize and divide the country and promote prejudice and arrogance. To hear the spokespeople of the religious right one would conclude: (1) These are the most important issues of Christianity; (2) If you are Christian these two issues are a moral values litmus test; (3) If you are not a Christian, then you have no moral values. Ironically, this kind of "Christian" propaganda has made the Christian God less accessible to people like me.
I am not a Christian but when I finished reading Shane Claiborne’s Irresistible Revolution&, my first thought was "If all Christians were like Shane Claiborne, like the people in this book, I would want to be one of them."
Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical is the moving personal journey of Claiborne's search for the meaning of Christianity, and becoming a true follower of Jesus. It is thought provoking, profound, and at the same time hilarious. Once one starts to read, it is hard to put it down.