Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Irresistible Revolution

Kevin recommended a book to me this past week. I had been thinking about getting it and today I received a 30% off coupon for Borders in my email and decided that I would go in and buy the book. I will be heading in on my lunch break and actually am not planning on reading it right away. I am hoping to hold out starting the book until Ryan and I go to Fiji. We have 13+ hour plane rides and then some lovely beach reading time I am thinking :). The book is: The Irresistible Revolution and it is by: Shane Claiborne. Again, I haven't read it yet so I can't say if I recommend it or not (but from reading the description I think I will really enjoy it). I'll keep you updated.

Description: 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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