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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan Trade Books (Jan. 26 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310266300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310266303
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marco D. Funk on March 6 2006
Format: Paperback
In this book Shane gives us a chunk of himself. He speaks of the grace of God that has seduced him into becoming an extremist for grace in Philly and numerous other places. Using stories from his own experience, Shane opens up another possible world where sidewalk chalk, dancing, laughter, love, forgiveness, and grace prove to be more powerful and more real than 'smart' bombs, military 'intelligence', hatred, and darkness.
In a weird way this book reminded me a lot of Hauerwas' "With the Grain of the Universe". Both books show that violence is part of an insane world and that there is a new reality... a new world breaking into history through the resurrection of Jesus; a world where justice and righteousness meet. Shane's book is all a book could ever hope to be; a wonderful work towards inspiring and encouraging people to fall in love with Jesus and to become extremists for God's grace.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maria Marino on April 1 2008
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If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, and march in God's army, pick up a copy of The Irresistible Revolution and get ready to load up on some serious ammunition. And for good measure, you'll also get a fresh compass and a friend to help you dig out of the trenches and be counted as a radical who is courageous and foolish enough to stand out as a true follower of Christ.

From the streets of Calcutta, to war-zones of Iraq, to neighbourhood slums, to money-multiplying Wall Street, Shane Claiborne transports the face of Christ into a suffering and lonely world. In Irresistible Revolution, he converts his stories into a compelling case for the "ordinary radical" . His down to earth style will engage you, much like a conversation with an old friend. But be prepared, much of what he has to say is far from comfortable. In these pages you will be dared to take up your cross, and tear down some walls. You will hear first hand of the miracle of community, of working together, being one body in Christ. You will be asked to drop the rock of unforgiveness and embrace the poor, the needy and the "ugly". And kiss complacency good-bye.

Watch out for the gut-wrenching and heart-breaking moments laced in pain...and some joyful, triumphant ones. Watch how you never lose the distinct feeling that Jesus is right there walking through every page as you read along. You will sense his presence watching over you, holding out His hand, insisting, "Come follow me...come and see." Watch yourself capture a fresh and renewed understanding of who Jesus was and what He asks of you...and behold the absolute ironic beauty of a revolution (a heart revolv-ing around Him) that is truly irresistible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eat this book. on Aug. 25 2008
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this is a phenomenal book that has the potential to change your life. give it a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Andrus on Oct. 29 2009
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I loved this book! I have read it a couple times, and I always find new ways to challenge myself. Some things that Claibourne does aren't for everyone, but it's all about taking his heart and doing what works in your life. It might not be flying to Calcutta, but it might be baking cookies for a single mother. This book has not changed my life, but it has encouraged me to take steps in the right direction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lin Joy on March 8 2009
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For anyone who dreams of a different reality; of a society that truly worships God by living justly - in harmony with all image bearers, and with creation...
I know this sounds like "pie in the sky" kind of stuff, but I challenge everyone to read this book, see how it's working in real places, with ordinary people. It's time for all who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ to wake up, catch the vision of the transforming work God's inviting us into, and celebrate the life we are all created to live!
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