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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shane Claiborne Narrator: Shane Claiborne Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candn Gossman | 2/18/2014

    " This book is about a journey, a quest toward discovering what it should mean to be a Christian -not what the church has defined it as. Read it - I dare you. If your a "Christian" it will challenge you. If your not than it will cause you to pause for a moment. This book is written in the same vein as the movie, "Lord save us from your followers" and what Gandhi is known for saying something like, I love your Jesus but fear his followers" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricci's | 2/17/2014

    " Amazing book, easy read, witty, thought provoking & convicting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren Briggs | 2/12/2014

    " My daughter recommended that I read this book! I find it interesting that many of the ratings listed for this book are polarized. People either like it or they don't. I think Shane Claiborne challenges his readers to live more authentically, more like Jesus. That's uncomfortable.... Claiborne is a good story teller, he gives voice to the dissatisfaction that many people have with institutional religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Vanblaricum | 1/29/2014

    " I love that Shane's emphasis is on action--action beyond attending church, reading the Bible every day, and tithing. It's a real call to action, to get out in the world and actually do something. To actually look out and care for those who are poor and passed over by society. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim Sheppard | 1/24/2014

    " A little too preachy... Shane seems to try too hard to be relevant and unique. I want to know how all his hypeness works for maybe a young guy who is married and changing diapers for two little boys each and every day... oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse G | 1/22/2014

    " A manifesto to those who want to explore the depths of following the not so tame Jesus of Nazerath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary Olson | 1/22/2014

    " A Canadian friend lent me Irresistible Revolution my freshman year of college, and it changed everything. This is an example of Jesus on the streets, an active faith. While not 100% "practical" for everyone, it is challenging to read the struggles and triumphs of others. This is definitely a good read for those wanting to break out of their own dull Christian upbringing or the stereotypes they have confronted (the "hell and brimstone" Christianity meets its foil in this book) and into a new way of thinking about how to live a life modeled after the heart of God. CAUTION: world-shattering, not for those wanting an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 1/21/2014

    " Tired of your old life? Do you want to change and experience God and this world in a new way? This is the book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Cook | 1/20/2014

    " VEry grateful for this book's contribution to my spiritual walk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Kaech | 1/20/2014

    " Great easy read that challenges ones thoughts on poverty, ministry, and an incarnational lifestyle. At times overly simplistic, but seems to be what allows it to be more accessible as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredithie | 1/15/2014

    " Read it. Doesn't matter who you are or what you believe: read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bronwyn | 12/22/2013

    " This just isn't my type of book. It made me feel like if I'm not hanging out with homeless people or caring for lepers in India, then I'm not a good person. I couldn't bring myself to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/8/2013

    " It isn't often that a book can make me cry at all, but this one did. I loved it. It was quite inspiring and insightful. It made me understand Jesus more too. It may have helped me review life with how I live and think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 12/6/2013

    " Challenging, no doubt. It definitely got me thinking. I found it a bit repetitive though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 11/26/2013

    " Shane has lived quite an interesting life and has been able to accomplish much with his quite movement of Love. The book explores his journey of trying to live a Christian life. He has done many things to break away from the apathy and zombie like state most of us live in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/12/2013

    " I really liked how this book made me think, about my beliefs, and why I think the things I think. I don't really agree with everything he says, but still think this book is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enrique Serrano | 10/24/2013

    " A great Christian book. Very inspirational and heart warming. This book relate makes you think about what the world has become and what you and me can do about it. I recommend it to any Christians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad Arts | 6/20/2013

    " Thought provoking and challenging. Much needed insight for this generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 5/2/2013

    " This book is difficult to digest but if one keeps an open mind there are certainly ideas, big and small, that will speak to an individual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alli | 3/19/2013

    " This book has really made me think about who I am as a Christian and how I can be more like Christ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bri_laughs_a_lot. | 10/6/2012

    " No time to write. I'm off to find my own Calcutta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 5/8/2012

    " I didn't read this when it was such a pop-Christian-culture object, but I read it when I felt ready to swallow it objectively. Good insight on Christian community. I'd like to read more of his thoughts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle LaPorte | 4/28/2012

    " When wolves say "bah". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/15/2011

    " Pissed me off a lot, but got me to thinking in new - good - ways, too. I needed someone like Shane Claiborne to snap me out of my comfortable fear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qurrgoth | 10/19/2011

    " I found this book utterly mind-blowing. One of the few Christian books that gripped me until the end. I'll be reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin Hanson | 10/6/2011

    " I read this book at a point in my life where I was hungry for an authentic walk with Jesus. This stoked the fire! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek | 8/16/2011

    " Excellent book on true Christianity. Written with humor and feeling. Very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 7/6/2011

    " Great & terrible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/10/2011

    " This book kicked my butt. I've been telling ppl about it since I read it last summer. Certain ppl, like my husband, have to hear about it all the time. I recommend it if you want to challenge the way you view the world around you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/8/2011

    " Really made me rethink and helped me understand that I'm not "weird" for having a non-traditional approach to my faith. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sara | 4/20/2011

    " I finished this book on a road trip with my family, to and from my grandfather's funeral.

    I have a lot of thoughts about the book, but suffice it to say for now that I agreed with and was challenged by what Shane had to say. Also, this book convinced me to oppose the death penalty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 4/14/2011

    " A very interesting read about Shane Claiborne's ministry and communal living. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Churchlady | 4/3/2011

    " Shane just rubs me the wrong way. I think it's his criticism of the youth leaders he had in high school. Maybe I'm just a little sensitive, but so be it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 4/2/2011

    " Challenging. Jesus LOVES. The poor are REAL. the call to them is still relevant. Too political toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikaela | 3/7/2011

    " This book has completely changed my life. I suggest anyone who claims to know anything about religion or following Jesus should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Medulla | 3/2/2011

    " This book has earned the prestigious Medulla Oblongata You-Must-Read-This Award! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/28/2011

    " I really liked how this book made me think, about my beliefs, and why I think the things I think. I don't really agree with everything he says, but still think this book is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/26/2011

    " Really good wake up call to the way we live our lives. Written by an amazing guy doing amazing things, just trying to live like Jesus did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/22/2011

    " Really loved the way the author approached writing this book and is actually living out what he is writing about. Great book to spur on evaluating your own heart and motives and how they align with the teachings of Jesus. Would be an interesting book to discuss with a group of people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/16/2011

    " Prophetic and grounded--a too rare combination these days. "

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About the Author
Author Shane ClaiborneShane Claiborne is an activist, a coauthor of Jesus for President and Common Prayer, and a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. He is married to Katie Jo, and has a variety of circus skills, including fire-breathing.