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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw Narrator: Shane Claiborne, Shane Claiborne/Chris Haw, Chris Haw Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780310292883
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Jesus for President is a radical manifesto to awaken the Christian political imagination, reminding us that our ultimate hope lies not in partisan political options but in Jesus and the incarnation of the peculiar politic of the church as a people “set apart” from this world. In what can be termed lyrical theology, Jesus for President poetically weaves together words and images to sing (rather than dictate) its message. It is a collaboration of Shane Claiborne’s writing and stories, Chris Haw’s reflections and research, and Chico Fajardo-Heflin’s art and design. Drawing upon the work of biblical theologians, the lessons of church history, and the examples of modern-day saints and ordinary radicals, Jesus for President stirs the imagination of what the Church could look like if it placed its faith in Jesus instead of Caesar. A fresh look at Christianity and empire, Jesus for President transcends questions of “Should I vote or not?” and “Which candidate?” by thinking creatively about the fundamental issues of faith and allegiance. It’s written for those who seek to follow Jesus, rediscover the spirit of the early church, and incarnate the kingdom of God.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victorya | 2/20/2014

    " An amazing account of the daily life regulations and strife a man of God must face in his day to day duties and beliefs. A true inspiration for any political figure and let's the world catch a glimpse of a Jesus that was human and dealing with the likes of this world while maintaining a constant focus on the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda Coyle | 2/19/2014

    " Shane Claiborne is a thinker and this is a thought provoking book. He has some really great observations and ideas on the ideas of being a follower of Christ. I appreciate his thoughtfulness to the topics but not so much his writing style. If you are looking for a deep theological masterpiece this is not the book for you. It is very easy to read and I encourage everyone to read it if only to hear his ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/10/2014

    " brought me back to the heart of christianity in light the world rule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 1/23/2014

    " First of all, this book was so beautifully laid out and illustrated. It was a work of art. Some very relevant and provocative thoughts. I didn't totally agree with everything (I think the book was slightly in reaction to current political realities, which is fine, but made it feel a bit too radical in the other direction), but it had some really important thoughts to bring to the table. Great practicals as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrell | 1/22/2014

    " Great read. Maybe a bit too lengthy; however, overall I enjoyed it. Certainly challenged many "bedrock" principles of my politicial thinking. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Lochhead | 1/17/2014

    " I found the first three-fourths of this book to be an interesting dive into the political ramifications of the Old and New Testament at the time of its writing. The insights into the culture of the times was quite fascinating and intriguing. The last fourth of the book however, seemed to be more grounded in opinion. As a whole, the artistic layout of the book drew out the content like no other book I've read. Great Presentation!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jo | 1/9/2014

    " I think everyone should read this! It gives a whole new perspective on Politics, and Jesus' role, and Christians. It's amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamin Bradley | 1/8/2014

    " This is one of the most spectacular Christian books I have ever read. Want to read it? Then prepare to be stretched and pushed in every direction until you can't help but feel that everything needs to be changed. The average Christian life needs to look different and many of us Christians know that. But this book will bring the conviction of the Holy Spirit that we all need to take a good look at every last aspect of our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/7/2014

    " Absolutely amazing and thought provoking book. Anyone trying to figure out a proper Christian attitude to the state should take to heart the words (and art) of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/25/2013

    " I'm dying for someone I know to read this book so that we can talk about it. I will likely read it again. So if anyone decides to give it a try, let me know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darci Craghead | 12/20/2013

    " This book was great, even though it made me mad at points. That's not always a bad thing because it forced me to really think about my views on politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raborn | 11/30/2013

    " Great, fun, challenging! I love the format of this book with the inset quotes, pictures, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole McGee | 11/24/2013

    " One of the best books I ever read, but the thing that stuck out to me was the gracious fire the writers wrote with. A no compromise book that comes off just as loving as piercing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/28/2013

    " Definitely has some useful points and good food for thought, but overall is a bit too inflammatory for my liking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/23/2013

    " Wow. This book was powerful. It challenged the way I think about politics, America, and Jesus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Whitehead | 11/26/2012

    " Wow. Shane Claibourne challenges my perspective of life, civics, government, religion, etc... I said, "WoW" after every chapter. Don't read it unless you can stand to have your point-of-view challenged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonnali | 11/14/2012

    " a whole new world... way of seeing/being in the world. and the kingdom of heaven. and the church. and me. ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/15/2011

    " Interesting views, but a little "left" for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/23/2010

    " It's a decent read. I agree with what the authors are saying about political power and Christianity, and I'm happy to continue shopping local, reduce/reuse/recycle, but I'm not about to join a commune or go dumpster diving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 11/27/2010

    " Got to here Shane speak over the summer. It tells of his journey and there accomplishments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/15/2010

    " I think everyone should read this! It gives a whole new perspective on Politics, and Jesus' role, and Christians. It's amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/25/2010

    " This book made me rethink my life. I don't think it was completely right, but it shook my worldview like crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/15/2010

    " This book gives its readers a lot to think about. Although many of the ideas in the book I fully agree with many of them I think the authors take a little far and make them almost impractical. However, this book did give me a lot to think about and for that I am greatful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davin | 7/24/2010

    " I thought Shane Claiborne was really well spoken for how original his ideas were. Very convincing and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glesnertod | 6/16/2010

    " a bit conspiracy theory feeling at times, but, good argument for non-pacifist, non-violence methods of living the Kingdom. With a few other lessons along the way. "

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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.