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on 16 August 2012
Someone lent me this book and upon returning it to him I bought four copies and am handing them out to friends with the words 'when you've read this, don't give it back to me but pass it on to someone else and be blessed'. I think that says it all really. I don't know where to begin. This book is so amazing. Absolutely incredible. Again I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. This man phoned Mother Theresa (or Momma T as he affectionately refers to her as) and asked to spend a summer with her, which she agreed to. He saw people dying in various hospitals and hospices over there. He went to Iraq during the most recent war there and simply loved the Iraqi people who were being blown up by American (and British and other) soldiers. He also has done a lot of work with the homeless in Philadelphia (where he lives). He is so inspiring (and he has dreadlocks). I found the book so inspiring that I was even quoting from it when I went into work in the mornings! One quote I shared with my team was, 'In 1965 the average American worker made $7.52 per hour, while the person running the company made $330.38 per hour; today, the average worker makes $7.39 per hour, the average CEO $1,566.68 per hour - that's 212 more!. He talks about Fair Trade and trade justice which I love. He doesn't have health insurance (which is a big deal in America), instead he is part of a health co-operative with other people who can't afford health insurance and they cover each others medical bills (with God's help). He invites people in from the street to eat and/or live with them. He occupied a church that homeless people were living in whilst the authorities threatened to kick them out. He is just generally amazing.
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on 24 November 2016
A brilliantly thought provoking book in which Shane Claiborne expressed some fundamental ways of seeing things in a more Christian way, with his personal account of journeying as an itinerant, facing the prejudices of the time of the illegal war that followed from September Eleventh.
Really profound!
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on 1 April 2016
Not much you cant like about this. Relevant, honest, well written and down to earth humour pervade this book. It has challenged my values, my walk and what I desire on a day to day basis. Look for a message for yourself in this, don't try to emulate or imitate but ask "What should I do?" Recommend.
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on 17 February 2015
This little book does exactly what it says on the cover! What an Irresistible Revolution Shane describes and explores with the reader. Lots of cross references to follow up and hundreds of ideas to elicit for Living Simply. It has encouraged me to re read passages such as Matthew 5-7 in a new light. Well done Shane our homegroup is now wiser and delivers more actions because of your influence. If only the rest of the world would read this book it would be a far far better place. Chris Stewart
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on 28 September 2012
In a world where Christianity has in the grand scheme of things brought much discredit to its founder, Shane brings a message to the church and to the world pointing us back in the right direction. I thoroughly recommend this book to Christians who are aware that there's a higher calling than simply pew warming and attending meetings and I also recommend it highly to people who have become disillusioned with church. Shane I believe points us back to the basic essentials of the faith, the living out of the Sermon on the Mount and the challenge to truly be light and salt. Full of exciting stories and the adventures that spontaneously happen when one makes oneself available to be a holding-nothing-back follower of Christ. It challenged me in the sort of bright way that made me want to re-examine any compromise that may have entered my thinking and made me eager in my own small way to make more of a difference. A great book! Thoroughly recommended!
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on 29 July 2015
Love one another as I have loved you. This book has a lot to say on this theme. Challenging, demanding, intriguing. Well based in scripture, rounded out with life stories too, this is an inspiring read that demands a response. It's made my head hurt reading this, but my heart hurt a lot more
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on 11 November 2012
the most challenging and reassuring book I have ever read, do I really believe what Jesus said, and if so am I living His irresistible revolution ? Shane details his journey in a humble, amusing, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes gently outrageous, uncompromising yet always respectful, his growth from just learning what Christians believe to How Christians live what they believe, will challenge us all. Well recommended.
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on 1 November 2017
Fab book!
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on 26 February 2015
Superb book. I bought it as used as I had my own copy but gave it away years ago. So I needed to re read this. Buy, it's a good read.
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on 15 September 2017
The revolution is real and gathering pace and support with our leader Jesus Christ, he wants us to be radical in our Love of others all people. Thought provoking read highly recommend
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