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Revolución irresistible

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4.5/5 (26 valoraciones)
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348 páginas
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Aug 16, 2011
ISBN:
9780829758177
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En Revolución Irresistible, Shane Claiborne te invita a ser parte un movimiento del Espíritu que comienza en el corazón y se extiende a través de nuestras manos hacia un mundo en pedazos. Mediante el uso de ejemplos de su propia vida poco convencional. Shane Claiborne, provoca preguntas sobre la iglesia y el mundo, y te desafía a vivir una fe cristiana autentica. Este libro consolará a los perturbados, perturbará a los cómodos e invitará a los creyentes a cambiar el mundo con el amor radical de Cristo.
Editorial:
Publicado:
Aug 16, 2011
ISBN:
9780829758177
Formato:
Libro

Sobre el autor

Shane obtuvo su título de la Universidad de Eastern, y cursó estudios de postgrado en el Seminario de Princeton. Su experiencia ministerial es variada, pasando por una misión de diez semanas junto a la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, y a un año dedicado al servicio de la acaudalada mega iglesia Willow Creek Community Church ubicada en las afueras de Chicago. También ayudo a fundar El Camino Simple (The Simple Way), una comunidad de fe en áreas urbanas marginales de la ciudad de Filadelfia que ha logrado crear y unir a comunidades de fe radical por todo el mundo. Shane escribe y viaja extensamente para hablar sobre la reconciliación, la justicia social, y sobre Jesús. Él es uno de los personajes que aparecen en la serie de DVD «Otro Mundo Es Posible» y es autor de varios libros entre los que figuran Revolución irresistible y Jesús para presidente. Shane participa en más de 100 charlas anuales en unos doce países y en casi todos los estados de los Estados Unidos.


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  • (4/5)
    Definitely thought-provoking and worth reading. I got the most out of the first few and last four chapters; the middle of the book was full of personal stories which, while inspiring, did become redundant. I don't agree with all of Claiborne's social/political views, but I certainly agree that Christians need to seriously refocus on what is truly important in ministry. The Gospel of faith, hope, and love is so often lost in petty disputes, misguided efforts, and bad attitudes.
  • (5/5)
    Love him or hate him, you can't say that Shane Claiborne doesn't make you think. In "The Irresistible Revolution," Claiborne challenges the Church to think differently about poverty, materialism, and love. Part memoir, part manifesto, the book follows Claiborne from his Tennessee childhood to working with Mother Teresa to starting the Simple Way in Philidelphia. While I don't agree with all of his statements (a few times he considers "military intelligence" to be an oxymoron), Claiborne has definitely inspired me to think differently about how I can help make the world a better place.
  • (5/5)
    made me think. good stuff, yeah.
  • (4/5)
    Most Christians I know fall into two broad categories. The younger type of Christian (along with the older young-in-the-faith type) tend to be more idealistic and less jaded. The more ... let's call them "mature", trade a bit of that idealistic fire for a "reasonable" Christian life. I don't feel like speculating about which camp I fall into.Claiborne's a third type of person. He's as idealistic and visionary as they come, but without rancor. He's managed to mature in his Kingdom-vision without losing his passion. I hesitated to read this book for a while because I assumed it would lay out some grand call to discipleship that would thoroughly discourage most of the Christians I know. Nothing could be further from the truth.The Irresistible Revolution tells of Claiborne's own experiments in living faithful to the gospel, along with some of the lessons he's learned. Instead of prescribing solutions to lukewarm Christendom, he presents a story that's so attractive you can't help but want to join in.One of the best aspects of this book was Claiborne's humour. Here's an example. One of the times he was in court for civil disobedience, he called the prosecutor the persecutor by accident. Priceless. In a world that takes itself far too seriously, divine foolishness is one way to get noticed!Reading Claiborne is like moving from the sin-heavy atmosphere of this world to the rarefied air of the Kingdom of God.Note: A free review copy of this book was provided by Zondervan.
  • (4/5)
    While Claiborne often rambles and repeats himself, sometimes making me wish he had an editor with a firmer hand, The Irresistible Revolution's literary sins are merely venal. In the end, Claiborne's authentic voice shines through. Agree with his politics or not, I suspect the world would be a far better place if every Christian read this provocative book. It is nearly--but only nearly, Claiborne would probably be the first to observe--as provocative as the Bible itself. [2006-03-14]
  • (5/5)
    Shane Claiborne is a radical. So he writes to draw attention to his cause and, to some extent, to himself. I didn't agree with everything he advocated for ministry and political action, but I certainly was compelled by it. I, along with many, have been feeling disillusioned by the stagnant and comfy state of American Christianity today. The radical activism promoted in this book breaks down such stagnation. In a time of growing disparity between classes, and such stark revelations of scarcity in our society, a revolution should already be underway. The book was not a manifesto as such - thoughts about social action were interspersed with anecdotes from Shane's own life. But it does present a call to action that would be difficult to overlook. Hopefully this book and Claiborne's work become a jumping-off point for many Christians today, to re-engage them in the church as we rethink what exactly the church means.
  • (5/5)
    This book made me believe I could not only imagine - but could do, even be - another way of 'church'. This book made me believe I could make a difference.Though I do agree with what szarka said - he deserves better editing - I loved it, and can't recommend it highly enough.
  • (5/5)
    An excellent read for anyone raised in an evangelical environment who wonder about the poor and issues of justice. Most evangelicals (like myself) were taught that poor people just need to get a job and pull themselves up. After reading this book, you can see that the gospel and the poor are inextricably intertwined.
  • (4/5)
    I really appreciate what the author is doing with his life, and the way he is choosing to live his life. the book really challenged me to think a lot about the choices i am making. i really liked what he had to say about experiencing more joy in life. at times it was a bit too jesusy for me, but as becky said, if it that is what motivates people then i am all about it. and i do appreciate the fact that he was loud and proud about his christianity because i think that sometimes liberals who are christians can downplay their belief in jesus to be more inclusive of other faiths. both options definately have their value and it's nice to read a book where someone is really proclaiming his beliefs unapologetically.
  • (5/5)
    Although I disagree with many things Shane shares in this book, overall he makes some very good points. It is a easy read that provokes the reader to reconsider what being Christian really means. He is a very genuine person and shares many personal stories. I would highly recommend it, but would caution that it is a work meant to provoke thought. He admits he is no theologian and his teachings may not agree with your beliefs. As a Catholic, I found that this was sometimes the case. Even so, however, the points he brings up are things that every Christian should think about as they discern how to follow Jesus Christ more closely.
  • (4/5)
    I once heard you can glean truths from just about every book even though you may not agree with it in its entirety. This was the case for me in reading "The Irresistible Revolution". Overall, it is a terrific read. Claiborne tells a lot of neat stories about community, grace, serving, and caring for others. Truly, the epitome of Christian love that we are all called to task to. One thing that struck me was his boldness and courage to eat, sleep, and peacefully fight alongside the homeless of Philadelphia while he was in college and continues to do to this day. Furthermore, he goes on to Iraq during the war and serves alongside our Christian brothers as bombs are dropping and exploding in the background. I agree with Claiborne's stand on American imperialism and the need for alternative peaceful measures. However, there are a few things that seemed a bit contradictory to me. He talks a lot about serving and caring for others, but also spends a lot of time talking about himself and what he did. Although he doesn't call himself a liberal it does seem he takes up liberal causes (not that it's bad). There is a lot of talk about renewable energy and being good stewards of the earth's resources. Yet, he often talks a lot about opening up the neighborhood fire hydrant to play in it and wasting one of earth's most precious resources... water. He talks about oppression then quotes from a Communist oppressor, Che Guevara (pg 295), one of progressive liberal's favorite people.All negatives aside, I think this a great book that discusses ways we can be better stewards of what God has given us. Most of all, it provides examples of how to be involved in people's lives, be active in the world, how to better love our enemies and our neighbors instead of the complacency and apathy we find in today's American Christian pop-culture. It would do well for every Christian to read this book alongside David Platt's excellent book entitled, "Radical". It's all about getting out of the comfort zone of the American Dream and serving others in a BIG way that will affect change both on earth and for eternity.
  • (2/5)
    Preaching the way it should be and living it are two different things. I truly do hope that the author walks the walk and isn't only talking the talk.Liberalism and reality are two different things.I read this book marveling at the idealism and smiling at the innocence of youth.
  • (4/5)
    I've rarely heard such an authentic voice in a Christian book. Claiborne passionately delivers his experiences, his beliefs, his struggles, and his dreams to the reader, trying to be both challenging and respectfully humble to the church and community.

    His attitude and heart are a great witness.
  • (4/5)
    Very provocative. Great book on Missional Church. HOWEVER, Claiborne steps in the mudd when he sharply criticizes missions of the typical local church (sure they give with the checkbook, mission trips, donations, etc. but it's not real mission - so we are to believe) and then turns around on his website gladly receiving those checks, donations, volunteers from those missing-the-mark typical local churches. When will people realize that there is a symbiotic/synergistic relationship between old urban ministry and new urban ministry? We need each other, since after all, we, together, are the body of Christ.
  • (5/5)
    a life and mind changing book. will challenge everything you think about how we live and how we should be living. it can be a bit repetititve, but very great stuff. a true prophetic voice! a must read!
  • (3/5)
    I should say going in that there is a lot - A LOT - I admire about Shane Chaiborne. I was listening the other day to a lecture on the Foundations of Western Civilization. The lecturer was speaking of philosophers of the mid antiquity era who felt that people spoke of one philosophy and did another. The draw of the early Christian church, according to him, was that its members actually did what they believed in. Claiborne is similar in this.But no, I could not fully embrace this book. He is a definite inspiration (even though he would deny it). The problem is like many crusaders, he has no room for those who does not follow his path. His path is one of extreme Christian community, where property is given up to the community to use for the Church (big 'C') and one fights for the underpriveleged - those who have none. The books traces his life, showing his theology through the events that formed it. His time serving the poor in Calcutta with Mother Teresa. His time in college fighting for the homeless. It led him to the realization that a major problem is that some of us have lots and others have none. So the solution? Give is all away to your Christian community.This is where my problem is. It is not that we should be ready to give up "our" belongings to help one another. In this we agree. But his call is more radical yet he tries to make it universal. His is a reaction to a society where the lines of communication and community are broken. He seeks to restore them by removing the barrier of materialism. But his rejection comes across less like a rejection of materialism and more like a sneer at people who do not agree. A laugh. Rather than effectively engage people and show what can be accomplished by a little, what can be done by helping people to open their clenching hands and letting go of materialism to embrace community, the book ends up being one note and flat - sell all. By limiting his interpretation to a few verses, he misses on the true joy of people using their different gifts - in business, in ministry, in public service, in anything - and sharing as they can.
  • (4/5)
    Welcome to the world of radical Christian Shane Claiborne, where compassion and brotherly love trump all else. It’s a world of protest rallies, sleeping alongside the homeless, frequent jail time, caring for others alongside Mother Teresa at Calcutta, and visits to leper colonies and wartime Iraq. Shane believes in works, and has written a book for a new generation of Christians who want to live their faith to the fullest. Church is no longer enough: Shane jokes that if someone had a heart attack on Sunday morning, the paramedics would have to take the pulse of half the congregation before they would find the dead person. A friend of his put it this way: “I gave up Christianity in order to follow Jesus.”Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. For Shane, these are no longer repetitious words, atonally muttered in anticipation of a future era. They are today’s conviction.At this point in my book review, I'm supposed to gleefully endorse Shane's revolutionary Christianity. Actually, the book was a bit troubling for me, more so as I saw shades of Jesus himself in its radical suggestions, for I cannot lend my support to some of Shane's teachings, and others, though just as unarguably Christ-like, I find myself unwilling to embrace. I find, like Shane, that Jesus was a radical activist, a role I am uncomfortable with. I agree with Shane that Jesus taught we should literally sell all and follow his humanitarian lead, and the only weak defense I can muster is to point out that that was 2,000 years ago. Shane's energy (fueled by a deep belief in the "Jesus of faith" and the Bible's inerrancy that I cannot share) left me drained and discouraged. I’d like my Jesus served up passive and agreeable, please, even when I know it ain’t so.
  • (5/5)
    As soon as I finished reading this book I ran out and bought another copy which I shoved into my pastor's hands and said, "You have to read this book!" I had never read anything like it. I realize that I am idealistic, but the idea of being able to turn the world upside down by simply living your life for Jesus is a delightful one. Shane made me realize that you don't have to be Jesus to make a difference in the world. In some small way all of us not only can, but are expected to. Jesus asks for nothing less.
  • (5/5)
    This is such an important book. Amazing and lovely, rooted in Scripture and overflowing with the love that Jesus has for humankind.