Best-selling authors Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo talk candidly about the life and teaching of Jesus and the wisdom he offers our fractured world.
It is time to re-imagine the world and the way we live—the old patterns of politics, economics, and religion that aren’t working. It’s time for a new kind of Christianity. In Red Letter Revolution, best-selling authors Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo take on the hardest issues facing our world. They show that Jesus’ example is relevant and revolutionary and call us back to a Christianity that looks like him again. In this ambitious project, they mine the words of Jesus—the “red letters” of Scripture—asking the simple question, “What if we lived out the stuff he said?”
From the power in Washington to the poverty in rural towns to the broken systems everywhere else, the world is looking for salvation. But this salvation is not just for people’s souls—it’s for schools, governments, churches, and families.
Red Letter Revolution is about politics, but it’s fresh. It’s about theology, but it’s real. It’s about economics, but it’s interesting. It’s about Jesus, who longs to transform the world despite the embarrassing things his followers have done in his name. For conservatives and progressives, skeptics and believers, Red Letter Revolution undertakes the world-shaping mission to understand how Jesus’ words could change everything—if we’d only give them a chance.
- Becoming a Red Letter Christian
This book is amazing. Few Christians out there stand out to me as much as Shane Claiborne does. I think this is because Shane not only calls for Christian life to be radical, but shows in his own life just how radical it can be. He practices what he preaches and gives us all a good look at what Jesus looked like when He walked the earth.
So many hot button issues are touched on in this book that it really becomes somewhat of a guide to Christian living in today's day and culture. I consider it a must read, especially because there are many issues brought to light in this book that many Christians may have never even thought about.
Though I've been a Christian my whole life, this was one of the first books that really got me to catch Jesus and set Him as a prime example in life. It taught me what a "Red Letter Christian" really is.
- A good listen, Enjoyed the differences
Tony and Shane are really two of a kind, and very similar in outlook, they want to challenge themselves and others. In this book they do just that, it is not in your face type stuff, BUT they really want to challenge "US".
Jesus words are important, and are we living them????
- Missed opportunities
Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne excitedly share their views on several social topics, all under the umbrella of "the red letters." The only problem? They speak for Jesus when Jesus didn't speak to many of the topics. Since Jesus didn't say anything about homosexuality, the authors feel free to speak for Jesus in affirming all people, even if they might be gay. That's just one topic where I wish they'd given a more balanced look at some very complex issues. Perhaps there should have been two more authors with opposing points of view. The book is written well, and some of the ideas are very good. Some, however, are just wrong. Then again, I'm speaking for Jesus. :)
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