Monday, March 31, 2008

Jesus for president

I love what this guy, Shane Claiborne, has to say in his books. I loved his first book Irresistible Revolution.

Book Review: Jesus for President (Part 1)

Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw condemn the church's adulterous affair with political power.

We are seeing more and more that the church has fallen in love with the state and that this love affair is killing the church’s imagination. The powerful benefits and temptations of running the world’s largest superpower have bent the church’s identity. Having power at its fingertips, the church often finds “guiding the course of history” a more alluring goal than following the crucified Christ. Too often the patriotic values of pride and strength triumph over the spiritual virtues of humility, gentleness, and sacrificial love.

As you can tell, subtlety is not what Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw were aiming for when they co-wrote, Jesus for President. Apart from the provocative content—a mix of stories, biblical narrative, and political manifesto—even the look of the book provokes a reaction. The pages are filled with photography, artwork, doodles, and strange typesetting. Some will appreciate the book’s creative format and others will find the style too different—not unlike the authors themselves.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Amy said...

Thanks for your blog post about Jesus for President! I just wanted to let you know there are 2 videos of Shane speaking about Jesus for President, plus audio clips, visuals, and a blog tour at this link:

http://zondervan.typepad.com/zondervan/2008/03/jesus-for-pre-1.html

Please feel free to join the blog tour.

Blessings,

Amy

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