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Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals | [Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw]

Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals

As a follow-up to his best seller The Irresistible Revolution, Claiborne issues a radical manifesto on Christian political imagination - that our hope lies not in partisan options but in Jesus and the incarnation of the church as "set apart" from this world. A thoughtful and lyrical examination of the relationship between faith and allegiance for modern-day saints.
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As a follow-up to his best seller The Irresistible Revolution, Claiborne issues a radical manifesto on Christian political imagination - that our hope lies not in partisan options but in Jesus and the incarnation of the church as "set apart" from this world. A thoughtful and lyrical examination of the relationship between faith and allegiance for modern-day saints.

©2008 Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw; (P)2008 Zondervan

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    Candace Chellew-Hodge Camden, SC 01-12-09
    Candace Chellew-Hodge Camden, SC 01-12-09 Member Since 2003

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    "Great but beware"

    This book is amazing as it re-contextualizes the Bible with an eye toward social justice and reform. The "musical" interludes however, are highly irritating and detract greatly from the power of this book. I don't know why thought they were a good idea - but they are unbearable.

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    Benjamin Snyder Wilmore, KY 10-27-09
    Benjamin Snyder Wilmore, KY 10-27-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Challenging, but falls short in handling Scripture"

    Jesus for President is certainly challenging. Not so much on an intellectual level as a social / philosophical level. The point of the book is to elicit a political response in Christians, and the book certainly accomplishes this goal. I would say their point is to elicit somewhat of an anti-political stance, one of provocation against human government.

    This book certainly caused me to reflect on my current beliefs, and to consider new thoughts I have not yet had. I would take issue with the authors treatment of many texts of Scripture, however, and do not agree with many of their conclusions. To their credit, I believe that they practice what they preach (according to their own testimony), and I applaud their pursuit to be pleasing to God, but wonder how much of their passion is truly tied to Scripture and how much is tied to their political passion.

    If you want a challenge to your political views, regardless of what side you take, it's a worthy read. The audio version could do well without the songs interspersed between chapters however... it detracts from the book.

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