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 peoples' 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.
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Yes, with caution about their practice of eisegesis.
It is quite unique although it follows much of what the emerging church espouses.
Claiborne and Campolo work well together. I personally believe their views of the church today and their response is where Christianity needs to move. With that said, it drove me nuts listening to them quote book, chapter and verse almost every minute to prove their point. The very thing they criticize of other Christians, they do themselves. Had they presented their ideas (based upon their understanding of the Scriptures) without the eisegesis, it might have made them more credible biblical scholars. So, if you can get past this, their ideas and practices are, in my opinion, spot-on for the Church today.
If you have never heard of the Red Letter Christians, this book will be a great introduction to who they are. If you follow the Red Letter Christians and are familiar with their theology, this book hardly scratches the surface. Don't expect to go deeper. There are more profound blogs on their website than what was discussed in this book. Don't get me wrong, there were about three parts that I thought made excellent points; however, if you are already aware of who the Red Letter Christians are, there really are no surprises in this book and you won't learn anything new from it.
No. Good or bad, right or wrong, I love studying religion.
The narrators voices were pretty annoying but especially the guy doing Shane Claiborne's voice. It was so high pitched and whimsical. I think Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne should have read this book themselves, since it is their dialogue.
Two people talking back and forth for over 7 hours? No.
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