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

Zondervan, 2008

Jesus for President is a radical manifesto to awaken the Christian political imagination, reminding us that our ultimate hope lies not in partisan political options but in Jesus and the incarnation of the peculiar politic of the church as a people “set apart” from this world. In what can be termed lyrical theology, Jesus for President poetically weaves together words and images to sing (rather than dictate) its message. It is a ...


Common Prayer Pocket Edition: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Zondervan, 2012

Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps individuals and today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of various liturgical prayer traditions, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. This convenient and portable book also includes tools for prayer scattered throughout to aid those unfamiliar ...


Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence
Preston Sprinkle

David C. Cook, 2013

Fight explores violence in the Bible and challenges us to live out Jesus’ call to non-violence. With prophetic relevance, New York Times bestselling author Preston Sprinkle tackles the controversy surrounding violence and grapples with surprising conclusions. Anyone who has struggled with the morality of violence will appreciate this convincing biblical guide.


Economy of Love: Creating a Community of Enough
Relational Tithe, Shane Claiborne, ...

The House Studio, 2010

America thrives on a simple message-that what we currently have is not enough. Not big enough, not nice enough, not fast or hip enough.The American dream is based on wanting more. But does God’s dream for the world look like the American Dream?In this five-week study, unpack what the patterns of God’s kingdom look like compared to the patterns of our world. What is the value of enough, and how do we become more like the God who is close to ...


Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development
Wayne Gordon, John M. Perkins

IVP Books, 2013

Already with decades of experience speaking prophetically into the charged racial climate of the American south, John Perkins began to see a need for organized thinking and collaborative imagination about how the church engages urban ministry. And so the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) was born, with Wayne Gordon an immediate and enthusiastic participant. Nearly thirty years later CCDA’s eight key components of community ...


Let Justice Roll Down
John M. Perkins

Baker Books, 2012

His brother died in his arms, shot by a deputy marshall. He was beaten and tortured by the sheriff and state police. But through it all he returned good for evil, love for hate, progress for prejudice, and brought hope to black and white alike. The story of John Perkins is no ordinary story. Rather, it is a gripping portrayal of what happens when faith thrusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression, and injustice. It is ...


The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus
David Janzen

Paraclete Press, 2012


The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time
Tom Sine

IVP Books, 2008

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed," Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, "nothing will be impossible for you." That sounds good, but does it work in a world where seeds are genetically altered by an impatient few and hard to come by for countless others? In a world where the gulf between the very rich and the profoundly poor is constantly growing, can a mustard-seed faith make any difference? And can such a little bit of faith be ...


The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Zondervan, 2012

According to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, faithful action is always inspired and sustained by common convictions—the basic truths that have sustained God’s people throughout every generation. The Awakening of Hope re-presents Christian faith by beginning with stories of faithful witness and asking, Why? Why do Christians eat together? Why do we fast? Why would we rather die than kill? These are the questions that help us see why creation ...


The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
Shane Claiborne

Zondervan, 2006

Living as an Ordinary Radical Many of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a check to feed starving children or hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that ...


La revolución de las letras rojas: ¿Y si Jesús realmente quiso decir lo que dijo? (Spanish Edition)
Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo

Grupo Nelson, 2014

Para todos los cristianos que se hallan en conflicto entre las palabras de Jesús y la realidad de sus propias vidas, y para todos los no cristianos que sienten que muy ocasionalmente se ven los mandamientos de Jesús reflejados en las elecciones que hacen sus seguidores,  La revolución de las letras rojas  constituirá una guía para   un nuevo tipo de cristiandad, conscientemente centrado en las palabras de Jesús que aparecen en las ...


Athanasius: The Life of Antony of Egypt (Classics in Spiritual Formation)
Albert Haase

IVP Books, 2012

Athanasius, one of the most influential church fathers in history, records in his Life of Antony of Egypt the story of another extremely influential figure of early Christianity. In these pages we read of St. Antony's early life, his retreat into the desert and his famous spiritual battles. Albert Haase's work gives us access to a masterwork of spiritual formation, that we too might know the God of the universe as richly and deeply as ...


Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?
Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo

Thomas Nelson, 2012

For all the Christians facing conflict between Jesus’ words and their own lives , for all the non-Christians who feel they rarely see Jesus’ commands reflected in the choices of his followers, Red Letter Revolution is a blueprint for a new kind of Christianity, one consciously centered on the words of Jesus, the Bible’s “red letters.” Framed as a captivating dialogue between Shane Claiborne, a progressive young evangelical, and ...


From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling My Love for Catholicism
Chris Haw

Ave Maria Press, 2012

The bestselling coauthor of Jesus for President chronicles his spiritual journey through evangelical Christianity and his return to Catholicism. A respectful and engaging look at the megachurch movement and a heartfelt expression of love for the Catholic Church's liturgy and its commitment to the poor. In the spirit of Merton's Seven Storey Mountain and Dorothy Day's The Long Loneliness , Chris Haw's From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart ...


Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships
Tim Otto, Shane Claiborne (Foreword)

Cascade Books, 2014

Rather than embracing the conflict around gay relationships as an opportunity for the church to talk honestly about human sexuality, Christians continue to hurt one another with the same tired arguments that divide us along predictable political battle lines. If the world is to ''know that we are Christians by our love,'' the church needs to discover better ways to live out the deep unity we share in Christ as we engage with politics and our ...


Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World
Christopher L. Heuertz

IVP Books, 2008

Chris Heuertz believes that any true path to spiritual sight ought to be simple. While he's not a contemplative and hardly a mystic, Chris has found, in the Bible and in his work with impoverished people, evidence of a simple spirituality. This way of humility, community, simplicity, submission and brokenness will help you see--no matter how dark things get.


Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

IVP Books, 2008

"Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." —from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily ...


Living Mission: The Vision and Voices of New Friars

IVP Books, 2010

There is a new trend afoot, one that goes against the prevailing Western model, influenced by the values and principles of international commerce. Presented here are five "signs of life," showcased by this network of movements best referred to as "new friars." God's kingdom in the hands of the people of God, the contributors to this book show us, is first and foremost incarnational, which leads necessarily to gospel witness that is devotional, ...


Follow Me to Freedom: Leading and Following As an Ordinary Radical
John M. Perkins, Shane Claiborne

Regal, 2009

Re-imagine Leading and Following in a World Longing for True Justice, Compassion and Freedom Followers of Christ yearn to see the world changed in compassionate, positive, effective ways. As prophetic voices, Shane Claiborne and John Perkins lead the way in this move to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. One is young, a self proclaimed reformed redneck who grew up in the hills of Tennessee and now lives in inner city Philadelphia and the ...


La revolución de las letras rojas: ¿Y si Jesús realmente quiso decir lo que dijo? (Spanish Edition)

Grupo Nelson, 2014

Para todos los cristianos que se hallan en conflicto entre las palabras de Jesús y la realidad de sus propias vidas, y para todos los no cristianos que sienten que muy ocasionalmente se ven los mandamientos de Jesús reflejados en las elecciones que hacen sus seguidores,  La revolución de las letras rojas  constituirá una guía para   un nuevo tipo de cristiandad, conscientemente centrado en las palabras de Jesús que aparecen en las ...



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