If you’ve read through my blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of Shane Claiborne. Huge. His book, “Irresistible Revolution” was a major catalyst in our decision to sell our house, downsize, and spread the love. You can imagine my excitement when his second book came out. Oh yes. He’s back at it! This one is called “Jesus For President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals“. Here is a little amazon.com review snippet for ya:
Here is the must-read election-year book for Christian Americans. What should Christians do when allegiances to the state clash with personal faith? Haw and Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution) slice through politics as usual and well past the superficial layers of the culture wars with their lucid exploration of how Christians can and should relate to presidents and kings, empire and government. Their entertaining yet provocative tour of the Bible’s social and economic order makes even the most abstruse Levitical laws come alive for our era. They also provide a valuable political context for Christ’s life, reminding readers that Jesus did not preach the need to put God back into government—he urged his followers to live by a different set of rules altogether, to hold themselves apart as peculiar people. The compelling writing is enhanced by a lavish, eye-popping layout. The pages are a riot of textured callouts, colors, photos and fonts—the perfect packaging for a message that must compete in a world of sound bites. With this second book, Claiborne emerges as an affable, intelligent, humorous prophet of his generation, calling people out of business-as-usual in a corrupt world and back to the radically different social order of the biblical God.
You can read about the book tour here and read the main website here (the tour is over now…but they drove a veggie bus!). I haven’t read all of the book yet…but I am loving it so far. Even the formatting and layout is cool. I’ll be back to discuss my favorite parts Now go get yourself a great new book!