I just finished the book Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo. One thing is for sure, this is a movement I had never heard of, and it was extremely interesting to read about this movement. When I started reading the book, I started jotting down some of my favorite thoughts. These are two of the first ones:
"The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians... pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly."
"Over the past few decades, our Christianity has become obsessed with what Christians believe rather than how Christians live. We talk a lot about doctrines but little about practice. But in Jesus we don't just see a presentation of doctrines but an invitation to join a movement that is about demonstrating God's goodness to the world. Jesus did not send us into the world to make believers but to make disciples. We can end up with a church full of believers, but followers of Jesus can be hard to come by."
I really loved both of these quotes. Every chapter in this book talks about a different topic - everything from economics to abortion to racism to national debt to hell to the global church... nothing is off-limits. You can tell these two men are very firm in their beliefs. I do respect that, even though I don't agree with many of their views, at least they stand up for what they believe in.
If you are firm in your faith and beliefs I would recommend this book to you. They say some very interesting things and they have great ideas for being the hands and feet of Christ. I love their views on finances and missions, and helping impoverished nations, and I think they have great intentions in writing this book.
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