Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Irresistible Revolution


My brother gave me The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne for Christmas. I just started to read it today (during my snow day!!!). I have only read the Intro and Author's Note, but I really like it so far. There was a line that resonated with me and what I have been trying out this past year.
"There is a generation that stops complaining about the church it sees and becomes the church it dreams of. And this little revolution is irresistible. It is a contagious revolution that dances, laughs and loves." p24

I know that my little house church is not even a blip on the radar, but it means so much to me. It has allowed me to stop complaining, stop being to cynical and stop being so discouraged by what I see. Like Claiborne says, I feel like I can help create a church I have dreamed of. A church that is a community. A church that seeks to be spirit-led after prayerful consideration. A church that is a family.

I am excited to read more in my book. I love that God is bigger than any box we try to fit him into and that loving Him can come in many shapes and sizes.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Claire,
I read this while I was gone and I absolutely loved it! I hope you enjoy it. Have you read The Shack yet? It's real good, too!
-Rachel

Joe said...

im so glad you are enjoying it! can't to have a coffee chat about it via cell phone :)

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