May 20, 2009

Great Quote from Shane Claiborne

I am starting to read The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. I found the following statement at the beginning of the book, and much of my journey has echoed its cry...

Many of us find ourselves estranged from the narrow issues that define conservatives and from the shallow spirituality that marks liberals. We are thirsty for social justice and peace but have a hard time finding a faith community that is consistently pro-life or that recognizes that there are "moral issues" other than homosexuality and abortion, moral issues like war and poverty. So some folks just end up trying to save individual souls from their sins, and others end up trying to save the world from "the system." But rarely do we see that the sickness of our world has infected each of us, and that the healing of our world not only begins within us but does not end with us.
Check out my review of Irresistible Revolution.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciated this book very much. Saw Shane speak at the CCDA conference in Cincinnati last fall. He has a distinctive and engaging style.