23 March 2007

bold statement

Tonight we read this quote from Irrestible Revolution by Shane Claiborne:
"As we consider what it means to be 'born again,' as the evangelical jargon goes, we must ask what it means to be born again into a family in which our sisters and brothers are starving to death. Then we begin to see why rebirth and redistribution [of wealth] are inextricably bound up in one another..."
Intrigued? Check out more quotes from the book that Jennifer (another parent of a Liberian beauty) has kindly posted so we can benefit without buying the book. (Peter actually wants to buy it, but I said we have to wait until we read a few more of the books from the already existing pile.) The author makes many bold statements, and he isn't all talk. When I looked on Amazon, I discovered that he founded The Simple Way, an impressive community in Philadelphia that we've been interested in visiting for a while now.

2 comments:

Dono & Laurie said...

This book has been on my to read list for.....ummm, 1 year now! it's always checked out or on hold a the library...it sounds like a good one to own. I may just try and find a cheap copy. looking forward to reading it!!!

Tom Grosh said...

Check out http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life_article.php?id=7194 for an intro to Shane, there is also a podcast Interview with 'The Simple Way' founders Shane and Jamie Moffett at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/podcastarchive.php (January 5, 2007, 26 minutes in)