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Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said? Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 9, 2012
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About the Author
Shane Claiborne is an activist, author of Jesus for President, coauthor of Common Prayer, and is a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.
Tony Campolo (Ph.D., Temple University) is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and the author of a dozen books, including Revolution and Renewal, Let me Tell You a Story, and 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to touch. --This text refers to the Digital edition.
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Overall, Red Letter Revolution is an important read for those seeking to understand what it means to be Evangelical without being tied to the Republican Party. With the configuration of many chapters, one can easily infer that the elder academic activist Campolo is passing the torch to the much younger experiential activist Claiborne. Both men exhibit an intentionally narrow focus on the so-called words of Jesus that unfortunately blinds them to much of the wisdom of the early Christian tradition, including words written decades before the gospels.
Sadly, too many Christians in America seem to have lost a connection to the words that Christ spoke in His ministry here on earth. Even those in high profile positions, who claim to speak for Christians, at times espouse ideas that are diametrically opposed to those "red letter" words in the Bible spoken by Jesus. Perhaps if we did a little less "cherry picking" of verses from Leviticus and other "clobber phrases" and instead concentrated on the consistent message in Jesus' teachings, we might be able to get along with each other better, and further facilitate the coming Kingdom. Focusing on what Jesus said and what He told us we should do (and should not do) is a good idea for all of us.