Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

Book Review:
Red Letter Revolution
Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo

I have to say that this book is not that memorable except for the fact that it took a lot for me to finish it. It felt as if the book didn't really know what it was doing and the authors still had a long ways to go before they figured out where the book was going.

It may have been the writing style. It was like I was really just reading an email conversation between two people who had similar views but different ways of living it out. (The only time I have liked this style of writing it Screwtape Letters) It was almost like finding out the difference between the old order Amish and new order Amish. Are you the old order, laid back want to stick to your side of the country red letter Christian? Or are you the new order, dread lock wearing, travel to where you are most needed red letter Christian?

I also am not big on putting so much emphasis on the New Testament and basically throwing out the Old. To me the 2 are like the Trinity. You can't put too much emphasis on needs to be balanced. God is God. Are the words said through Jesus more important than the words spoken by God in the OT? I think not...but the authors of this book think they are. 

I do love however their wiliness to live out what Jesus said. This is where I agree with them 100%! Following Jesus in living a lifestyle not just speaking words. Honestly though I can't say I enjoyed this book or would suggest it for reading material. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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