Red Letter Christianity Paperback

Living the Words of Jesus No Matter the Cost

by Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo

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Red Letter Christianity

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'Red Letter Christianity' gives you the thoughts of two revolutionary authors who both believe the 'red letter words' spoken by Jesus are more than just letters of a different shade, they literally contain everything we need to know, believe and live by.

'Red Letter Christianity' is a both encouraging and challenging read that will awaken you to Jesus' call to live a revolutionary life. Shaine Claiborne (author of 'The Irresistible Revolution' and circus enthusiast) and Tony Campolo (author of 'Let Me Tell You A Story') are both red letter Christians. Meaning: they take Jesus seriously by endeavoring to live out His radical, counter-cultural teachings as set forth in Scripture, and especially embracing the lifestyle prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount.

The pair toured the UK in August 2012, stopping in Birkenhead, Southampton and Belfast, to promote the book and their message, with Rend Collective tagging along to lead worship. Confronting today's most pressing issues - such as consumerism, the gap between the rich and the poor and the environment - is not the responsibility of our government, it's something Jesus commands. These red letter should keep us up at night.

Red Letter Christianity by Shane Claiborne; Tony Campolo was published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2012 and is our 15076th best seller. The ISBN for Red Letter Christianity is 9781444745382.

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Jesus said a lot of challenging things – about loving our enemies, our attitude to the poor, and the way we speak about others.

But how seriously do we really take his words? What if Jesus really meant what he said? And what if doing what he told us really made a difference – to the whole world?

Red Letter Christianity explores the crucial issues facing followers of Jesus today, including global poverty and injustice, the growth of the church, sexuality, the environment – and many more.

Shane Claiborne is the bestselling author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President. He is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia. Acclaimed preacher Tony Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in Pennsylvania, and was a spiritual adviser to Bill Clinton. He is the author of Letters to a Young Evangelical, Speaking My Mind and Which Jesus?
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Part 1- Red Letter Theology:
On History
On Community
On the Church
On Liturgy
On Saints
On Hell
On Islam
On Economics

Part 2 - Red Letter Living:
On Family
On Pro-Life
On Environmentalism
On Women
On Racism
On Homosexuality
On Immigration
On Civil Disobedience
On Giving

Part 3 - Red Letter World:
On Empire
On Politics
On War and Violence
On National Debts
On the Middle East
On the Global Church
On Reconciliation
On Missions
On Resurrection

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Shane Claiborne:

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Red Letter Christianity will challenge you to take literally the words of Jesus printed red in the four gospels. Two authors show how the words spoken by Jesus, his life, death and resurrection are about restoration not retribution. Their Red Letter approach to Christianity honours Jesus by living out his radical, teaching through the counter-cultural lifestyle described in his sermon on the mount.


('Red Letter Revolution' is the US title of the this book 'Red Letter Christianity' published for the UK, so the endorsements here apply to the UK edition too.)

"Jesus did not mince words and neither do Shane and Tony. The Good News of the Gospels is that Jesus guides us with lessons that are abundantly clear; there are no ambiguities, no rationalization of war, oppression, wealth, or of the disgraceful economic divide that threatens to consume us. In Red Letter Revolution, the uncompromised truth of Jesus' teachings are given voice by two modern-day Christian leaders who do more than preach this Good News. They walk the talk and lead the way." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

"This book, by a young and an elderly Christian, will help you decide how we Christians could change the world if we took the

"Reading two of my favourite authors banter back and forth about Jesus and the set-apart life challenged me in all the best ways. What does it mean to honor Jesus

"The conversation between Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo, well known for their clear evangelical witness on the front lines of poverty, justice, discrimination, and economics in America, is a generous invitation to us to join their conversation as they take the words of Jesus serious, literally, and obediently. Red Letter Revolution is an adrenaline-producing conversation with prophetic bite." - Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College and author of The Message Bible.

"I started reading this book and couldn't stop. Now Red Letter Revolution travels with me everywhere I go

"Shane and Tony? Talking freely and honestly about almost everything under the sun-telling stories, quoting stats, giving insights? Seriously? Now that's a book I'd give my friends..." - Rob Bell, author of Love Wins and Velvet Elvis.

"In their own unique ways, Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo have reinvigorated the debates around life, politics and theology. This is an exciting collaboration and conversation between two people truly committed to living out what Jesus teaches in the Scriptures, and in Red Letter Revolution, they are challenging us to do the same. Both Tony and Shane are friends I deeply respect and admire. This is a must-read book for anyone who is seeking to take Jesus

"Few people have touched the conscience of the church - or that of myself and my own family - like Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne. But the passion that flows through them that matters most is the passion of Jesus for so many on the margins of life who are urgently loved by the One who - though He was rich - yet He became poor for our sakes. I am grateful for their work and thought and lives. May the words of Jesus grip the world once more with the urgent conviction of impatient love." - John Ortberg, author, speaker, and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

"Eavesdrop on a conversation between two of the Christianity's great storytellers Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo. Take time to truly glean from the decades of wisdom and service that Tony freely offers as he engages Shane's awe-shucks styled wisdom and joy for life. This book embodies why both continue to be critical voices in today

"Muslims revere Jesus as a messenger of God. In Red Letter Revolution, Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo demonstrate how Jesus' words and example apply to our broken world today. Claiborne and Campolo remind us that Jesus was the champion of the poor, the despised, and the outcast, rather than the powerful or the wealthy. Muslims have a deep respect for Jesus, and we know the world would be a better place if Christians took his words seriously. This book does just that." - Sami Rasouli, Muslim Peacemaker Teams, Najaf, Iraq.

"Red Letter Revolution will challenge you and launch you into our world as an agent of transformation, a pursuer of justice, a lover of people, and an all-out follower of Jesus." - Rev. Oreon Trickey, associate pastor of Congregational Life, LaSalle Street Church, Chicago.

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Details for Red Letter Christianity

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (September 2012)
Number of Pages288
Thickness21 mm
Height233 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4030118
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