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Jesus for President

March 20, 2008

I’m working my way through Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw’s Jesus for President right now.  It’s especially interesting in light of the presidential campaigns right now.

The book is a phenomenal read.  Not quite as random as Irresistible Revolution, but just as powerful. 

Jesus for President is a project in renewing the imagination of the church in the United States and those who would seek to know Jesus.  I love quotes like this:

A great paradox and humor of God’s audacious power:  a stuttering prophet will be the voice of God, a barren old lady will become the mother of a nation, a shepherd boy will become their king, and a homeless baby will lead them home. 

The book walks through the narrative of the Scriptures with a political, grassroots lens from the margins.  It’s such a contrast from how I was exposed to the biblical text early in my Christian journey.  I’m encouraged on every page and feel honored that I’ve inherited such a wonderful Story as I read it.

The biggest thing with the book for most will probably be the packaging.  Each page is uniquely designed and arranged.  It definitely appeals to the senses.  My only problem is I love writing and underlining throughout all the books I read, and this one is just too beautiful to mark up.

Lon Wong,

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