Shane Claiborne – Writers on the Classics #1

January 4, 2013 — 5 Comments


Shane ClaiborneIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.


Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication.  ERB Editor Chris Smith has a new piece on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.


We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.


We launch this series with a list of classics by Shane Claiborne.

Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a Christian community in Philadelphia and author of the bestselling book The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical.


Dorothy Day: Selected Writings
Robert Ellsberg, ed.

The Violence of Love
By Oscar Romero
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Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Paulo Freire

Letter from a Birmingham Jail
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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