I finally borrowed a copy of Shane Claiborne's The Irresistible Revolution and got a lot out of it. Shane's experiences have given him a lot of personal insight into the frictions that exist inside the wide scope of Christian responses to scripture. As a result, it is very difficult to argue with much of what Shane has to say unless you have also walked similar paths. He does a great job of challenging the reader to look at Christianity in a new way.
You might read this book and say, "I need to do all those things Shane does in order to be a good Christian", but I appreciate Claiborne saying that's not exactly the case. The point of his book is for you to see that people are in need everywhere and in all walks of life. If you want to see Christianity change for the better, it starts with you serving your fellow man by getting involved in their lives. At least that's the big take away from me.
Although, I didn't agree with everything he had to say, I was inspired and challenged. There were a lot of things that caused me to think and that made it a great read.