Synopses & Reviews
The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency. In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, Compassion, Solitude, Service, and Prayer, each chapter includes excerpts from the writings of St. Francis, as well as those of his followers and biographers. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, The Lessons Of St. Francis offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues into our own lives today.
The inspiring example of a beloved, profoundly human saint provides gentle guidance on the path to peacefulness and joy in a hectic age. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, the book offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues in our own lives today. Includes dozens of meditations, exercises, and practical suggestions. 20 b&w photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -255).
About the Author
Steve Rabey, co-author of The Lessons Of St. Francis (Dutton), has written on religion for the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and other magazines, and has been the Religion Editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. He resides in Colorado Springs, CO.
Table of Contents
1. A Tangible Saint
14. Francis: His Life and Legacy