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The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality Into Your Daily Life

The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality Into Your Daily Life

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By (author) John Michael Talbot, By (author) Steve Rabey

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  • Publisher: PLUME
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 180mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2009
  • ISBN 10: 0452278341
  • ISBN 13: 9780452278349
  • Sales rank: 310,242

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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.

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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.