Eager to Love : The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Richard Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 144 x 223 x 29mm | 458g
- 14 Aug 2014
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Rohr is a wonderfully appealing writer, making past ideas and future hopes open to all. The language uses new concepts, but is everywhere present in an approachable and easy style.I mentioned the three appendices. These are also compelling if advanced ideas. These are very important, and not just tacked on. The appendix dealing with God as a person for instance will provide many people with fruitful thoughts, but may also change them. -- Peter Costello The Irish Catholic Richard Rohr's books are always eagerly awaited. In this new hardback, Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, looks closely at 'the alternative way' of St Francis of Assisi, one of the Christian church's most popular saints. All in all, this is an attractive package with a stunning cover. Together Magazine Spirituality writer, Richard Rohr's books are always eagerly awaited. In this new hardback, Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, looks closely at 'the alternative way' of St Francis of Assisi, one of the Christian church's most popular saints. All in all, this is an attractive package with a stunning cover. Eddie Olliffe Blog Good writing has the ability to challenge our assumptions and make us better people. This is why we do what we do. Together Magazine I love books that make you want to put them down and practise what they are preaching. There are times when you may not go along with all of Rohr's theology, but that's OK, as there is so much to glean that is wonderful Christianity Magazine
About Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr is a globally recognised Catholic and Christian teacher focusing on mystical and transformational traditions and is the founder and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the Rohr Institute. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Yes, And...: Daily Meditations; Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life; and Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.