Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 320 pages
$ 21.99
Globally recognized as an ecumenical teacher, Richard Rohr started out—and remains—a Franciscan friar. The loving, inclusive life and preaching of Francis of Assisi make him a recognizable and beloved saint across many faith traditions. He was, as Rohr notes, “a master of ‘making room for it’ and letting go of that which was tired or empty.” Francis found an “alternative way” to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel. Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.Stock #: B53140

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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Madeline Zechman
Eager to Love

Fr. Rohr demonstrates how St. Francis has totally absorbed the Gospel message and lived it. He gives practical ways of following St. Francis' example. It is so obvious how deeply Fr. Rohr loves being a Franciscan and practicing "The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi".

Joanne Hough

Excellent service

Monica Cullum
Great thoughts

It is hard for me to give an unbiased review since I always look forward the Rohr's thoughts. Also I am coming to understand why we should relate to St.Francis encouragement to follow the gospels in these days of political and social chaos. Both

John Scully

I have not read the book yet

Sister Julie Grote

I already sent a response. Did you not read it? The book is excellent. However there are a number of blank pages, leaving out some of the message. Did others also get such copies??

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under WaterFalling UpwardImmortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B53140

ISBN:  9781632531407

Publication Date:  9/30/2016

BISAC:  RELIGION/Christian Living/Spiritual Growth

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  133.35 mm X 215.9 mm X
(Approx. 5.25 in X 8.5 in X )

Pages:  320

List Price:  $ 21.99