Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 320 pages
$ 18.99
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 14 reviews

A must read.

Karia L Basta

Anything by Fr. Richard is thought provoking.

Rose Kamerer
Eager to love

Very well written and interesting book. I haven't finished it

Pamela A. Bolton
Eager to Love

I haven’t read it yet but I love Richard Rohr and I love Saint Francis so I am anxious to read it soon.

Steven Wallenhorst
Excellent and Thoughtful

A beautiful and thoughtful work on St. Francis and the Alternative Orthodoxy. It will be read and re-read.

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 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:  $ 18.99