Item description for The Riches of Simplicity: Selected Writings of Francis and Clare (Upper Room Spiritual Classics-Series 2) by Francis, Clare & Timothy Jones...
Overview Perhaps no one has captivated the hearts of such a wide spectrum of Christians as Francis and Clare. These 13th century saints are depicted through biographical vignettes as well as prayers, letters, and other writings.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.03" Width: 4.25" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher Upper Room Books
Series Upper Room Spiritual Classics 2
ISBN 0835808343 ISBN13 9780835808347
Availability 0 units.
More About Francis, Clare & Timothy Jones
Jon M. Sweeney is the author of many books including "The St. Francis Prayer Book" and "The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation," which was recently optioned by HBO, Inc.
Francis was born in 1182 and died in 1226.
Francis has published or released items in the following series...
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Great Primary Source for Christian History and Homeschoolers Jul 7, 2008
Last year I used *Francis and Clare: The Complete Works* (Paulist Press) for a course in medieval literature and history at the classical school where I teach. We found it rather dry for high school students and, for the coming year, have adopted this volume, *The Riches of Simplicity* (Upper Room Spiritual Classics). Advantages: (a) it's shorter; (b) it's considerably less expensive; (c) it includes an excerpt from a contemporary of Francis, Thomas of Celano, as well as the famous "Wolf of Gubbio" tale from *The Little Flowers of St. Francis*; (d) it includes suggestions for group reading; and(e) its introduction gives a thumbnail sketch of Francis' and Clare's accomplishments in a highly readable style suitable for teen readers. Both Catholic and Protestant readers will come away with both head knowledge and heart knowledge of a man and woman so devoted to the cause of Christ that they bucked the medieval system to bring their mission to the streets of twelfth-century Europe and beyond.