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.
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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.