Item description for St. Francis and the Foolishness of God by Marie Dennis, Maire Dennis & Stuart Taylor...
To those who long to do something about inequity and poverty, about consuming consumerism and spiritual emptiness. The mystical and the earthly, liberations and faithfulness, literal poverty as well as the blessed poverty of the spirit.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 1993
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 0883448998 ISBN13 9780883448991
Availability 0 units.
More About Marie Dennis, Maire Dennis & Stuart Taylor
Ched Myers es teologo, educador, autor y activista trabajando con Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries en el sur de California.
Marie Dennis currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
Reviews - What do customers think about St. Francis and the Foolishness of God?
...okay this was on my wish list for waaaay too long... Feb 22, 2003
I finally bought it, and I'm more than glad I did. This book is not at all what I thought it would be about --- it is so much more. Initially, I thought it would be another book about the life of St. Francis which, of late, I've been quite taken with. This book, though, has more to do with how we can make our faith real --- how we can really respond --- in light of a needy world around us. This is just what the doctor ordered. I say this reluctantly, but reading a chapter is almost better than going to church. I close this book at night with the understanding that I've got to get out there and DO something; I feel like I CAN make some small difference in this world, and that means so much to me. I'm at that point where I WANT to change, WANT to make sacrifices, WANT to be conformed to what God wants me to be. I want desperately not to be an 'average' Christian who longs for the same dusty, lifeless, rusting things the world does. This book reminds me that Francis, in his life, was not afraid to give up personal comfort and familiarity. When he finally overcame the greatest personal obstacle for him --- learning to love the leper -- he was freed from within, freed from that nasty monster that can entangle so many of us. Reflecting on his unique experience, I am compelled to look at my own prejudices, those things about people that keep me from loving them completely. I can't remember the last time a church sermon so compelled me. I highly recommend this book, and encourage you to grow in ways far outside the box.
This is a great book for a reflection group. Sep 2, 1998
St. Francis and the Foolishness of God is not just about St. Francis, but about themes that touch all of our lives. There are reflection questions at the end of each section and an invitation to share stories. I recommend this book for personal and group reflection.