St Francis and the Foolishness of God
By: Marie Dennis and Stuart Taylor
This truly wonderful book introduces you anew to the person of Francis--the 'truly catholic' and always contemporary saint. There will be no Christianity as usual for those who read this book." --Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
"We at Sojourners heartily welcome this fresh look at the Poverello and his gentle challenge to the non-poor. Our dear friends who authored this work offer profound insights to all who find their faith and lifestyle questioned by the widening chasm between have's and have-not's." --Jim Wallis
One of the most beloved of saints, the way of Saint Francis resonates most with those who long to overcome inequality and poverty, consumerism and spiritual emptiness. Francis' joyful spirituality combines the mystical with the earthly, liberation with faithfulness, literal poverty with the blessed poverty of the spirit.
For this new edition, the authors take special inspiration from the example and witness of Pope Francis, who demonstrates time and again the enduring challenge of St. Francis—especially in responding to poverty, the cause of peace, interreligious dialogue, and the urgent challenge of ecology.
For everyone who has been touched by St. Francis, this book will deepen that understanding and provide a new perspective on his enduring legacy.
Marie Dennis, co-President of Pax Christi International, is the author of Diversity of Vocations.
Joseph Nangle, OFM, a Franciscan priest who served for years in Latin America, is author of Engaged Spirituality and Birth of a Church.
Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, a professor of Christian ethics at Seattle University, has written Resisting Structural Evil.
Stuart Taylor, a founding member of No More Deaths in Tucson, Arizona, is Pastor of Elkin Presbyterian Church in Elkin, North Carolina.