The Lessons of St. Francis

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The Lessons of St. Francis

The Lessons of St. Francis
How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life
by John Michael Talbot with Steve Rabey
+50,000 Seller

The life and philosophyof history’s most beloved saint gives us an approach to living that provides a perfect antidote to today’s harried, consumerist lifestyles.

Written with a Catholic musician and author who leads a Franciscan community in Arkansas, The Lessons of St. Francis provides a timely take on this timeless saint in chapters about simplicity, creativity, community, compassion, service, solitude, joy, humility, chastity, prayer and peace.

Booklist: “Covers every aspect of the best of Christianity lovingly, producing a book that could easily make converts.”

Richard Vara, The Houston Chronicle: “A thought-provoking work that, like St. Francis, can appeal to anyone, anywhere.”

CBA Marketplace: “Lessons is an excellent introduction to St. Francis and his ongoing influence. Anyone who seeks a simple, common-sense approach to spirituality in today’s busy, noisy world will benefit from this book.”

David Crumm, The Detroit Free Press: One of the best religion books of 1997.

A Dutton Book, hardcover, 1997, $22.95
Plume/Penguin softcover, 1998, $14
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