The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life [NOOK Book]

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The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency.In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, ...
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The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life

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Overview

The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency.In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, Compassion, Solitude, Service, and Prayer, each chapter includes excerpts from the writings of St. Francis, as well as those of his followers and biographers. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, The Lessons Of St. Francis offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues into our own lives today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101119105
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 256,637
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Steve Rabey, co-author of The Lessons Of St. Francis (Dutton), has written on religion for the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and other magazines, and has been the Religion Editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. He resides in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Table of Contents

The Lessons of St. Francis - John Michael Talbot with Steve Rabey 1. A Tangible Saint
2. Simplicity
3. Joy
4. Solitude
5. Humility
6. Creativity
7. Chastity
8. Community
9. Compassion
10. Creation
11. Service
12. Peace
13. Prayer
14. Francis: His Life and Legacy
Notes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2007

    Interesting and Inspiring

    This book offers some great food for thought while not boring you to death with unnecessary information.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    An Excellent and Practical Book

    This this book John Michael Talbot looks at the life of Saint Francis and the character traits of this great saint. He then shows us how to apply them to our lives helping to go beyond the conformity that hinders most Christians into a deeper relationship with God.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Awesome book!

    There us so much truth in this book. It is really opening my eyes to things within myself that need to change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    I loved this book!

    St. FRANCIS this booked called out to me one day at the book store one night in the city I loved every page! Beautiful words from a true Saint!

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Read this book!

    This is a book that I have read more than once. It inspires me every time. The author makes St Frances so accessible to the modern reader with ancient truths of the Christian faith. I also like the chapter breakdowns and the scattering of quotes. If you practice Lent, this would be a great book for reflection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I enjoyed this book & highly recommend it to anyone!

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    poor shipping

    the book is good, but this book came in very poor condition. The cover was very damaged and bent. Especially terrible since this book was gift.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2010

    A moving book that puts modern life and what's truly important into perspective.

    Mr. Talbot takes the life and convictions of St. Francis of Assisi and places them into perspective in the 21st century. The beauty of the book is that it is an indictment of what our materialistic society pounds into our heads every day. We have everything you could ever dream of and yet we're still not happy. What is missing? Without being overly simplistic, Mr. Talbot suggests that we're missing simplicity and the appreciation of the life Jesus preached for us to follow. Not overindulging, living a humble existence, and getting closer to the pure teachings that Jesus espoused during his earthly ministry (and were resurrected in their purest form by St. Francis in central Italy during the thirteenth-century at a time when the Church was living anything but a Godly existence).

    If you're open to seeing how Simplicity, Humility, Solitude, Creativity, Compassion, Service and Prayer can bring peace and a sense of purpose to your life then this is the book for you. I'd go so far as to say it is almost life-changing!

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