The St. Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life

The St. Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life

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by Jon M. Sweeney
     
 

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This warm-hearted little book is a window into the soul of St. Francis, one of the most passionate and inspiring followers of Jesus. "Prayer was to Francis as play is to a child: natural, easy, creative, and joyful," author Jon Sweeney tells us. "Before it became common to speak in personal terms of a relationship with God, Francis did so and

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This warm-hearted little book is a window into the soul of St. Francis, one of the most passionate and inspiring followers of Jesus. "Prayer was to Francis as play is to a child: natural, easy, creative, and joyful," author Jon Sweeney tells us. "Before it became common to speak in personal terms of a relationship with God, Francis did so and made it seem natural." With this guide, readers will:

- Pray the words that Francis taught his spiritual brothers and sisters to pray.
- Explore Francis's time and place and feel the joy and earnestness of the first Franciscans.
- Experience how it is possible to live a contemplative and active life, at the same time.
Visit Jon Sweeney's blog at www.jonmsweeney.wordpress.com.

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Publishers Weekly
Readers wanting an accessible, practical introduction to Franciscan prayer will enjoy The St. Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life. Jon Sweeney (editor of The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis) offers two introductory chapters about St. Francis's approach to prayer, including memorable stories and helpful information about praying with the scriptures. Part II takes the reader through the daily office and various occasional prayers, including the famous "Canticle of Brother Sun." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557253521
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
01/02/2004
Pages:
155
Sales rank:
609,518
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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The St. Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Royalpudin More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the best prayer books ever, well worth the time each day to read and reflect
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