EAGER TO LOVE: THE ALTERNATIVE WAY OF FRANCIS OF ASSISI by RICHARD ROHR
Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of St Francis to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus. Read more
Globally recognized as an ecumenical teacher, Richard Rohr started out--and remains--a Franciscan friar. The loving, inclusive life and preaching of Francis of Assisi make him a recognizable and beloved saint across many faith traditions.
He was, as Rohr notes,"a master of 'making room for it' and letting go of that which was tired or empty." Francis found an "alternative way" to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel.
Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.
Paperback, 293 pages
Fr. Richard Rohr bears witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return,The Naked Now, BreathingUnder Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond ,and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis ofAssisi.Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings.Visit cac.org for more information.