Life and Lessons

by Chris Park



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/4/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781452068596
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781452068619

About the Book

Francis of Assisi, one of the most popular saints and the patron saint of ecology, is an enigma. He was born into a wealthy family but gave it all up when he felt called by God to live a life of extreme poverty. He dreamed of becoming a knight but ended up preaching peace and reconciliation. He sought spiritual solitude but found himself head of a large religious order. He was a radical but remained loyal to the Catholic Church. His life and works hold many lessons for us today, as we seek ways of living that are informed by the gospels and rooted in integrity.

About the Author

As a former professor he published a number of academic books, mainly on environmental themes, including Caring for Creation (1992) about a Christian approach to the environment. Through that he discovered the fascinating but complex character of Francis of Assisi, whose life life and works offer valuable lessons for us today, no matter where we live or what we do.