Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Paperback, £9.99, Available from Watkins Books
Selected by Jeremy from Watkins Books:
Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar and priest, is the author of numerous books on radical spirituality which have periodically put him in conflict with Church authorities. In ‘Eager to Love’ he captures the essence of Franciscan spirituality, drawing together the various threads of his own life experience in relation to the path of St Francis, a path he presents as one based on simplicity and integral wholeness. Simplicity as Rohr understands it involves placing oneself outside financial and commercial desires and the false notion of freedom they offer – and outside the the various concepts of fashion and staus associated with these. At the end of his life Francis said, ‘I have done what was mine to do, now you must do yours’. This book is an invitation to do just that.