Francis of Assisi

Books

Eager to Love, by Richard Rohr, and When Saint Francis Saved the Church, by Jon M. Sweeney

Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.

Books

Examined lives

Books on spirituality abound, and the publication of new ones seems not to abate. Writings in this genre often focus on experience and practical disciplines of spirituality. The books featured below are not practical in that way; rather, they provide historical and theological analysis that is foundational to spirituality.