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Richard Rohr on St. Francis

When the current Pope chose the name Francis, it ignited a lot of interest in St. Francis of Assisi.  Eager to Love, a new book by ecumenical teacher Richard Rohr was the top of the Spring Arbor Top 100 book list for Tuesday.  I always enjoy reading this list (if I remember) each day to see what other stores are buying.

Eager to Love - Richard RohrFrom the publisher marketing:

…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.

When yesterday’s top demand list is sorted by release date, these are the ten newest titles appearing on the top 100. This list is not a ranking, as Eager to Love is #1

Controlling Husband: What Every Woman Needs to Know Welch, Ron Fleming H. Revell Company 06/17/2014 13.99
Family of Jesus Kingsbury, Karen Howard Books 07/01/2014 19.99
Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity Hatmaker, Jennifer NavPress Publishing Group 07/01/2014 14.99
Blood on the Altar: The Coming War Between Christian vs. Christian Stearman, Gary Defender Publishing 07/15/2014 19.95
Warden and the Wolf King Peterson, Andrew Rabbit Room Press 07/27/2014 22.99
We All Need Forgiveness Mayer, Mercer Thomas Nelson Publishers 07/29/2014 3.99
Being Thankful Mayer, Mercer Thomas Nelson Publishers 07/29/2014 3.99
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds Wilkin, Jen Crossway 07/31/2014 12.99
Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi Rohr, Richard Franciscan Media 07/31/2014 21.99
Thank You, God Wigger, J. Bradley William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 08/01/2014 16.00

 

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