A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim Abigail Carroll

A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim

Author: Abigail Carroll
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Book Title
A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim
Author
Abigail Carroll
ISBN
9780802874450
Who was Saint Francis? Today he is most often a sweet ceramic statue in a garden, a sentimentalized romantic figure. But A Gathering of Larks, containing forty personal letters from Abigail Carroll to Francis, reveals him to be a complex man who lived a fascinating life of radical faith. These letters--part devotion, part historical biography, part contemporary engagement, and part inspiration--reveal Carroll's curiosity and wonder about Francis. She celebrates his whimsical idealism and impetuousness, explores his spirituality and commitment to poverty, and sometimes even questions him. She also uses Francis as a sounding board for larger questions about the world--and, through her own experience, explores how brokenness makes experiencing redemption possible. As beautiful as it is insightful, alight with a pilgrim's growing sense of discovery, A Gathering of Larks has both range and depth that will uplift readers and challenge them to better understand this singular saint and how he might speak to and shape their way of living in today's world.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Abigail CarrollPublisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing CompanyPublished: 03/06/2017ISBN: 9780802874450Pages: 108Weight: 0.40lbsSize: 7.80h x 6.00w x 0.60dReview Citations: Foreword 02/26/2017

Who was Saint Francis? Today he is most often a sweet ceramic statue in a garden, a sentimentalized romantic figure. But A Gathering of Larks, containing forty personal letters from Abigail Carroll to Francis, reveals him to be a complex man who lived a fascinating life of radical faith.

These letters--part devotion, part historical biography, part contemporary engagement, and part inspiration--reveal Carroll's curiosity and wonder about Francis. She celebrates his whimsical idealism and impetuousness, explores his spirituality and commitment to poverty, and sometimes even questions him. She also uses Francis as a sounding board for larger questions about the world--and, through her own experience, explores how brokenness makes experiencing redemption possible.

As beautiful as it is insightful, alight with a pilgrim's growing sense of discovery, A Gathering of Larks has both range and depth that will uplift readers and challenge them to better understand this singular saint and how he might speak to and shape their way of living in today's world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Abigail Carroll
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Published: 03/06/2017
ISBN: 9780802874450
Pages: 108
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.80h x 6.00w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Foreword 02/26/2017

Who was Saint Francis? Today he is most often a sweet ceramic statue in a garden, a sentimentalized romantic figure. But A Gathering of Larks, containing forty personal letters from Abigail Carroll to Francis, reveals him to be a complex man who lived a fascinating life of radical faith.

These letters--part devotion, part historical biography, part contemporary engagement, and part inspiration--reveal Carroll's curiosity and wonder about Francis. She celebrates his whimsical idealism and impetuousness, explores his spirituality and commitment to poverty, and sometimes even questions him. She also uses Francis as a sounding board for larger questions about the world--and, through her own experience, explores how brokenness makes experiencing redemption possible.

As beautiful as it is insightful, alight with a pilgrim's growing sense of discovery, A Gathering of Larks has both range and depth that will uplift readers and challenge them to better understand this singular saint and how he might speak to and shape their way of living in today's world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Abigail Carroll
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Published: 03/06/2017
ISBN: 9780802874450
Pages: 108
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.80h x 6.00w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Foreword 02/26/2017