This 40th anniversary edition provides a beautiful presentation of the timeless story of the world's best known and best loved saint, Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi. Award-winning expert on on Franciscan spirituality, Murray Bodo includes his story of writing the book and its worldwide influence. And as an added bonus, the foreword by John Michael Talbot, a celebrated musician, tells how the book changed his life and put him on a new spiritual path. Jacketed hardcover.
"Francis: The Journey and the Dream depicted a Francis who 'sang' to me. I felt that I had found a teacher to lead me home. I had no idea where this was going to lead, but I was ready to follow."John Michael Talbot
One of the most influential saints' books, with over 200,000 copies sold, Francis: The Journey and the Dream continues to inspire people of all ages with its lyrical prose and depth of love for the Poor Man of Assisi. This beautiful anniversary edition includes Fr. Bodo's story of writing the book and its worldwide influence, a reader's guide for book clubs and discussion groups, and a list of Fr. Bodo's favorite Franciscan resources, culled over three decades of research on Francis and his followers.
MURRAY BODO, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including Landscape of Prayer and The Simple Way of Saint Francis, he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality. As an internationally known poet, Fr. Bodo has participated in poetry readings in Europe and the United States. His latest books of poetry are Wounded Angels and Visions and Revisions. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and travels yearly to Rome and Assisi, Italy, where he leads Franciscan pilgrimages.