This 40th anniversary edition of what has become a spiritual classic includes revisions made by author Murray Bodo to reflect the current scholarship advances in relation to St. Francis and his legacy as well as commentary by singer and author John Michael Talbot.
Like many others, Talbot was greatly influenced by this account of St. Francis, and it initiated a movement in his life to embrace the Franciscan way.
Bodo’s classic is as new today as when it was originally produced. A must-listen for every person interested in growing in their walk with God, in the spirit of St. Francis.
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.
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 theis was going to lead but I was ready to follow.
- John Michael Talbot
With a poet's pen and a dreamer's imagination, Bodo inspires many to follow Francis on the journey of gospel living.
- Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., author of Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis
Here is a St. Francis who knew doubt, fear, loneliness, pain, discouragement as well as enthusiasm for life and his brothers, wonder, joy, and gratitude for people and all creation. I return to this book many times to reflect and pray.
- Jeremy Harrington, O.F.M., Guardian and Commissary of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land.