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New Book Releases – Week of 27 September 2021 – Kate Bowler, more…

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis

Jon M. Sweeney

(Broadleaf Books)

Turn from fear and find peace.

Saint Francis understood soldiers and fools, mothers and fathers, businesspeople and rulers, poets and court entertainers, pastors and criminals. He was, at one time or another, in both subtle and obvious ways, all of these things.

Each spiritual lesson from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi begins with an invitation to embrace the wolf–to consider another viewpoint, to befriend our fears, and to discover something new. The path Saint Francis discovered is the way of faith made tangible–and his way was always a way of peace.

In Feed the Wolf, author and Saint Francis scholar Jon M. Sweeney explores fifteen spiritual practices from the essential wisdom of Saint Francis to ease fear and uncertainty in our twenty-first-century lives: touch what is frightening; refuse power; have nothing to lose; spend time in the woods; pray with the moon; turn toward what’s simple, and more. The world’s most popular saint has illuminated a peaceful path forward for those of us navigating today’s precarious times.

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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