Musician and first-time author Ian Cron sheds new light on St. Francis of Assisi, the "Living Candle." Cron masterfully weaves actual accounts of Saint Francis's radical impact on the world into a fictional story of Chase Falston, a New England minister on a pilgrimage to regain his faith. It's an amazing story with profound implications for the contemporary church. Read the story, and then learn even more about St. Francis's selfless activism and theology in the robust forty-page study guide.
Post-Modern Insights from a Middle Age Saint
As riveting as it is challenging, Chasing Francis is a story set in a story. At its core, the book showcases the incalculable significance of St. Francis of Assisi, the passionate, gadfly saint who single-handedly altered the spiritual and political climate of his time. His profound influence is examined in popular "wisdom literature" fashion as St.
Francis's story intertwines with the conversations, encounters, and poignant journal entries of a disillusioned New England minister. The result is a masterful and creative recasting of one of Christianity's most influential and controversial figures whose life holds prophetic insights for the fictional main character as well as the contemporary church of today.