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Monday, October 25, 2010

Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

Chasing Francis is a story about a pastor who got fed up with the way we commercialize church in America and went on a pilgrimage to Italy. He visited all of the places that Saint Francis of Asissi went and learned about how radical his life for Christ was. It left him utterly changed and desperate to give and serve in a way our modern church could scarcely comprehend.


I have been on a pilgrimage of sorts myself and this book resonated with me. It was a steady diet of the heart of Jesus. His love, fellowship, and resolve were challenging. I have for a while wondered if evangelical Christianity at large looked like a joke to the hurting world around us. We seem so money and power hungry. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to set your heart on the things of God instead of decorating the trappings of man with Christian themes. If you are looking for the more and can't find it, dig in.


I have to make a disclaimer. There are a few passages about praying to Saints and building a better church around Saint Francis' example. We have an example to follow. Christ. Praying to any dead person is divination and God calls it idolatry and prostitution, a different gospel. Pray to the Lord and indulge yourself in intimacy with Him alone. 


This book was provided for review by Nav Press.

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