Jon M. Sweeney is the author and editor of many books including The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis, a selection of History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, The St. Clare Prayer Book, and The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, which has been optioned by HBO, Inc.
"To help us tap into this spirit of Francis's devotional life, the author has put together a weekly liturgy derived from various sources that reflects the saint's deepest concerns. There is a theme for each of the seven days: following Christ, disregard for possessions, peace and care in human relationships, love for all creatures, preaching the good news, passion more important than learning, and joyful simplicity. Also included in this handy paperback are occasional prayers of Francis -- prayer to the Virgin Mary, prayer for exuberant faith, a benediction, a prayer for a rich spiritual life, and more." --Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice: Resources for Spiritual Journeys