Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

A Pilgrim's Tale

Book - 2013
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What happens when the pastor of a mega church loses his faith? Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith in God, the Bible, evangelical Christianity, and his super-sized megachurch. When he falls apart, the church elders tell him to go away: as far away as possible. Join Chase on his life-changing journey to Italy where, with a curious group of Franciscan friars, he struggles to resolve his crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint whose simple way of loving Jesus changed the history of the world. Read this riveting story and then begin your own life-changing journey through the pilgrim's guide included in this powerful story.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michican : Zondervan, c2013.
ISBN: 9780310336693
0310336694
Branch Call Number: 271 CRO
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm

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cperryshaffer
Jun 23, 2016

A very black and white presentation of a fictional pastor's search for more meaning. Not very imaginative. Adds fuel to stereotyping of different churches.

It's loosely structured allegory that's easy to read.Don't look for exquisite dialogue or descriptions; it's about how faith works, what a journey to finding your own faith looks like, and how God "talks" through art, people, and places.

If you have an interest in what faith looks like outside of religion and you like fiction, you might find it a good read.

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ClaireM_W
Dec 27, 2013

I too am a fan of St. Francis, but this book is mostly about what's-his-name, the author. Gave up 1/3 into it.

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mars76
May 29, 2013

Though provoking and great message! I have a new fascination for St. Francis of Assissi.

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mars76
May 29, 2013

After a tragic and unexpected event takes place, Chase Falson's faith cracks - then crumbles.

Falson is the founding pastor at Putnam Hill Community Church - an up and coming megachurch in New England. He's no longer sure the faith, religion, and God he's been following are worth following.

He embarks on a journey with his uncle and several other Franciscan Priests to learn about St. Francis of Assissi. During his journey he learns much about both himself and his floundering faith.

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