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Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale | [Ian Morgan Cron]

Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale

Chase Falson has lost his faith – and he did it right in front of the congregation at this mega church. Now the elders want him to take some time away: far away. So Chase crosses the Atlantic to visit his uncle, a Franciscan priest, where he encounters the life and teachings of Francis of Assisi and rediscovers his ancient faith. Follow Chase’s spiritual journey in the footsteps of Francis, and then begin one of your own through the pilgrim’s guide included in this audio book.
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Chase Falson has lost his faith – and he did it right in front of the congregation at this mega church. Now the elders want him to take some time away: far away. So Chase crosses the Atlantic to visit his uncle, a Franciscan priest, where he encounters the life and teachings of Francis of Assisi and rediscovers his ancient faith. Follow Chase’s spiritual journey in the footsteps of Francis, and then begin one of your own through the pilgrim’s guide included in this audio book. Come discover Francis, the first postmodern Christian.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2006 Ian M Cron (P)2011 Oasis

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    Papy NEW HILL, NC, United States 04-23-12
    Papy NEW HILL, NC, United States 04-23-12

    Papy!

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    "Amazing!! Inspiring! Challenging!"

    I highly recommend this convicting read and I hope that you will take to the Journey, go with Francis and find Jesus for the first time, again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Geleris 06-11-14
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    "Beautiful and radical vision for the Church"
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    This book presents a desperately needed radical vision of both personal and corporate pursuit of God. It was well written and well narrated. It is a call for Christians to truly live out what we believe, as Francis did. While presenting a critique of the contemporary church it reminds us never to judge the Church or churches. It presents a challenge to truly live out the Sermon on the Mount with our money, priorities, peacemaking, and accepting. I believe it rightly critiques the involvement of Christians in political movements. It concludes with a challenge to be the kind of people and churches that can say to the world around us, "Come and see." Come and see a foretaste of what the Kingdom of God is like.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Holland Patent, NY, United States 03-01-13
    Joshua Holland Patent, NY, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, but poor performance"

    It sounded like it was recorded in a bathroom, but the story kept me listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Photo and Music Guy Colorado USA 12-10-12
    Photo and Music Guy Colorado USA 12-10-12
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    "Good discussion on Francis, a little idealistic."
    What did you like best about Chasing Francis? What did you like least?

    I really like the honesty in the central character as he relates to some of the modern churches stigmas, but likewise I disliked how much he presented the evangelical church as so far gone, while idealized the Catholic guys in the process. I know he had a point to make, but it feels so "setup" that it loses some authenticity.


    Has Chasing Francis turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What three words best describe Ian Morgan Cron’s voice?

    Slow, honest, normal.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne A. Wood Abilene, TX 07-21-15
    Marianne A. Wood Abilene, TX 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Author's Voice and Commitment Make This a Great Experience"

    This book should be read or listened to by every clergyman, elder, artist and church leader who wish to pray thoughtfully for the advancement of Christ-enriched lives, including their own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn OK 05-30-15
    Lynn OK 05-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Luved It!"

    A great story for someone low on faith or questioning their beliefs. Well read. Narrator is the author which was good. He Knows the story.

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    Shawn Summey 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A beautiful new/old vision of church"

    Ian Morgan Cron is a master wordsmith and storyteller.

    Chasing Francis is a narrative that explores the possibilities of new life in the church dine in an old way.

    If you want to stay where you are this is not the book for you. If you have been hurt or desire more in your spiritual walk, take this pilgrimage and let Francis point you in a new way.

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    Youth Group Volunteer Ohio 01-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspiring and not what expected"

    I got this book because it is the book of the month for discussion at my church. I wasn't expecting much as the title didn't make sense to me at the time.

    I recommended it to others I saw as I was listening to it.

    Why would a story that has something to do with St. Francis of Assisi be so powerful? I obviously didn't know much about him.

    The only thing after listening to a book like this is ... How do I see the world now? Where will I go from here? We'll see.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rita N. Bulington 01-06-15 Member Since 2015

    Vision issues sent me to audio books. The added dimension of voice and sound effects keeps me listening.

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    "What Christianity Should Be"

    Cron has delivered both a story of a pastor's pilgrimage and wonderful insight into the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Through comparison and contrast between the Middle Ages and the current times, he provides the reader with a banquet of 'food for thought". Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Wilson San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA 01-01-15
    Charles Wilson San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA 01-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A New Perspective"

    A great book that will open your eyes to a new perspective. It will give you a new understanding and appreciation for St. Francis.

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    "Contemporary wisdom literature at its very best"

    The story of Chase will stay with me forever... the young, broken evangelical minister who cannot play the game any more will win your heart and reveal the face of St Francis to you again. This book might not be the greatest literary novel but in its pages the grace of God is revealed and the hope of the church. I can't tell the story, that would be unfair... but characters that warm your heart, challenge your mind and change your life exist in these pages...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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