Chase Falson has lost his faith-and he did it right in front of the congregation at his megachurch. 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 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 book. Come discover Francis, the first postmodern Christian.
Other authors would tackle this subject and crank out predictable, unoriginal nonfiction; Cron's clever spin and gentle critique makes it fresh and lets it speak outside an evangelical Christian audience. Think the Italy part of Eat Pray, Love, minus the self-indulgence. Publisher's Weekly
"I've now read it twice and found it equally compelling both times. It's a remarkable book." --The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams
"Chasing Francis creates a unique and meaningful contribution to the emerging conversation about faith and life in today's world." --Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity
"Chasing Francis is absolutely seductive. This one is a feast for the soul as well as a great, churning, joyful romp for the spirit!" --Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
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