Francis J. Shaw
Born and raised in London, England, Francis worked as a missionary, living and working with the poor and homeless in the United States. His non-fiction presents thought-provoking insights into the mystical journey of life and his fictional writing bring together a unique blend of history and spiritual storytelling in the style of parables, where he encourages readers to find their truths hidden in plain sight. He lives in Berlin, Germany with his family and when he is not writing, he attempts to share the mysteries of life with his dog—with little success.
Breadcrumbs: A Collection of Spiritual & Philosophical Essays
Read any good stories lately? I am sure you have. They sent you on a journey—perhaps to another place, a different time…somewhere you have never been before. Tales, yarns, legends and fables fill our human history, and stories are as powerful today as they have always been. Have you ever wondered why you can’t resist going? It’s time to find out…
Breadcrumbs invites you to further adventures. Traveling across time, along crooked paths, wooded trails, and on mountain tops, you will discover:
• Why stories are critical to well-being and the hidden mystery you are searching to uncover
• How to interpret the twists and turns of life and find the meaning that makes all the difference
• How to identify the breadcrumbs that reveal the most important story of them all
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Pocketful of Rainbows: A Parable of Hope
Coming of Age
There was no getting around it. Stripes don't make you a tiger…Decision made. He would stay in the safety of the shadows, protected by the anonymity of being introverted, average, and best of all, unknown.
But on the eve of his thirteenth birthday and fighting to hold back his restless demons, Perry needs a new hero. Certain it wasn’t him, but Emma, the plucky girl he finds both confusing and compelling? The very odd Mr. Roes, with his jar of pennies and peculiar stories?
A messenger had returned from the past—an oath revived. Somewhere in the midst of strange drawings and symbols, an ancient story awakened with an urgent message for humanity.
Becoming a teenager changed everything. The bravest and brightest needed to decipher the mystery, but Perry? Surely, the big man upstairs made a huge mistake...
Good Luck? Bad Luck? Who Knows?
William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances.” We spend our lives playing many roles; acting out comedies, dramas, and tragedies. We dress up in our perceptions of truth and illusion and despite a lifelong relationship with learning our lines, we struggle to play our most important role—being ourselves.
We refer to our life as a journey, quest, and adventure—on stage, it’s a portrayal, performance, and recital—I call it…our Blessing Path and over 16 Acts, I invite you back on stage to prepare for your biggest performance, with you as director and in the lead role.
Before the final curtain descends, you will have answered a mysterious question—is what we experience Good Luck? Bad Luck? Who Knows? and does it matter?