Father Rene Laurentin, a renowned theologian, wrote two books about Father Rick and the community entitled, “Miracles in El Paso?” (which is now out of print) and “Le Miracle Continue” (which was only published in French.)
A new book, written by a Canadian journalist named Richard Dunstan, is scheduled for publication in July 2009 and is entitled, “The Bible on the Border: How Father Rick Thomas and his friends learned to serve the poor of Mexico by taking God at His Word”. Dunstan is currently working on a biography of Father Thomas.
I've read the manuscript for "The Bible on the Border." It is excellent, and a good overview of the work done by the community on the Lord's Ranch, in El Paso, and in Juarez, Mexico.
You'll also notice on the Father Thomas site an old article that he wrote. He wrote very little for a Jesuit, but this was a very early piece discovered in which he presents a simple case for the meaning of the poor for the Church. I suggest you read it in full. His repetitive style, borrowed from Ignatius' Exercises, may disguise some his profundity.
Nathan O'Halloran, SJ