Francis of Assisi
Publication Date: February 15, 1999
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St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved religious figures in history, celebrated for his connection to nature and inspiring devotion to Christian service. Get an exclusive view into the life of this 13th century saint with Michael de la Bedoyere's book 'Francis of Assisi'. Uncovering mystical events such as his legendary Sermon to the Birds and meeting with a leper, you will be taken on a life-changing journey through St. Francis' unparalleled spiritual journey for sainthood, as backed by enigmatic real-life stories and facts of his courageous pursuits.
Bedoyere captures Francis' courage and holiness masterfully in prose that carries the reader from Italy to Islam, offering gripping insight into Francis' dangerous pilgrimage to lands where simply professing Christianity could cost him his life. Replete with details about his combative dealings with princes, rulers, and popes as well as evangelizing strangers - this book reveals your new perspective on refreshingly real-life devotionals that can still be applied today. Whether you've known St. Francis of Assisi since childhood or are only recently discovering his story, 'Francis of Assisi,' is sure to evoke heightened appreciations for this inspiring figure!
Most Rev. Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
This is an outstanding biography that may change your life: it certainly changed mine.