Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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Francis of Assisi was a man of paradox. An inspiration behind the painting of Giotto and the poetry of Dante, Francis worked to end the Crusades of the Middle Ages and interceded with the emperor on behalf of birds. He founded a religious order that has changed the lives of thousands, yet he remained as individual as the legends surrounding him. His singing and joy…  See more details below

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Francis of Assisi was a man of paradox. An inspiration behind the painting of Giotto and the poetry of Dante, Francis worked to end the Crusades of the Middle Ages and interceded with the emperor on behalf of birds. He founded a religious order that has changed the lives of thousands, yet he remained as individual as the legends surrounding him. His singing and joy cheered many though he preached a serious repentance. His presence drew animals, spiritual seekers, and devout Christians even as he lived a quiet life of poverty.

In this acclaimed biography, one of the most engaging and insightful writers in modern history tells the story of Francis-one of the most influential men of all time. Here G. K. Chesterton reflects on Francis's life from his conversion as a young man to his calling, vocation, miracles, and relationships. In Chesterton's colorful prose, Francis shines across generations, calling each of us to an animating love for God and God's people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619492691
Publisher:
Empire Books
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author


GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) is the author of 100 books, including Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man, which led young atheist C.S. Lewis to become a Christian. He is probably best known for his series about the priest-detective Father Brown and was also known as a poet and a playwright. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he primarily considered himself a journalist, writing over 4,000 newspaper essays for papers such as Illustrated London News and Daily News, as well as his own G. K.'s Weekly.

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