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St. Francis of Assisi

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The patron saint of animals, birds, and the environment, Francis of Assisi led the rediscovery of nature in the Christian West. This magnificent spiritual biography by the phenomenally popular G. K. Chesterton — a convert to Catholicism — chronicles the beloved saint's calling, his extraordinary life, and his influence in the Church. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

How fitting that Francesco Bernardone was born just after the Dark Ages when the world was awakening. He started out as a colorful troubadour with a fondness for French poetry, extravagant with money . . . until the sight of a beggar seeking alms opened his eyes to a world beyond himself. The scene so moved him, he vowed to God that he would devote his life to the poor and embrace a life of simplicity. This sense of humility and generosity continues to call to each of us today. With great affection, Chesterton explores the life and times of St. Francis — his joyous devotion, his sense of compassion and love for all creation, his visions and miracles, his stigmata, and his band of followers that became the Franciscan Order. Praising this great and original man who became one of the most popular figures in Christendom, the author calls him "a poet whose whole life was a poem." Here is a stimulating read for Chesterton fans, Christian readers, and anyone looking for a burst of pure inspiration.

Synopsis:

This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

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According to Chesterton St Francis of Assisi anticipated all that is most sympathetic in the modern mood, he exceeds Wordsworth in his love of nature and Tolstoy in his social compassion. However St Francis' love of people was not based on a worldly obsession but was the expression of his complete love of Christ. It is perhaps his key inspiration and legacy that the material things most valued by humanity diminish to insignificance in the light of this love.

Synopsis:

This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

Table of Contents

I.  The Problem of St. Francis

II.  The World St. Francis Found

III.  Francis the Fighter

IV.  Francis the Builder

V.  Le Jongleur de Dieu

VI.  The Little Poor Man

VII. The Three Orders

VIII. The Mirror of Christ

IX.  Miracles and Death

X.  The Testament of St. Francis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486469232
Author:
Chesterton, G K
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Francis
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Western Philosophy
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.34 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.
"Synopsis" by , According to Chesterton St Francis of Assisi anticipated all that is most sympathetic in the modern mood, he exceeds Wordsworth in his love of nature and Tolstoy in his social compassion. However St Francis' love of people was not based on a worldly obsession but was the expression of his complete love of Christ. It is perhaps his key inspiration and legacy that the material things most valued by humanity diminish to insignificance in the light of this love.
"Synopsis" by ,
This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.
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