Synopses & Reviews
The man behind the myths
Yes, Francis wore sandals and preached to the birds, but these pages take you beyond the nature-lover of popular myth to the real St. Francis of Assisi, model of holiness and Christian courage.
Here author Michael de la Bedoyere makes Francis and his times live again as he relates with heart-stopping intensity the adventures of this man who, precisely because of his great love for God, strove mightily to overcome his sinful nature.
You'll learn the full story behind the famous incidents in Francis's life including his hugging the leper and his sermon to the birds. You'll hear of Francis's perilous journey into the heart of Islam, where Catholics were killed merely for professing Christ and where Francis actually offered to be set on fire to establish the truth of the Catholic Faith
This is a spirit-lifting look at a St. Francis as an example, intercessor, and guide for the spiritual journeys of modern believers. Readers will discover the truth about famous incidents in Francis's life, including his kissing of the leper, his sermon to the birds, his perilous journey into the heart of Islam, and more.