The most insightful book about Francis of Assisi—ever.
Ideal for gift-giving, this beautiful Paraclete Heritage Edition offers all of G. K. Chesterton’s insight, humor, and wit as he uncovers the real meaning of the life of the world’s most popular saint.
Samples from this classic book:
“All [Francis’s] life was a series of plunges and scampers; darting after the beggar, dashing naked into the woods, tossing himself into the strange ship, hurling himself into the Sultan’s tent and offering to hurl himself into the fire. In appearance he must have been like a thin brown skeleton autumn leaf dancing eternally before the wind; but in truth it was he that was the wind.”
“The conversion of St. Francis involved his being in some sense flung suddenly from a horse. There was not a rag of him left that was not ridiculous. Everybody knew that at the best he had made a fool of himself. The word fool itself began to shine and change.”
199 pages. Published by Paraclete Press (2013). In Paperback format.
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