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St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 12th 1955 by Galilee Trade
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Mary Rubega
Feb 02, 2014 Mary Rubega rated it really liked it
The book does a wonderful job detailing the life of St Francis. It is somewhat difficult to follow as it is not in chronological order, however once you get use to the format is much easier read. Jorgensen also provides great detail on the political state and geography of the area if a flowery style.

What made Francis toss all life's advantages aside end embrace a life of austerity and total sacrifice? This book does a great job of detailing why.

*Imprisoned for a year at 19
*Living a life of fun
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Wanda
Dec 30, 2012 Wanda rated it liked it
It is a good, straightforward biography, well foot-noted, with a thorough appendix of Francis' authenticated writings.
My copy was published in August, 1955, and has been read by so many that it is falling apart. There are many underlined passages and margin notes in several hands. I added my own.
Among lines I highlighted:
"For all beings it is undoubted happiness to exist, and it is their simple duty to thank their Father for life."
"Every being was for Francis a direct word from God. He realized
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May 11, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Long, but full of great info!
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