Blessed Are the Meek
by Zofia Kossak
The famous novel about St. Francis of Assisi by Polish historical novelist Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, known for her WWII resistance work. Novel was written while her husband was in a concentraton camp. Kossak herself spent a year in a German camp. From the cover: "Set against the background of one of the most tumultuous and exciting periods of history -- the early part of the...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
(first published 1937)
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A historical novel steeped in the Christian worldview, Blessed are the Meek explores sin and its consequences in the context of the 5th Crusade and the life of Francis of Assisi. Skillfully blending history, legend, a deep Christian spirituality, and great insight into human nature, Kossak has crafted a novel which richly deserves its title, as the entire novel is an exploration of the truth of Jesus' teaching from which the novel takes its name.