When Saint Francis Saved the Church Paperback

How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages

by Jon M. Sweeney;

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When Saint Francis Saved the Church

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Offers a surprising look at the world's most popular saint, showing how this beloved-but-often-mythologised character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith. Now in paperback, this new edition-called "a contemporary classic-in-the-making" by the National Catholic Reporter-includes study questions. Jon M Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of St Francis of Assisi beyond the distorted myths and legends handed down over the centuries. Sweeney's portrait-called "part biography, part devotional ...a rare combination of history and inspiration" by Patheos blogger Jack Levinson-reveals a saint who was an unpredictable puzzle. Sweeney outlines Francis's revolutionary approach to friendship, people at the margins, poverty, spirituality, care (for people, creatures, and the natural world), and death. Sweeney also ties in the link between Pope Francis and his namesake.

When Saint Francis Saved the Church by Jon M. Sweeney was published by Ave Maria Press in September 2015 and is our 58268th best seller. The ISBN for When Saint Francis Saved the Church is 9781594716461.

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Page last updated 2nd May 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherAve Maria Press (September 2015)
Number of Pages192
Thickness7 mm
Height215 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4335483
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