Saint Frances

Saint Frances

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The Francis of Assisi in these pages is a man of struggle and suffering, a man God-possessed."--"Saturday Review""The writing . . . is direct and vigorous."--"Commonweal""The novel is strong, deep, and moving. . . . a penetration into the mystery and wonder of life."--"San Francisco Chronicle"The protean Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis retells the story of the most beloved of saints--Francis of Assisi, who permanently changed the way people think about following God. Drawing on the traditional stories of the saint's life, Kazantzakis infuses the tale with a fervent vision that is uniquely his own, highlighting the saint's heroic
single-mindedness in the face of extreme physical and spiritual suffering. He portrays the saint as a great lover and inspiring leader who embraced radical poverty in the face of many obstacles and temptations while achieving a way of life marked by epic generosity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.54 x 178.31 x 42.42mm | 480.81g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 0829421297
  • 9780829421293
  • 676,600

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The Francis of Assisi in these pages is a man of struggle and suffering, a man God-possessed."--Saturday Review"The writing . . . is direct and vigorous."--Commonweal"The novel is strong, deep, and moving. . . . a penetration into the mystery and wonder of life."--San Francisco ChronicleThe protean Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis retells the story of the most beloved of saints--Francis of Assisi, who permanently changed the way people think about following God. Drawing on the traditional stories of the saint's life, Kazantzakis infuses the tale with a fervent vision that is uniquely his own, highlighting the saint's heroic
single-mindedness in the face of extreme physical and spiritual suffering. He portrays the saint as a great lover and inspiring leader who embraced radical poverty in the face of many obstacles and temptations while achieving a way of life marked by epic generosity.
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