The Complete Francis of Assisi: His Life, The Complete Writings, and The Little Flowers

The Complete Francis of Assisi His Life The Complete Writings and The Little Flowers None

  • Title: The Complete Francis of Assisi: His Life, The Complete Writings, and The Little Flowers
  • Author: Jon M. Sweeney
  • ISBN: 9781612616889
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a really deeply moving and informative book on St. Francis of Assisi. It was very well organized and written. For those interested in learning more about St. Francis I would definitely recommend this book.

    2. The subtitle of this book is His Life, The Complete Writings, and The Little Flowers. This book is the ultimate St. Francis fan's collection at 400+ pages. I had been wanting to read (and re-read) all these works for quite a while but now I'm very glad I waited.The introductions and footnotes provided by the editor of this collection were wonderful and really helped me get the most out of the books, especially Sabatier's classic biography of St. Francis.The editor says that he intends this colle [...]

    3. This book is by far the most complete and comprehensive book about ST. Francis that I have read. Like the title reads it is reading three books in one, and really some of the information in this book is either not in some of the previous books I read about the Saint or you would have to purchase them separately. Plus by getting Paul Sabatier’s work that was first published in 1894 is a much added bonus and that book by itself is amazing, but you are also getting Little Flowers, and his own wor [...]

    4. It was helpful to have three books compiled into one with helpful editors notes that gave a solid overview of St. Francis, and I especially loved how the editor put The Little Flowers of St. Francis in chronological order. I found it to be a strong introduction to the life, teachings and hagiographical stories about St. Francis. I am glad that I took it as a slow read to really soak things in (and grateful that my Library let me keep re-renewing for 2 more months and 2 more months and 2 more mon [...]

    5. This a first for me, a review of three books in one. I love the title becasue it gives you a preview of the three titles that Sweeney has included under one cover. The first book is "The Road to Assissi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis" by Paul Sabatier. This is the first biography I ever read about St. Francis which was given to me by a friend and I reread it for this review. The second book is "The Essential Writings of St. Francis", here you can read the actual sayings and letters of S [...]

    6. Paraclete Press has a number of books on Christian Spirituality. Their Paraclete Giants series presents the complete works of various saints. I have several of these. They are affordable editions of Christian classics. The Complete Francis of Assis is an exceptional volume and a great edition to the series. the-complete-francis-of-assisi-his-life-the-complete-writings-and-the-little-flowers-6Edited, translated and introduced by Jon Sweeney (independent scholar and cultural critic, The Complete F [...]

    7. This is a good book that covers the biography, the myths and the legends about this great saint. I walk away with a better understanding of St. Francis, his times and his absolute devotion to Jesus and the Gospel and also with a deeper sense of gratitude to the Franciscan sisters who taught me in primary school and my dear cousin, who is a Franciscan brother. The world is a better place because of all the men and women who over the centuries have followed in the footsteps of the poor little man [...]

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