Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury

Sorry - this product is no longer available

St. Francis of Assisi

  • By Ivan Gobry
$13.99
($17.95)
He has inspired countless films, paintings, poems and novels. But who was Francesco Bernadone, now known as Saint Francis of Assisi? Despite the wealth of writing on the life of this great saint, many still don't know the man. They know the legend: a Francis made palatable to modern sensibilities--the happy friar who carols to the birds and writes poems to the sun and moon. This is the image of the saint that is usually presented, even though it fails to encompass the true personality of Francis.

Ivan Gobry, Ph.D., takes on the task of revealing the real man, the man who abandoned wealth and chose to live a beggar's life. Saint Francis lived a life that was full of danger and adventure, ministering to lepers and even traveling to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Muslims. Disciples flocked to him, drawn by the radical challenge of living the Gospel in a world that had become attracted to decadence. Francis rejoiced in nature and animals, but also fought spiritual battles against temptation and vice. Dr. Gobry restores a profoundly human dimension to the Little Poor Man of Assisi: a far cry from the image that has become conventional.

Read More

free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781586170851
    • Manufacturer: Ignatius Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781586170851
    • ISBN 10: 1586170856
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2006
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Ivan Gobry
    • Page Count: 350
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 9.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.08 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.