Chesterton's Saint Francis of Assisi is a classic biographical portrait of the beloved Christian saint and founder of the Franciscan Order, told by one of the most engaging and insightful writers of our time. Chesterton weaves together an accessible and compelling story of the man known better by legend than in historical fact. This remarkable book unfolds the life and times of Francis of Assisi, and includes the account of his conversion as a young man, his calling by God, his vocation and the interpersonal relationships Francis formed. Using colorful prose, Chesterton skillfully illuminates the life and work of this great saint, beckoning each of us to seek rejuvenated lives in Christ. Hardcover.
I agree with the crowds that this book is the best on St. Francis, portraying his life in its historical setting and adding clarity and insight into his purpose and his mission. I gained an understanding of monasticism at this point in history which I previously had no appreciation for.