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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (810 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This biography of St. Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man whose whole life was a poem. Yet St. Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience. Chesterton examines the existence of the pure and the mystic artist in one man. The result is an understanding of St. Francis in both body and soul, two essential aspects because the Saint saw religion as a kind of love afair; both spiritual and material. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 1/22/2014

    " Wonderful picture of a beautiful soul. Thank God for St. Francis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe | 1/8/2014

    " This book was not quite what I expected, but still very good. It seemed as if the author was describing only what was happening around St Francis during his life, but towards the end I realized that by doing this I had a very good understanding of his life. It was an interesting technique, and I probably will re-read in the future to see what else I can gain from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea Walker | 1/5/2014

    " It's well written, well researched and everything else one can expect from a biography by Chesterton. Chesterton was a Christian Apologist, which for a very long time I thought meant that he was apologising for Christianity and the horrors committed in its name. I have a better understanding of it now. As one can imagine, his books reflect his views and this one is no different. It is, however, a very readable biography of a man who, if other biographies I've read are right, was quite a radical in his day. It also interests me because Saint Francis was born not long after Cadfael 'lived', though in Europe rather than England. It gives me an interesting perspective on history to contrast the life of the real man with the life of the fictional monk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Phillip | 1/3/2014

    " Well, if you are interested in a biography of St. Francis, this is not the book for you. If you want a poetic, intellectual, slightly rambling, Kerouac-esque outline of St. Francis, then there you go. This is my first book by Chesterfield, so I don't know if he always writes like this -- if so, I may avoid him. It was short, I'll give him that! I did learn a little about the actual subject matter, but if this book hadnt been short, I wouldn't have finished it. "

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