most of the world knows Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone as Saint Francis of Assisi. he is the patron saint of animals and the environment; Saint Francis was green long before the World Wildlife Federation and Al Gore. Francis of Assisi was also a Catholic Deacon and preacher, and he founded the Order of Friars Minor, better known as the Franciscans.
Robert West is the author of Christian Encounters: SAINT FRANCIS, from a series published my Thomas Nelson. these books are great. this one, does not disappoint.
Saint Francis is a hero of the Christian faith. West weaves his story from Assisi, Italy to Sainthood beautifully.
Francis was born rich. however, chose to live a life of poverty and prayer to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. he took his faith literally and figuratively in all areas of his life after a transforming influence of serious illness.
Francis was an excellent example of a servant of God. he gave all of his possessions to the poor and lived a life devoted to Scripture and God’s purposes.
this is a wonderful book. i highly recommend reading it. in fact, i highly recommend reading any of the texts in this series. they’re well worth it. these books tell the stories of characters and legends in the Christian faith. we can learn and grow from their stories and experiences.
*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*