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Author:  flyingaway [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 pm ]
Post subject:  What is best book on St Francis?

I used to not care for St Francis, compared to other saints. But then I realized it was those annoying environmentalist/animal rights people who turned me off St F. I read some misleading stuff on what he was supposed to have said and didn't care for it. But now that I know more about the real St. F (but not enough), I am very interested in him. He sacrificed a lot to follow Jesus..

So I am wondering what is the most interesting book on him? I am wondering, in fact, if there are many books on him?

I used to live near a Catholic book store but now, I am far from one.. otherwise I would go there and look around

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is best book on St Francis?

There are hundreds of books on him--maybe thousands. My personal favorite is God's Fool. No matter what book you read, it will challenge the way you look at things, because that's what St. Francis does.

Author:  gherkin [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:55 am ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
There are hundreds of books on him--maybe thousands. My personal favorite is God's Fool. No matter what book you read, it will challenge the way you look at things, because that's what St. Francis does.

I completely disagree with Father on this, of course! :fyi: By the way, my favorite book on St. Francis is God's Fool, and it played a pretty significant role in my reversion. :fyi:

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:37 am ]
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Thank you for not agreeing with me.

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:21 pm ]
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Francis of Assisi: A New Biography.

By Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

Author:  flyingaway [ Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:18 pm ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
There are hundreds of books on him--maybe thousands. My personal favorite is God's Fool. No matter what book you read, it will challenge the way you look at things, because that's what St. Francis does.

thank you. I will try to find it

:)

Author:  flyingaway [ Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm ]
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
Francis of Assisi: A New Biography.

By Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

how does that bk compare to God's Fool? have u read both?

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:54 pm ]
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flyingaway wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
Francis of Assisi: A New Biography.

By Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

how does that bk compare to God's Fool? have u read both?

Not as entertaining, but much better researched, more complete historically, and more accurate

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:33 am ]
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I'm not going to criticize a book I haven't read, but I suspect the OP will get more out of the book I suggested.

Author:  flyingaway [ Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:21 am ]
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
flyingaway wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
Francis of Assisi: A New Biography.

By Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

how does that bk compare to God's Fool? have u read both?

Not as entertaining, but much better researched, more complete historically, and more accurate

ok thanks.. what do u mean "entertaining"?

Author:  MySweetLord [ Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:42 am ]
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https://www.augustineinstitute.org/brot ... dio-drama/

The Augustine Institute released an audio book, Brother Francis, which can be found on the Catholic resource web site FORMED.org. It even "beat" Audible's Treasure Island for the award. This is if you'd like an audio dramatization.

Author:  flyingaway [ Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:06 pm ]
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MySweetLord wrote:
https://www.augustineinstitute.org/brother-francis-the-barefoot-saint-of-assisi-wins-best-audio-drama/

The Augustine Institute released an audio book, Brother Francis, which can be found on the Catholic resource web site FORMED.org. It even "beat" Audible's Treasure Island for the award. This is if you'd like an audio dramatization.

i prefer reading

Author:  Jack3 [ Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:30 am ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
There are hundreds of books on him--maybe thousands. My personal favorite is God's Fool. No matter what book you read, it will challenge the way you look at things, because that's what St. Francis does.

By Julien Green, right?

Author:  Jack3 [ Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:40 am ]
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These are the biographies available to me. Which is the best?

A mended and broken heart, Wendy Murray
St Francis of Assisi: The Legend and The Life, Michael Robson
My God and My All, Elizabeth Gouge
The Life And Prayers of St Francis Assisi, Wyatt North
Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP
God's Troubadour, Sophie Jewett
Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint, Vauchez-Cusato

Author:  Jack3 [ Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:04 pm ]
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Jack3 wrote:
These are the biographies available to me. Which is the best?

A mended and broken heart, Wendy Murray
St Francis of Assisi: The Legend and The Life, Michael Robson
My God and My All, Elizabeth Gouge
The Life And Prayers of St Francis Assisi, Wyatt North
Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP
God's Troubadour, Sophie Jewett
Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint, Vauchez-Cusato

:bump

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:07 pm ]
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Having never ready any of them, I don’t know.

Author:  Peregrinator [ Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:21 pm ]
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I have Fr. Augustine's book, but I've yet to read it. Abp. Chaput recommended it though

Author:  St. Irenaeus of Lyons [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:23 am ]
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I have read only one book on St. Francis of Assisi, this one from Ignatius Press which conjoins one biography of St. Francis with one biography of St. Thomas Aquinas, both by G.K. Chesterton, a colossal and fantastic thinker and writer. But Chesterton gives the view from 30,000 feet, not always the details that usually go into a biography, but fascinating connections and summaries. I would offer nearly the same review to recommend a biography of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Author:  ThomisticCajunAggie [ Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:48 am ]
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I would not read the Chesterton biography until you've read another one. Chesterton presumes you already know the life of the saint. It is an excellent read, though. [Ditto -- though not quite as much so -- with the St. Thomas Aquinas biography.]

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