Item description for The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis by Felix Timmermans...
Overview A Novel In this classic, Felix Timmermans reveals a deep understanding and penetrating interpretation of the man Francis and the ideals that enabled him to move and to shake the whole world. Filled with humor, pathos and a strange kind of beauty, it is a combination of artistry, poetry and simplicity that plumbs the soul of Saint Francis. Here is the whole Francis, the poet, the ascetic, the stigmatist, the servant of the poor and the lepers, the miracle worker. But above all, here is the spirit of St. Francis "told as lyrically and simply as the hymns and words of Francis himself in a book that communicates the joy of St. Francis."
Publishers Description This classic reveals a deep understanding of Francis and the ideals that enabled him to move the whole world. Filled with humor and beauty, it is a combination of artistry, poetry and simplicity that plumbs the soul of St. Francis. Here is the whole Francis, the ascetic, the stigmatist, the servant of the poor and the lepers, the miracle worker.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1998
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898706661 ISBN13 9780898706666 UPC 008987066613
Availability 2 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 08:13.
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More About Felix Timmermans
Felix Timmermans was born in 1886 and died in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis?
The Spirit of St. Francis Jan 21, 2008
"The Perfect Joy of St. Francis" is a novel about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. It is interesting and acquaints the reader with the facts and legends of St. Francis' life. It seems to be tilted toward the idealized view. We look to this book for the Spirit of St. Francis. It makes me want to read a real biography, both because "The Perfect Joy of St. Francis" piqued my interest about this giant of Church History, but also because it leaves my interest unsatisfied. It can do the same for your.
Amazing Jun 28, 2006
Great bio of an amazing Saint. I couldn't put it down. It was very well written unlike many biographys
BeauTiful May 30, 2002
easy to read and beautifully written in novel form, this story of the life of Francis as a true follower of Jesus is perfect. a must read for followers of Francis and those interested in his story and ministry
St. Francis Comes Alive Jul 5, 1999
Probably one of the best 10 books I've ever read. You almost feel like you're walking and living with St. Francis, sharing his spiritual quest at every turn. Historical fiction and writing at its best.