This biography of St. Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man"whose whole life was a poem." Yet St. Francis also acknowledges 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. For Chesterton the two aspects are essential to a life of St. Francis because the Saint saw religion as a kind of love affair, both spiritual and material.
- This Book and another about St...
This Book and another about St Francis have lead me to thirst for more about this amazing Saint. GK shows us that the uncluttered life, the simple life is the life of a person awake and living. "When we see a beautiful sunset, a thing that can't be bought. The Christian knows who to thank, but the atheist has no one to thank." or something like that. Well it was one of many lines that illuminate the soul. I did not realise that St Francis went blind, the remedy being Brother fire being poked in to his eyes via a red hot poker. This enigmatic, Christian magnet never ceases to amaze me.
Narrator Bernard Ma yes is superb, it is like GK is in your room/car/bed talking to you.
I'd like to rate this 6/5. It was worth just buying and not waiting for new credits from this fantastic site over the pond.
I pray this book inspires any of Gods kids who chance upon this book.