The Complete Francis of Assisi

The Complete Francis of Assisi                      Jon M.Sweeney

There are many editions of the writings of Francis, and biographies about him, but here in one volume are both, plus the complete text of the late medieval work The Little Flowers, which did more to establish the legend of the man than any other work. This “Paraclete Giants” edition includes the complete Road to Assisi, Paul Sabatier’s groundbreaking biography of Francis, first published in French in 1894 and re-issued and annotated in English translation in 2002; the complete Francis in His Own Words: The Essential Writings; and The Little Flowers, thus offering the best introduction to St. Francis yet available. 

"It is not simply that Francis’s ideals are worth recounting, but that his life was so extraordinary. He was fully human—like each of us in our awkwardness, insecurities, and fear—but he was also perhaps the purest example we have seen of a person striving to do what Jesus taught his disciples.”—Jon M. Sweeney, from this book

Hubby's Review;
This book is by far the most complete and comprehensive book about ST. Francis that I have read. Like the title reads it is reading three books in one, and really some of the information in this book is either not in some of the previous books I read about the Saint or you would have to purchase them separately. Plus by getting Paul Sabatier’s work that was first published in 1894 is a much added bonus and that book by itself is amazing, but you are also getting Little Flowers, and his own works which is by itself an important piece of work. So having three books in one is fabulous. This goes without saying that it is a 5 star book and for anyone who wants to learn about a Saint who did not think he was very important this is the book to start with. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at (

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