The book takes us from the saints early years as an out of control child of privilege to his conversion and ultimate leadership of the Franciscan order of monks. It goes into detail about the orders early years, when just a few of St. Francis's friends joined him and pledged to give away all of their earthly possessions (so that these possessions would not take away from their worship of God) and the pope's early disapproval of St. Francis's radical views. As we know, time went by and more and more people witnessed the divine peace that the monks of the order modeled, causing scores of new entrants into the order. Today, the Franciscans continue their belief of relying on God for all provision, charity, and worship.
St. Francis was a man who demonstrated a powerful love for God and devotion to his practice of faith. Through him we learned to trust that the Lord would supply all of our needs. This book gives great insight into the man and his mission. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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