St. Francis of Assisi
|by Gilbert Keith Chesterton|
|A Hendrickson Classic Biography|
| Retail: $19.95|
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Pub Date: March 2015
Item Number: 706033
Categories: Church History; Christian Living
In this brilliant reflection on the poor friar of Assisi, G. K. Chesterton unfolds the life and times of St. Francis, from his conversion as a young man to his receiving of the stigmata at the end of his life. In Chesterton’s colorful prose, St. Francis shines with the splendor of sanctity.
Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God, and who in turn have touched others with God’s love. Each story has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly typeset, making every account—be it ancient or contemporary—a compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.
G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) was one of C. S. Lewis’ primary mentors in apologetics, and an influence even in his conversion. Novelist, poet, essayist, and journalist, Chesterton was perhaps best known for his Father Brown detective stories. He produced more than 100 volumes in his lifetime, including biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. His Everlasting Man, which set out a Christian outline of history, was one of the factors that wore down Lewis’ resistance to Christianity. Chesteron was one of the first defenders of orthodoxy to use humor as a weapon. Perhaps more important was his use of reason to defend faith.