|Through inspiring words and soul-enriching art, here is the story of Francis of Assisi--from his life of ease as the son of a rich merchant to his stripping off his cloak to give to a beggar and embracing a leper. His life of reaching out and caring for others is a model for all people today.|
The reflections by Marie Dennis describe the gentle, deliberate move of Franics toward God. This is an invitation "to encounter a holy man whose life is still relevant to our own journeys, even after nearly eight hundred years."
The book is full of illustrations from John August Swanson's painting "Saint Francis".