Sunday, November 18, 2012
Book Review - Saint Francis of Asissi
Published by Wisdom Tales
October 31st, 2012
Although this is an Eastern Orthodox blog and St Francis of Assisi is a RC Saint who was canonised post-Schism, I am mindful of the fact that I do actually have many Roman Catholic readers.
I would like to draw this exquisitely written and illustrated book by the immensely gifted Demi to their attention.
The life of St Francis is deeply embedded in the Western world, even in this cynical age, and I was initially rather sceptical as to whether this book would add anything to the enormous amount of material already published about this perennially popular saint. I am glad to say I was wrong to think so.
This small hardcover book may be short in length, but it covers the life, deeds and legacy of St Francis in loving, beautifully written prose and superb full-colour illustrations which grace every page. If I were a RC parent looking to choose just one book about St Francis for my children to read, enjoy and treasure, this would definitely be The One.