I have just scanned this book but love Francis and am really looking forward tor reading it.
If you are interested in Franciscan Spirituality this book is an absolute must; but beware this is St. Francis and St. Clare full force from a fire hydrant.
The content, translations, and notes provide a very fine background in the original writings of Francis and Clare.
If you really want to experience these Saints it is a great idea to just read their own words. It feels like you move in time and stand next to the Saint and listen to him.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
necessary read for any serious Franciscan. Very words of Francis and Clare in readable English is astounding experience of faith, prayer, and intimacy with Jesus!Published 5 months ago by Bill Tubbs
Bought this book before going on a Retreat being given on the lives of Francis & Clare.
My Pastor is an expert on these two Saints.
As they always do, the "Classics of Western Spirituality" presents a solid introduction to the writings and lives of many of the spiritual pilgrims who have left their... Read morePublished 6 months ago by the Huckleberry Lady
This little volume of primary writings of Francis and Clare is important for anyone interested in their work. The introduction is excellent, and the texts are well foot-noted. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Medine
The book is a joy to read and well organized. It seems to move from the historical St. Francis to the spiritual. The book can be used for prayer - very useful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rilke
I don't think many people realize that Francis wrote, and those that know he did, don't realize how little he did write compared to others. Read morePublished 10 months ago by D. Bernal
Great to take in their writings exactly as they are. Refreshment for the mind and clarity for the spirit result in joy for the soul.Published 11 months ago by Rita J Stanislawski
Thorough and insightful, this book offers so much and I love reading / meditating on every bit of it. I bought this along with The Life of St. Francis by Bonaventure. Read morePublished 13 months ago by WAT.