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Francis: The Saint of Assisi: A Novel Paperback – February 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New City Press; 1 edition (February 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565483324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565483323
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story of Saint Francis of Assisi is a key piece of Catholic history.... Francis: The Saint of Assisi is a top pick for historical fiction readers. --The Midwest Book Review

The reader meeting Francis and Clare for the first time will take pleasure in the story. --Ingrid Peterson, O.S.F.

The strength of Joan Mueller's novel is its close adherence to the historical realities of the medieval world. --Murray Bodo, O.F.M.

About the Author

Joan Mueller, Ph.D., is professor of theology and Christian spirituality at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. A Franciscan scholar and writer, Joan Mueller is the author of 10 books and numerous articles.

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Joan Mueller really got the story done in a heartfelt way.
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I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in Francis or the Franciscans.
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The story of Saint Francis Assisi is a key piece of Catholic history.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"Francis" is a remarkable book, combining accurate historical research, with the flavor of the times in which he lived. For those who think they are familiar with the story of St. Francis of Assisi there is enough that is familiar to feel at home, but at the same time there is a wealth of new information to allow the reader to learn so much more. The book is interesting, insightful, and dynamically written. I felt as though I was in Assisi watching every turn in the life of Francis. It helps the reader to get historical insight and also to understand the Church better. I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in Francis or the Franciscans.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard E.M. Brakefield, J.D., S.F.O. on April 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
Joan Mueller has written a historical novel true to history and alive with Francis' love of the Gospel life. She has Francis describing the Franciscan charism in a simple and accurate statement: "We are Troubadours of God who strive to move people's hearts in order to lead them to the joys of the spirit." This is a book that everyone who loves Francis and the Franciscan way of living should read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Plumber on October 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Joan Mueller's method of enhancing the facts of Francis's life with vivid descriptions and dramatic dialogues will help readers visualize Francis the man. They might even hear him singing his wonderful songs. They will enjoy living for a while with this sensitive friar and his explosive Bernardone family and his many faithful friends. They will be able to feel what it meant to be citizens of Assisi in the Middle Ages. At the same time, this historical novel might even convince them--at least while they are reading--of the reality of the amazing events of his life, like the miracles and the stigmata. Mueller knows the facts and knows how to shape them into a delightful fiction.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
The story of Saint Francis Assisi is a key piece of Catholic history. "Francis: The Saint of Assisi" is Joan Mueller taking the pen of dramatic fiction to tell the story of Saint Francis of Assisi, to bring his story into her interpretation of his life. The story of Francis and Clare rings true and proves an enlightening and informative, as well as entertaining read throughout. "Francis: the Saint of Assisi" is a top pick for historical fiction readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laura on February 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
I could not put this book down. I enjoyed this book completely. I bought a copy for a friend as a gift and have been telling everyone I know to read it.

I felt like I was in Assisi. The author really helped me see Francis the man. She didn't sentimentalize him. I only wish there were more on Clare in this book.
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By Cathy A. Hills on April 13, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Mueller gets to the heart of Francis while providing detailed historical background in a captivating way. It was hard to put down!
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