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As one editor of Chesterton's puts it, "of St. Francis he might have said what he said about Blake: 'We always feel that he is saying something very plain and emphatic even when we have not the wildest notion of what it is.'" --Doug Thorpe
Having said this, I think the book is well worth reading.
I thought I was buying a modern typeset of Chesterton's work, and was VERY irked to receive a OCR scan of a public domain printing, with brand new typos.
Chesterton's book on St. Francis of Assisi was "avowedly only an introduction to St. Francis or the study of St. Francis.
St. Francis of Assisi is a very strange personage of the Catholic Church, but with a great love for what he was doing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by L. Lieuw
Excellent introduction to the spiruality of St. Francis. Chesterton is not an "easy" read. However this book is well worth the effort for anyone seriously interested in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph Perello, Jr.
There are gems in GKC's books but they are hard to find. This is not a life of St. Francis but more of an attempt to place him in world history.Published 4 months ago by James J. Maun
This book is a very well written account of a truly great person. Written by a truly great person. Chesterton has depths of insight that is very much needed in our society today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joseph D. Meeks II
Not too Wordy, to the point~MAYBE he should be among the Saints, boy, am I glad that he wrote it.Published 7 months ago by Michael Gruteke
If you are interested in the life of St. Francis this is the book for you. And reading it on my ipad is so enjoyable.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think the book has difficult concepts to understand. The author has a wonderful vocabulary and uses all of it. I am enjoying it.Published 14 months ago by Ruth Lowry