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Francis of Assisi  and His World

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Tell others about Jesus like Francis of Assisi did:

Though not all Christians are called to found a new Religious Order, we are all called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians.  

Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our  web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith. _________________

2002 Mark Galli.  This edition 2002 Lion Publishing.

Published in the U.S.A. by InterVarsity Press.


Author: Mark Galli 

(Former Editor of "Christian History & Biography" Magazine).

InterVarsity Histories

"Francis went about by himself collecting stones.  He begged all the people he met to give him stones.  In fact he became a new sort of beggar, reversing the parable; a beggar who asks not for bread but a stone."

-G. K. Chesterton

Francis of Assisi is one of the world's most popular religious figures, and also one of the most misrepresented.  

Such is the assertion of Mark Galli, who here attempts to strip away the modern gloss in order to discover the real man and the world in which he lived.

Written in a lively and engaging style, Francis of Assisi and His World tells the story of Francis from his hedonistic youth to his emergence as a Christian leader of great charisma and intensity.

The saint revealed here is not the romantic free spirit of popular imagination, but a complex and contentious figure who combined a deep mysticism with radical commitment and, above all, sought to glorify God, the creator.  For all those fascinated and intrigued by this most elusive of men, this is a book to enjoy for the story it tells and for the beauty of its art and illustration. ____________________________

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    Image: Front cover of the book, "Francis of Assisi and His World" by Mark Galli (InterVarsity Press Histories). Francis, painted 36 years after his death.  "St. Francis" (Ca. 1262) by Maestro di San Francesco, from a series of panels from San Francesco al Prato, Perugia.

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