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Saint Francis of Assisi | [G.K. Chesterton]

Saint Francis of Assisi

This biography of St. Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man whose whole life was a poem. Yet St. Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience. Chesterton examines the existence of the pure and the mystic artist in one man. The result is an understanding of St. Francis in both body and soul, two essential aspects because the Saint saw religion as a kind of love afair; both spiritual and material.
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This biography of St. Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man whose whole life was a poem. Yet St. Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience. Chesterton examines the existence of the pure and the mystic artist in one man. The result is an understanding of St. Francis in both body and soul, two essential aspects because the Saint saw religion as a kind of love afair; both spiritual and material.

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    JB New York United States 03-28-07
    JB New York United States 03-28-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Boring narrator"

    The narrator's voice is so boring and his style of reading so slow that I was unable to get into hearing the book. What a waste of money!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Don Corpus Christi, TX, United States 10-04-11
    Don Corpus Christi, TX, United States 10-04-11 Member Since 2006
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    I would have relished a good book on St Franscis; this is not it.

    DHL

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nigel Honolulu, HI, USA 09-23-03
    Nigel Honolulu, HI, USA 09-23-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Francis is Obscured"

    This book was disappointing in that Chesterton spent more time in self apology, and justifying his remarks than in describing Staint Francis. In trying to be intellectually authentic the book misses the warmth and humanity of the Saint.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Clarksville, PA, United States 03-27-12
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    What disappointed you about Saint Francis of Assisi?

    The narrator was boring, the story was boring. I thought it would have been exciting, I've read other stories about Saint Francis, but this one did not do him justice.


    Has Saint Francis of Assisi turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I think if the narrator would have been someone esle, I might have been able to stand to listen longer, other books that I've gotten are very good.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernard Mayes’s performances?

    No, absolutely not, no way, no how!!!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Not really, said it all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Saint Francis"

    The reader was kind of monotoned.

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    Stephen Melville, NY, USA 11-10-04
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    "Saint Francis of Assisi (Unabridged)"

    The author spent well over an hour before he even mentioned St. Francis. I am grateful that my IPOD had a "faster" mode, otherwise I would have never finished listening.

    Next time I will read the reviews more carefully.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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