The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis

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Paraclete Press, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
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Originally published in French in 1894, Sabatier’s was the first modern biography of Francis of Assisi. It was a worldwide bestseller, and in 2003 when this new edition was first published, it again sold more than 60,000 copies and was a selection of History Book Club.This new 120th anniversary edition includes a dozen additional annotations and a new preface by the editor, putting Sabatier’s influential work into its historical context, showing why it is still the most essential life of the saint.

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I have read a few biographies on St Francis. Each one sheds some interesting detail that other biographers have missed. He has always interested me. I think it is a must read for anyone interested in his life. Read full review

The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis

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This biography of St. Francis is essentially a reworking of the 1894 classic Vie de S. Fran ois d'Asaise by French Protestant Paul Sabatier (1858-1928). Translated into many languages, it became the ... Read full review

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Paul Sabatier (1858-1928) was educated in Paris and served as a pastor in Strasbourg. In mid-life, he dedicated himself to research and writing about Francis. His pioneering work has influenced the work of generations of scholars and biographers since his time.

Jon M. Sweeney is the author of many books including The Pope Who Quit, which was recently optioned by HBO.

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