SAINT FRANCIS: The Poverello of Assisi by Douglas Liversidge

SAINT FRANCIS: The Poverello of Assisi

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Francis of Assisi, a saintly man sui generis, is here simply Saint, and the doctrinaire Roman Catholic context cancels out the universal appeal of the subject. Belief in Francis' call to follow Christ's example is not simply implied but insisted upon, and God guides his footsteps--literally-at every crossroads. The telling has no redeeming grace; it is flat and flaccid, at best efficient, at worst fulsome. Considering the many books on Saint Francis available for both religious and lay libraries, there is no particular need for this.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Watts