This penetrating meditation on Francis of Assisi's life gently but sure-handedly cuts through every pious legend to uncover what is timeless and universally true about him.
Christian Bobin is the author of eighteen books in French, several of them best-sellers, and he is the winner of France's 1993 Grand Prix Catholique de Litterature.
"Every once in a while a book comes along that takes your breath away, leaving you dizzy and delirious. Read this book and you'll understand the importance of paying humble attention to humble things. And finally, read this book because it will teach your soul to sing."--Spirituality and Health
"A singular contemplative exercise. Christian Bobin has given birth to a music that is his alone. One finds oneself entering into this contemplation, into this human nearness, and sharing its happiness."--Le Monde "This exquisite and moving book not only talks about Saint Francis in a very eloquent way but brings the reader subtly and magically into the very heart of Francis's great mystical love for the world."--Andrew Harvey, author of Son of Man and The Direct Path