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    My God and My All

    The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi


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    The captivating story of the world’s favorite saint is now retold for a modern audience by one of the great novelists of our time.


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    About The Book

    Perhaps more than any other figure in Christian history, Saint Francis of Assisi has captured our imagination, for his is a story of extreme self-sacrifice, of love to God and man. How could this wealthy, handsome youth cast away all the advantages that were his by birth and choose instead a career of poverty and humility? How could he attract members of all strata of society to his mission? And how, when his order became established throughout Europe, could he renounce great personal power and humbly continue his life’s work?

    Here is Francis, from his twelfth-century boyhood to his life as a missionary roaming the very boundaries of the known world. Here too are the men and women who followed him – Bernard de Quintavalle, the rich businessman; Peter Cathanii, the lawyer; Brother Giles, the farmer’s son; Lady Clare; and so many others – all drawn together by the personal magnetism and humble faith of their leader, all re-created by bestselling novelist Elizabeth Goudge against a rich medieval canvas.

    Of Saint Francis, Goudge writes:
    It is as a Christian that he matters to us, as a humble, poor man who set himself to tread as closely as he could in the footsteps of Christ, perhaps as closely as any man has ever done, and by so doing he shames us. Looking at him we see what it means to be a Christian and what it costs. His story is not only endearing, it is terrifying. Yet without the fear and shame he would not have so much power over us, for we know in our hearts that what is worth having costs everything. And so his power lives on and we cannot measure it because it is nowhere near its end.

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    Table of Contents

    Part I  Francesco Bernadone

    • Chapter 1 The Beginning
    • Chapter 2 The Leper
    • Chapter 3 The Crucifix
    • Chapter 4 The Builder
    • Chapter 5 My God and My All
    • Chapter 6 The Rule

    Part II  Knights of God

    • Chapter 7 The First Order
    • Chapter 8 The Second Order
    • Chapter 9 The Third Order

    Part III  The Kingdom

    • Chapter 10 The Rich
    • Chapter 11 The Poor
    • Chapter 12 The Creatures
    • Chapter 13 The Chapter of Mats
    • Chapter 14 The Crusades

    Part IV  The Power and The Glory

    • Chapter 15 The Return
    • Chapter 16 The Darkness
    • Chapter 17 Midwinter Spring
    • Chapter 18 Alvernia
    • Chapter 19 The Last Journey
    • Chapter 20 The Larks

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