The Life of St. Francis - (Harper Collins Spiritual Classics) by Bonaventure (Paperback)
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"About the Book A classic work of Christian literature commissioned by the Franciscan Order in the year 1250, The Life of St. Francis ""by St. Bonaventure the Tuscan scholastic theologian and the greatest Franciscan mystic after St. Francis himself is both a biography and an enlightening and inspiring spiritual treatise. A noteworthy addition to the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series with a foreword by Donna Tartt, author of The Little Friend ""and The Secret History, ""this new edition of Bonaventure s The Life of St. Francis ""reflects profoundly on the life of the virtues which Francis presented as the ideal of Gospel perfection."" Book Synopsis A classic work of Christian literature commissioned by the Franciscan Order in the year 1250, The Life of St. Francis by St. Bonaventure--the Tuscan scholastic theologian and the greatest Franciscan mystic after St. Francis himself--is both a biography and an enlightening and inspiring spiritual treatise. A noteworthy addition to the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series with a foreword by Donna Tartt, author of The Little Friend and The Secret History, this new edition of Bonaventure's The Life of St. Francis reflects profoundly on the life of the virtues which Francis presented as the ideal of Gospel perfection. From the Back Cover Bonaventure (1221-1274), an Italian theologian and monk, is widely considered the greatest Franciscan mystic after St. Francis himself. Commissioned by the Franciscan Order, Bonaventure wrote this official biography of St. Francis of Assisi in 1260 -- his riveting account is simple yet inspiring, and essential reading for those looking to understand the remarkable life and spirituality of this revered saint."

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