Francis of Assisi was a boisterous young man who lived a life of decadence. After a profound conversion experience, he became the most popular saint in history.
Jon Sweeney sheds new light on this familiar tale. He demonstrates that Francis himself became a conversion experience for all of Christian history, reviving the Church and revolutionizing how we think about the poor and marginalized, our relationship to the created world, and even our own mortality. The fascinating story of this rebellious young man who saved the Church will inspire you change your corner of the world.
• Shows how Francis saved the Christian faith
• Outline’s Francis’s revolutionary approach to friendship
• Offers a remarkable look at how Francis literally saved the Christian faith—and continues to offer a spiritual vision with contemporary relevance
About the Author
Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and writer of popular history. Specializing in ancient and medieval history, he is the author of The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation.