The Essential Biography of Saint Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier. Edited with Introduction and Annotations by Jon M. Sweeney. Discover how the privileged son of a wealthy Italian merchant became the most loved figure in Christian history since Jesus.

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Originally published in French in 1894, Sabatier’s was the first modern biography of Francis of Assisi. It was a worldwide bestseller, and in 2003 when this new edition was first published by Paraclete Press, it again sold more than 60,000 copies and was a selection of History Book Club.


Jon M. Sweeney’s popular history, The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, has been optioned by HBO. In addition to The Pope’s Cat series for children, he’s the author of other books including The Complete Francis of Assisi, and When Saint Francis Saved the Church, winner of a 2015 award in history from the Catholic Press Association. (Paraclete Press)

Book Details

Title: The Road to Assisi
Author: Paul Sabatier & Jon M. Sweeney
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2003
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 10 ounces
Pages: 225
Format: Hardback
Product ID: 0810920
ISBN: 1557253285
Quantity Available: 1
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