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The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: March 24, 1998
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70020-0 (0-375-70020-X)
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A Vintage Spiritual Classic

With a new Preface by the noted writer Madeleine L’Engle, author of nearly fifty books of fiction and non-fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time. St. Francis of Assisi’s ecstatic embrace of a life of poverty revolutionized Christianity even as it transformed the ethics of the West. In this luminous and lively book, St. Francis’s followers preserved his legend and those of his first disciples, combining stories of miracles with convincing portraits of men who were no less human for having been touched by God.

“God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home.” —Archibishop Desmond Tutu

In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind’s relation to the divine.