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THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS. A PARAPHRASE

LITTLE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS

A Paraphrase
Brother Ugolino of Monte Santa Maria
Subcategory: 
Alba House Classics
ISBN: 
978-0-8189-0618-3
Pages: 
169
$8.95
Description: 

Translator: Donald E. Demaray
Copyright: 1992
First Printed: 02-09-1992
Reprints: 2000

 

One of the most delightful books ever written, The Little Flowers of St. Francis by Brother Ugolino di Monte Santa Maria was written nearly a hundred years after the death of St. Francis (1182-1226). It came to light during a stormy period in the early life of the Order in an attempt to capture for posterity the true Franciscan spirit exemplified in the lives and thoughts of St. Francis and his followers. The childlike simplicity and candor of the stories speak with the power of unvarnished truth and reveal a depth of spirituality often hidden from the learned and the wise. Dr. Demaray has captured both the spirit and the sense of the original in an easy-to-read format that employs a style easily accessible to the hurried, if not harried, reader of our own day and age. May the gentle and generous heart of St. Francis inspire peace and joy in all who meet him in these pages.

 

About the Author: Donald E. Demaray, the translator of this contemporary edition of The Little Flowers of St. Francis, holds a PhD from Edinburgh University and a D Litt from Los Angeles Pacific College. Presently Professor of Preaching at the Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, Dr. Demaray has done overseas preaching and mission work for the Free Methodist Church of North America in Japan, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is the author of nearly two dozen books and countless articles in many languages. He had also translated for Alba House The Imitation of Christ (1996) and The Practice of the Presence of God (1997).

 

Book: 169 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-0618-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-0618-3
Prod. Code: 0618-9