Christian Encounters Series
By Robert West
I have reviewed other books in this series and this particular book was a great disappointment. The style of writing did not hold your attention well at all. I found the book tedious to read and hard to follow. Time line jumped around a lot and that made it even harder to follow. It was a book that I probably won't ever read again. On the plus side it did have many recourses listed. If I am ever interested in learning more about Francis of Assisi I will use his recourse list to find another book to read.
It was also very sad to read as the entire premise of Francis of Assisi' order was a works based salvation. To read about his "conversion" which was little more than a vow of poverty and self mortification was hard to endure as it was a false conversion. To read about his compassion for animals and concern for the earth was interesting. He did have a lot of gumption to go and preach to the Muslim's in the Holy Land.