Francis was close to fulfilling his dreams of knighthood when something odd happened. Something that quite shocked his parents and friends: Francis gave away all his possessions and left his luxurious family home! And for what? To spread God’s message of love while roving the countryside as a barefoot beggar. Sounds pretty crazy, right? But that’s exactly the life St. Francis chose once he understood what God was asking of him. It’s not easy to hear what God is asking of us. This captivating chronicle of Francis’ life shows readers that his life was not so different than their own, full of twists and turns, and troubled by social issues and personal obstacles: peer pressure, gossip, ridicule, self-doubt, disappointment, bad choices, and fear. Through his example they will be inspired to pray often for God’s guidance, to grow in kindness, and to walk hand-in-hand with Jesus with an open and loving heart.
Glossy softcover, 64 pages, 8 1/4″ x 10 3/4″. Ages 8-10.