This Saint Francis biography by Robert West is a must for those who appreciates well-written history about religious figures. Check it out!
Christian Encounters is a sequence of books published by Thomas Nelson, highlighting some important biographies from all periods and fields of the Church.
You will find a few familiar faces, as well as some unexpected guests. Either way, they all uniquely bring light to our shared experience through their relations, conflicts, devotions, and wishes.
Francis is larger than merely the monument of the holy man circled by glorifying animals in the neighbor’s patio.
During his vain and wealthy youth, he was a member of the high “playboy” society, wearing fancy clothes, hanging out with rich buddies, bullying around and having fun.
One day he had a calling. In a dream, God engaged him into ecclesiastic service. Francis renounced all his rights and properties to begin lecturing about simplicity and poverty; relying on the divine providence instead of material possession.
In this series’ biography, learn about this saint, protector of animals, who was so delighted about the Holly Word that he even once addressed a sermon to a flock of birds.
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A native of West Indiana, Robert West, and wife, Helen, brought up their children in Southern California.
He is a former Director of Theater at Pepperdine University in Malibu who moved into the film Industry to become a Director of Development and Story Editor. He has been engaged in many film productions like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Robert is an accomplished author, with credits extending from historical fiction to liturgical drama and radio commercials. He has also developed a kids’ adventure saga debuting with ZonderKidz at the beginning of 2008.
He has also worked an actor, performing in stage productions, classic concerts, and churches throughout the area.