God's Fool - The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi by Julien Green

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This warm, richly detailed biography brings the beloved saint alive in all his human and profoundly spiritual dimensions.

"Green has produced a radiant life of St. Francis of Assisi, one that no else could have written...like carefully chosen glasses of many colors and stains, arranged with art... and lifted...so that the sun streams through".....The Boston Globe

Julien Green, novelist and diarist, is the celebrated author of more than forty books, including 
The Closed Garden, The Transgressor, Moira, The Other Sleep, and Journals, 1938-1971. A pivotal figure in the Paris literary scene of the 1920s and 1930s, he became in 1971 the only American writer to be elected to the Academie Française.