Blank Slate Press, 2020
Agent: Jill Marr
In a passionate portrayal of a man who struggled to find meaning in a time marked by greed, war, and political machinations, award-winning, best-selling author, Eyre Price, offers a new take on the classic tale of St. Francis of Assisi. Born in Twelfth Century Italy, Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone grew up a headstrong child of privilege, fought ruthlessly as a soldier, was held as a prisoner of war, and eventually emerged on the world-stage as an inspiration to millions around the world. Price traces the spiritual evolution of an ordinary man who strives to realize the extraordinary within himself and brings the legend of St. Francis to life with all of the violence and action, romance and intrigue of its time - and of the tumultuous times in which we find ourselves today.
"The beauty of this book is that it makes Francis’s truth self-evident. It’s less about adoring God than examining oneself. For anyone who ever loved Saint Francis of Assisi, it’s a must-read."
--Stephen Schettini, author of