A Mended and a Broken Heart
The Life and Love of Francis of Assisi
By (author) Wendy Murray
Normal Price: $44.99
Your Price: $40.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Mended and a Broken Heart by Wendy Murray
Book DescriptionThis is an uncensored portrait of St. Francis of Assisi - Catholicism's most popular and least understood saint.Francis of Assisi is Catholicism's most popular, and most controversial, saint. His name and example is summoned and claimed by a host of spiritual pilgrims. Yet, the complexity of who he was, what he believed, and the way he expressed his faith has been misunderstood for centuries, ever since many crucial documents were ordered destroyed by Pope Gregory IX, who rushed to canonize St. Francis only two years after his death in 1226."Of the books about Saint Francis there is no end," one writer noted, which is true enough. But existing biographies of St. Francis generally follow the same script, following the Catholic tradition of the official "legends" (biographies). But that tradition has been censored, shaped, glossed and manipulated by the Church over the centuries - as recently as 2005, when Pope Benedict XVI issued a judgment rendering stricter Vatican control over access to Francis' holy sites. Francis himself would have despised the bowdlerized version of his life as handed down within the Catholic Church. When his life was nearing its end and rumours of canonization were afoot, he told his brothers: "Don't be too quick to canonize me. I am perfectly capable of fathering a child." Indeed, St. Francis' early life was defined by his profligacy; all who knew him recalled his teenage years as a young stallion roaming the streets at night, leading the pack of Assisi's wild youth in parties and song.This book goes to the heart of an examination of "the real Francis" by scrutinizing the traditional legends and other early sources; winnowing through inconsistencies and internal contradictions; and emerging with a cogent poignant picture of saint who was in every way also a real man. Most notably, Murray reveals for the first time the crucial role that Clare of Assisi played in the life and theology of St. Francis, a subject that is taboo within the Catholic Church. Clare's profound influence upon the formation of Francis' spirituality has been generally overlooked and neglected in deference to the widely-accepted assumption that it was Francis who nurtured Clare's spiritual vision. Murray shows it is impossible to understand St. Francis without also understanding his improbable and explosive relationship with Clare.Based on extensive research in Italy and interviews with scores of Franciscan scholars, friars, and sisters, "A Mended and Broken Heart" offers a profoundly humane portrait of this misunderstood saint - and makes a powerful case that his life and thought make him a role model not only for Catholics, but for all religious seekers.
Buy Mended and a Broken Heart book by Wendy Murray from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780465002085
(210mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wendy Murray
Sperm Tales, Paperback / softback (September 2015)
Sperm Tales is an information guide through the challenges of Infertility. Sperm Tales provides the necessary step-by-step information that enables patients to anticipate and prepare for the various challenges. It is also intended to help educate young women of their fertile childbearing age and roadblocks that can occur if they wait too long.
Acceptance & Gratitude, Paperback (February 2014)
This Bible study guide leads women through the spiritual practices of Acceptance and Gratitude.
Mended and Broken Heart, Paperback (October 2012)
A humane and uncensored portrait of St. Francis of Assisi, Catholicism's most popular-and least understood-saint
Warrior King, Paperback / softback (December 2010)» View all books by Wendy Murray
Well-known international journalist Lucy Shaw is assigned to cover the recent discovery of a royal tomb believed to be the remains of the founding king of the Maya dynasty at Copan. From the start, mystery and calamity surround her assignment.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mended and a Broken Heart book by Wendy Murray and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Wendy Murray
Wendy Murray is an accomplished scholar of theology, and was also ordained to the Christian ministry in 1986. She is the author of eight previous books, and has worked as a journalist for Time magazine and Christianity Today. She lives in North Boston.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.