St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims
Author: Frank M. Rega
|St. Francis of Assisi accompanied the Crusaders to Egypt on the Fifth Crusade, and boldly walked right into the Muslim camp in a spectacular attempt to preach Christianity to the Sultan and his followers. The author shows that St. Francis was a supporter of the armed Crusade, and his goal was the conversion of the Muslims, rather than simply "dialoging" as an end in itself, as some revisionists have purported. He made such an impact with his preaching, that the sultan rebuffed some of his own religious advisors, the imams, who were insisting that Islamic law required that St. Francis must be beheaded.|
While the book focuses on this historic encounter, it also includes a comprehensive biography of the Saint, taking the reader through the essential aspects of his life and his life-changing spiritual journey. Read how St. Clare of Assisi left her comfortable aristocratic world to become his follower, how St. Francis originated the Christmas manger, and about the dramatic moment he received the stigmata.
"The most important book on St. Francis in English, in recent years."
—Brother Alexis Bugnolo, Editor, the Franciscan Archive, franciscan- archive.org
"This is a rare and daring approach to the life of St. Francis and one that is so necessary in our world at this time."
—From the Preface by Father Angelus M. Shaughnessy, O.F.M. Capuchin, EWTN TV Spokesman
Tells the authentic story of St. Francis' trip to the Sultan in Egypt and efforts to convert him to the One True Faith. Also includes a brief biography of St. Francis, including his stigmata, the Franciscans, St. Clare, and St. Francis' view of the Crusades. A book greatly needed in our era of false ecumenism.
ISBN: 0895558580 EAN: 9780895558589
Publisher: Tan Books
US SRP: 13.95 US
Pub Date: December 01, 2008
Features: Table of Contents, Price on Product
Physical Info: 0.45" H x 8.64" L x 5.74" W (0.58 lbs) 152 pages
Carton Quantity: 80
As devotee of Padre Pio and St. Francis of Assisi, Frank Rega has been a Third Order (Secular) Franciscan for over 25 years. His first book, Padre Pio and America, was published by TAN Books, as well as his second book, St. Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims. He has recently released a second book about Padre Pio, has published a booklet on the Greatest Catholic President - Garcia Moreno of Ecuador, and has written many articles for Catholic periodicals. He is currently working on volume three of his spiritual biography of the mystic Luisa Piccarreta. He was founder of a large online Padre Pio prayer and discussion group. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. His web sites and blog can be found via www.frankrega.com. A Henry Rutgers Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers University, Mr. Rega also studied at Yale University's Institute of Human Relations on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Until his retirement he was last employed by Compuware Corp. as a software engineer on projects for NASA and the Department of Homeland Security.
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