No follower of Christ has captivated the Christian imagination more than this poor man from Assisi. Francis' colorful personality, passionate struggles, and zest for adventure propelled him toward all that life could offer...and plunged him into a deep relationship with God, where the poetry of praise best illumined his experience. With Franciscan expert Murray Bodo, enter into Saint Francis' world of color, sound and image. Enjoy the stories and legends that have fascinated us through the ages. Above all, ponder Francis' poem, "Canticle of the Creatures," which glorifies God for creation, incarnation and redemption -- a prayer-poem that can show us how to see the world anew. Book jacket.Bodo, Murray is the author of 'Poetry As Prayer Saint Francis of Assisi' with ISBN 9780819859402 and ISBN 0819859400.