All of the books in the Saint Francis of Assisi Research Library are written exclusively about Saint Francis, the San Damiano Cross, or Franciscan spirituality and include biographies, non-fiction, and fictional works. These hardback, paperback, or occasional leather-bound books may be new, used, or even ex-library, but all are clean with no markings, notes, or underlining. Some are First Editions and many are out-of-print. All are in very good or new condition. Learn more here.

The most current, but ever-expanding list of books that comprise the library are listed alphabetically below. In time, I plan on including a brief synopsis of each book, but for now you can find excellent reviews (Google, Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes & Noble etc.) by simply googling the title of the book.

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THE SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI RESEARCH LIBRARY

ONLINE CATALOG
Most recent update:
March 23, 2019


  1. A Eucharistic Vision & the Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi
    Mark of Whitstable, OFM (Fr. Mark Elvins)
    Gracewing, Ltd.
    Paperback / © 2007 / 85 pages


  2. A Mended and Broken Heart: The Life and Love of Francis of Assisi
    Wendy Murray
    Basic Books
    Hardback / © 2008 / 304 pages

  3. A Retreat with Francis & Clare of Assisi: Following Our Pilgrim Hearts
    Murray Bodo & Susan Saint Sing
    St. Anthony Messenger Press
    Paperback / © 1996 / 93 pp


  4. Brother Leo Remembers Francis: Companions of Saint Francis of Assisi
    Roderic Petrie, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Messenger Press
    Paperback / © 1999 / 115 pp

  5. Conversations with St. Francis
    James C. Howell
    Abingdon Press
    Paperback / © 2008 / 107 pp


  6. Daily Readings with St. Francis of Assisi
    Sister Elizabeth Marie Klepec, OSF
    Templegate Publishers
    Paperback / © 1988 / 96 pages


  7. Daring to Cross the Threshold: Francis of Assisi Encounters Sultan Malek
    Kathleen Warren, OSF
    Wipf & Stock Publishers
    Paperback / © 2012 / 151 pages


  8. Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis
    Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Messenger Press
    Paperback / © 2012 / 129 pages

  9. Following Francis of Assisi: A Spirituality for Daily Living
    Patti Normile
    St. Anthony Messenger Press
    Paperback / © 1996 / 124 pp


  10. Francis & Clare of Assisi: Selected Writings
    Foreword by Michael Morris
    Harper Collins Spiritual Classics
    Paperback / © 1982/2006
    128 pp


  11. Francis and the San Damiano Cross: Meditations on Spiritual Transformation
    Susan Saint Sing, PhD.
    St. Anthony Messenger Press
    Paperback / © 2006 / 103 pages


  12. Francis, Bible of the Poor
    Auspicius van Corstanje, O.F.M.
    Translated by David Smith
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Hardback / © 1997 / 228 pages


  13. Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life
    Adrian House
    Hidden Spring
    Softcover / © 2001 / 336 pages

  14. Francis of Assisi: The Wandering Years
    Anthony Mockler
    Phaidan Press, Ltd.
    Hardback / © 1976 / 256 pages


  15. Francis: The Journey & The Dream
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Hardback / © 2011 / 257 pages


  16. God’s Fool: The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi
    Julien Green
    Harper & Row
    Hardback / © 1985 / 273 pages


  17. Instruments of Christ: Reflections on the Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
    Albert Haase, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Paperback / © 2004 / 81 pp


  18. Let me Sow Love: Living the Peace Prayer of St. Francis
    James E. Adams
    Ave Maria Press
    Paperback / © 2003 / 152 pp

  19. Light in the Dark Ages: The Friendship of Francis & Clare of Assisi
    Jon. M. Sweeney
    Paraclete Press
    Paperback / © 2007 / 204 pages


  20. Living the Wisdom of St. Francis
    Wayne Simsic
    Paulist Press
    Paperback / © 2001 / 111 pp


  21. On the Road with Francis of Assisi:
    A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, and Beyond

    Linda Bird Francke
    Random House
    Trade Paperback / © 2005 / 266 pp


  22. Origins of the Franciscan Order
    Kajetan Esser, O.F.M.
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Hardback / © 1970 / 289 pages


  23. Praying with Francis of Assisi: Companions for the Journey
    Joseph Stoutzenberger & John D. Bohrer
    Saint Mary’s Press
    Paperback / © 1989 / 105 pp


  24. Saint Francis
    Marie Dennis & Art by John A. Swanson
    Orbis Books
    Hardback / © 2002 / 119 pages

  25. Saint Francis
    Robert West
    Thomas Nelson
    Paperback / © 2010 / 233 pp


  26. Saint Francis and His Four Ladies
    Joan Mowat Erikson
    Orbis Books
    Paperback / © 1993 / 184 pages


  27. Saint Francis and The Foolishness of God
    Marie Dennis, Joseph Nangle O.F.M., et al
    Norton / First Edition
    Hardback / © 1970 / 140 pages

  28. Saint Francis of Assisi
    Morris Bishop
    Little, Brown, & Company
    First Edition
    Hardback / © 1974 / 227 pp


  29. Saint Francis: Nature Mystic: The Derivation and Significance of the
    Nature Stories in the Franciscan Legend

    Edward A. Armstrong
    University of California Press
    Hardcover / © 1973 / 270 pp


  30. Salvation: Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis
    Valerie Martin
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Paperback / © 2002 / 288 pages


  31. St. Francis of America:
    How A Thirteenth-Century Monk Became America’s Most Popular Saint
    Patricia Appelbaum
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Hardback / © 2015 / 270 pp


  32. St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography
    Omer Englebert
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Paperback / © 1965 / 282 pages


  33. St. Francis of Assisi
    Johannes Jörgensen
    Longmans, Green, & Co
    Hardback / © 1957 / 428 pages


  34. Saint Francis of Assisi
    Jacques Le Goff | Translated by Christine Rhone
    Routledge
    Softcover / © 2004 / 159 pp


  35. Saint Francis of Assisi
    G. K. Chesterton
    Paraclete Press
    Softcover / © 2013 / 199 pages


  36. Saint Francis of Assisi
    Photographs by Dennis Stock
    Text by Lawrence Cunningham
    A Scala Book / Harper & Row
    Hardcover / © 1981 / 124 pages

  37. St. Francis of Assisi: Writings for a Gospel Life
    Regis J. Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap.|
    Crossroad Publishing Co.
    Softcover / © 1994 / 240 pp


  38. Saint Francis of Assisi
    John R. H. Moorman
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Paperback / © 1976 / 118 pages


  39. St. Francis of Assisi: Omnibus of Sources
    Writings & Early Biographies
    Marion A. Habig, O.F.M. (Editor) Franciscan Press
    Hardback / © 1991 / 1,665 pages
    (Library Reference Book Only – not available for loan.)


  40. St. Francis of Assisi: The Best from All His Works
    Stephen Rost, Editor
    Thomas Nelson Publishers
    Christian Classics Collection
    Hardcover / © 1989 / 284 pages


  41. Tales of St. Francis: Ancient Stories for Contemporary Living
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    St. Anthony Msg Press
    Paperback / © 1992 / 187 pages


  42. The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis, & Life in the Kingdom
    Jamie Arpin-Ricci, C.J.
    IVP Books (Intervarsity Press)
    Softcover / © 2011 / 236 pages


  43. The Crucifix that Spoke to St. Francis
    Michael Goonan, S.S.P.
    IVP Books (Intervarsity Press)
    Softcover / © 2011 / 236 pages


  44. The Ecstasies of Saint Francis: The Way of Liberty Poverty
    John Ryan Haule
    Steiner Books, Inc.
    Paperback / © 2003 / 192 pages


  45. The Francis Book: 800 Years with the Saint from Assisi
    Roy M. Gasnick, O.F.M.Macmillan Publishing Co.
    Hardback / © 1980 / 211 pages (Copy 1 with dust jacket)


  46. The Francis Book: 800 Years with the Saint from Assisi
    Roy M. Gasnick, O.F.M.Macmillan Publishing Co.
    Hardback / © 1980 / 211 pages (Copy 2 with dust jacket)


  47. The Francis Book: 800 Years with the Saint from Assisi
    Roy M. Gasnick, O.F.M.Macmillan Publishing Co.
    Hardback / © 1980 / 211 pages (Copy 3 without dust jacket)

  48. The Gospels According to Saint Francis
    Hilarion Kistner, O.F.M.
    Franciscan Media
    Softcover / © 2014 / 121 pages


  49. The Larks of Umbria
    Albert Paul Schimberg
    Bruce Publishing Co
    Hardback / © 1942 / 237 pages


  50. The Lessons of St. Francis
    John Michael Talbot w/ Steve Rabey
    Dutton
    Hardback / © 1997 / 255 pages


  51. The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis
    Wyatt North
    CreateSpace Books
    Paperback / © 2012 / 70 pages

  52. The Life of St. Francis of Assisi
    Saint Bonaventure
    Tan Books
    Paperback / © 1988 (Reprint) / 187 pages


  53. The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi: And a Sketch of the Franciscan Order
    Pamfilo Da Magliano, O.S.F.
    P. O’Shea (Reprint) Softcover / © 1867 / 674 pp
    American Edition


  54. The Little Flowers of Saint Francis: The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
    Translated & Edited by Bishop H.E. Manning, DD
    Konecky & Konecky
    Hardback /© 2005 / 301 pages

  55. The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of Saint Francis
    Paul Sabatier
    Paraclete Press
    Hardcover / © 1989 / 187 pages


  56. The Roots of St. Francis
    Raphael Brown
    Franciscan Herald Press
    |Hardback / © 1982 / 212 pages


  57. The Rule & Testament of St. Francis:
    Conferences to the Modern Followers

    Kajetan Esser, O.F.M.
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Hardback / © 1977 / 226 pp


  58. The Saint Francis Prayer Book: A Guide to Deepen Your Spiritual Life
    John M. Sweeney
    Paraclete Press
    Softcover / © 2004 / 156 pages


  59. The St. Francis Holy Fool Prayer Book
    John M. Sweeney
    Paraclete Press
    Softcover / © 2017 / 114 pp


  60. The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    Saint Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
    Paperback / © 2009 / 132 pages


  61. The Way of Lady Poverty: The Ecstasies of St. Francis
    John Ryan Haule
    Lindisfarne Books
    Softcover / © 2004 / 183 pages


  62. The Way of St. Francis: A Spirituality of Reconciliation
    Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
    Doubleday & Co.
    Hardback / © 1984 / 180 pages


  63. The Wisdom of St. Francis
    Compiled and Introduced by
    Brother Ramon, S.S.F.
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
    Hardback / © 1997 / 48 pp


  64. The Wondrous Adventures of St. Francis of Assisi
    Tricia Gray
    St. Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
    Paperback / © 2003 / 164 pages


  65. True Joy from Assisi: The Assisi Experience of Inner Peace & Joy
    Raphael Brown
    Franciscan Herald Press
    Hardback / © 1978 / 268 pages


  66. When Saint Francis Saved the Church
    Jon M. Sweeney
    Ave Maria Press
    Hardback / © 2014 / 175 pages