Book Review: St. Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton

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Chesterton takes on a challenging task in writing a biography of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis was beloved in his own life time, so even the earliest sources are bound to exaggerate (if not make up) stories. Or at least skeptics can assume so. And Francis’s life was well over five hundred years ago leaving [Read More...]

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Book Review: Anne Frank by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon

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Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon Anne Frank’s story of hiding in occupied Amsterdam from the Nazis has had several treatments in several different mediums (all based on the diary that she wrote while in hiding). I was excited to discover this graphic-novel treatment at my [Read More...]

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Francis: Man of Prayer

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Like so many others, I’ve been really taken (smitten?) with Pope Francis. Maybe it’s that I’ve become more and more of a Catholic Geek since 2001. Maybe it’s that my addictive nature needs something to glom onto. Maybe it’s that I’m avoiding cooking. I have a shelf filling quickly with Pope Francis books: books by [Read More...]

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