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The Sun & Moon over Assisi: A Personal Encounter With Francis & Clare [Paperback]

By Gerard Thomas Straub (Author)
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Pages   614
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.23"
Weight:   1.84 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2008
ISBN  0867168560  
EAN  9780867168563  

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First published in 2000, The Sun and Moon Over Assisi won instant critical acclaim for the intensity of Gerard Straub's conversion story and the breadth and beauty of his vision of the holy places of Assisi. Spirituality and Health named it one of the "Best Spiritual Books of 2001" and it was awarded Best Hardcover Spirituality by the Catholic Press Association in its 2001 Catholic Book Awards.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gerard Thomas Straub, an award-winning author, photographer, and filmmaker, is founder and president of the San Damiano Foundation. After leaving behind a lucrative career producing daytime television, he chose to document the plight of poor people around the world. His films include "When Did I see You Hungry?" and his books include Sun and Moon over Assisi and Thoughts of a Blind Beggar.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Next best thing to the Passion of Christ  Apr 5, 2007
I randomly got hold of this book from our church library & checked it out
for 3 weeks. After I got started reading it, I could not stop! This book is the next best thing to reading the Passion of Christ. I am now in the
middle of reading it the second time. I love the book so much I ordered my
own copy to keep & to share with friends. I would like to thank the author
for this awesome accomplishment. More power to you, Mr Gerard Thomas Straub! May your tribe increase!!
It'll make you fall in love with Francis and Clare  Jul 1, 2005
Much can be said about the quality of this book. Straub weaves together his spiritual journey and the stories of Francis, Clare, and the city of Assisi to produce a very readable, engaging, and inspiring work. Although somewhat long, there is much wisdom within its pages. Having read The Sun and Moon over Assisi, I am motivated to follow Francis' example in living out Christ's gospel.
Amazing book!  May 18, 2005
This is an incredible book of one man's journey from Catholicism to atheism back home to Catholicism. Although I was not Catholic myself, I enjoyed the ride immensely. He has so much to offer Christians of all kinds. There is much to meditate on and he beautifully and accurately describes the places where Francis and Clare lived/ministered. I have bought copies for friends and will continue to do so. I will read this book again and again. It is a wonderful study and well worth the time. It took me quite a while to read it because I was savouring each chapter. Highly recommend!!!
The Sun and Moon over Us  Jan 27, 2002
I love this book and, in fact, I'm buying copies to give to friends. The story of the ongoing conversion of the author is an example of the journey of any seeker of God: great awakenings, stumbles, doubts, reassurances, understanding.
The first portion of the book is compelling and hard to put aside. The other chapters, however, are so rich with material from additional sources that I found them best to meditate on, think of as you live your life, and then dip into once again. This is perfect as a devotional for the liturgical seasons of advent and lent.
Take the Time  Feb 20, 2001
When I pick up a book on spirituality, that is nearly 600 pages long, I find myself flipping back and forth, counting the number of pages I still have to read (yawn). Having admitted that, I will add that "religion" is probably my first choice when searching for new books. Conversely with this book, I found myself counting the pages to see how many pages were left, because I didn't want it to end. Straub takes us along on his spiritual pilgrimage. In his "Thoughts Scribbled While walking," we can almost chart his spiritual growth (like an ascending line on graph paper). This book will inspire you to follow his lead by pursuing a deeper relationship with God. I was skeptical upon reading his background as a TV/soap writer, but I found it (along with his honesty and humility),to lend credibility to his personal transformation . I have never read a book that inspired me to write the author to tell him how much his writing touched me. This is one author I would like to thank.

This is a book to be savored. As a resident of Southern California, I found his personal observations on the cultural values of Americans right on target. It's too bad this book may never make the N.Y. Times Best Sellers' List, it could change the world.


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