I am reading St. Francis of Assisi by Father Augustine Thompson, O.P. and this is an excellent book, exactly what I was looking for.
St. Francis has always been one of my favorite Saints since Childhood mainly because of his love of animals. The book presents him to be a much more complex man than that but does a great job in explaining his relationship with nature and animals of which I found my self identifying with the saint even more. Here are a couple pages from the book which explain Francis’s love of nature and animals. Reading this last night brought a tear to my eye!
With this book by admiration of Francis grows even more. His love of God and nature makes him a man I wish to imitate more and more. This is a great book, a no nonsense, factual like of St. Francis of Assisi, both Francis the man and Francis the Saint. I strongly suggest all Catholics, to add this book to their reading list especially during this Lent.
I also think Non Catholics will find something to take away with in this book as well.