A free preview of best selling Joan of Arc biography Maid of Heaven is available online at Google Books.
Online PR News – 12-January-2010 – – Maid of Heaven: The Story of Saint Joan of Arc is a best selling and critically acclaimed biography by Ben D. Kennedy about the legendary historical figure Saint Joan of Arc covering her entire life. Now with help from Google Books a little of the inside of Maid of Heaven can be previewed online providing everyone with a glimpse of the unique nature of this distinguished book about Joan of Arc. Every page contains exquisite border art displaying the life of Saint Joan in a way that enhances the understanding of the poetic verse contained inside the book. There are also seventeen full page historic paintings of Saint Joan by famous artists interspersed throughout the book covering the major events in Joan’s life as described in the narrative.
Joan of Arc lived only nineteen years but the brilliance of her life has continued to inspire people. Joan was the youngest person in history at only seventeen to command the armies of a nation. She won two of the greatest victories in all of military history at Orleans and Patay. Despite her military success she was ultimately captured by her enemies and convicted in a rigged trial for heresy and burned at the stake where she died at the young age of nineteen. Throughout her life she maintained her great faith in God and ultimately was rewarded in 1920 when she was canonized a Saint by the same Church that had once condemned her to death.
Once people see a little of Maid of Heaven they have a much better understanding why this particular book about Joan of Arc has been hailed by Joan of Arc aficionados around the world as a must read for anyone interested in learning all about Joan and the incredible story of her life. Virginia Frohlick the founder of the St Joan of Arc Center in Albuquerque, NM, explained how she “devoured it in one sitting” and “was impressed by his clever English prose that was able to combine actual historical fact and the words spoken by Joan of Arc herself.” Chris Snidow, the leader of five St. Joan of Arc Pilgrimages in France, proclaimed: “I've read many books about France's Patron Saint, Joan of Arc, but never seen one like Maid of Heaven . . . Mr. Kennedy does an amazing job of putting such a lyrical story into captivating lyrical form.” Sergio Vargas of San Cristobal Antiques Fine Art in Puerto Rico called Maid of Heaven: “An epic flash back that watered my eyes. . . I did not expect this breathtaking story.”
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