In The Saint and the Sultan, Paul Moses recovers Francis’ s message of peace through the largely forgotten story of his daring mission to end the crusades.In 1219, as the Fifth Crusade was being fought, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with Malik al-Kamil, the Sultan of Egypt. The author presents a message of peace in the face of unimaginable brutality, showing the way that two cultures can come together and hold a reasoned, friendly discussion about issues that deeply affect everyday life...without killing each other! Start by marking “The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Refresh and try again. They were two charismatic men of different faiths … More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world.Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History, Paul Moses, former Newsday city editor and senior religion writer, is a professor of journalism at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. I've worked in my current job for about five months now, and someone else in my department started working there a couple weeks after I did so we're pretty good work-friends as we learn the ropes together. 5.0 out of 5. Through their interaction, we see that interfaith dialogue can work to The two individuals met and discussed many things. An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today’s divided world. I was even more fascinated with the humanity Kamil showed the flooded Crusaders when he could have killed them all. We immediately signed up because a) free book! It's a book about how Franciscans rediscovered their roots and have returned to the peacemaking vision of St. Francis of Assisi. Paul Moses’ outstanding and engaging portrayal offers a unique insight into Francis’ overlooked counter-cultural role as a peacemaker during the Crusades for whom Christianity was a religion of peace not conflict.” — John L. Esposito, Georgetown University Professor of Religion & International Affairs, and author of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam“In The Saint and the Sultan Paul Moses delivers a fascinating lesson from a lost episode of history, and shows how critical it is to understanding today’s global conflicts — and the possibility of peace through religious dialogue. i wish the author hadn't spent so much time talking about the Siege of Damietta; all the talk about war instruments and battles, while relevant to setting up the meeting of the two, could have been shortened. While the author does a great job of telling the story of St. Francis's interreligious dialogue with Sultan Malik al-Kamil, which is fascinating, he effectively portrays the most important aspects, which is how he did it. Not really a book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The basic story is well-established in the biography of Saint Francis of Assisi -- how at the height of the Crusades, he ventured into enemy territory to meet with the Sultan and to preach to him. Moses believes that the peaceful interfaith meeting between The Saint and The Sultan was one of the important events in Saint Francis’s life. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Saint Francis and Sultan al-Kamil met in 1219, during the Fifth Crusade. This excellent book deals with the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and how in the midst of the fifth crusades he put his faith into practice by preaching to Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt. What really happened during this most unusual encounter? What I liked about this book is that it was easy to understand and follow. I've worked in my current job for about five months now, and someone else in my department started working there a couple weeks after I did so we're pretty good work-friends as we learn the ropes together. eBay > DVDs & Movies > DVDs & Blu-ray Discs; Share - The Sultan and the Saint (DVD, 2017) The Sultan and the Saint (DVD, 2017) 1 product rating. There's a funny story behind my decision to read this book, so bear with me here. We’d love your help. More a morality tale than a narrative history. The author successfully bridged 800 years and made the stories accessible and relevant. We immediately signed up because a) free book! Rent $2.99 Buy $5.99 View in iTunes. This book is definitely worth the read. Beautifully researched and written book about two remarkable men, St. Francis of Assisi and the Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil who managed to come together in peace while the Christian side was advancing its Crusades and the opposing Muslims were warring against Christians, Mongols and others. We don't really know what they said or how they said it, and the crusade continued anyway. The Saint and the Sultan captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s, Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Stories Read By Your Favorite Celebrities, The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople, A Concise History of the Catholic Church (Revised Edition), Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. This book breathes life into the encounter between Saint Francis and Sultan Malik al-Kamil in the midst of the inglorious Fifth Crusade. I did not know of the story. Francis hoped to prevent a battle that would take many lives. This was quite an intriguing introduction to a person who I'm going to have to read more about, though.