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Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic who Became a Saint

Joan of Arc inspired the French Army to fight and expel the English during the 100 years War. In this engaging and at times gripping biography, the author examines Joan's life (1412-1432) and particularly her faith in the face of a church threatened by her visions. The book's most fascinating aspect is the suspenseful day-by-day account of her year-long trial and conviction for heresy. First condemned a heretic, later declared a saint, her convictions led her to obey the voice of God above earthly church authority.