Books by Francis J. Pierson

Word Without End - The Mass ~ Splendor of the Incarnation
     (How the Power of Love conquers man's Love of Power)

236 pages, $12.95, In Ipso Press, ISBN 9780997380002

Word Without End

Word Without End is the story of three incredible miracles ~ the Incarnation, the Resurrection, and the Eucharist ~ which constantly conspire to save our world. The Incarnation becomes the fulcrum of history, and the Mass represents the Splendor of that same Incarnation. These closely interwoven signs of God's ceaseless involvement in human history are perpetually re-presented at every Mass as a kind of Divine Love Story. You will gain a heightened appreciation for the Eucharistic Liturgy and the power of God's love to transform human hearts when reading this engaging presentation.

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Getting to Know Denver ~ Five Fabulous Walking Tours

202 pages, illustrated, $19.95, Charlotte Square Press, ISBN 0914449206


This pocket-sized guidebook begins with a brief history of Denver and its architectural development. The following chapters constitute five self-guided walking tours (including maps) that highlight various districts: 1. historic Lower Downtown (Lo-Do), 2. Auraria and Skyline, 3. Retail / Financial core, 4. Brown's Bluff (aka Quality Hill), 5. Cultural / Governmental district surrounding Civic Center.

The photos are extensive and vivid, blending historic images with contemporary full-color scenes. One hundred significant buildings are competitively rated on architectural quality using a comparative "1-10" scale. Street presence, public spaces, scale, mass, integrity, and imagination are all considered in deriving the final ratings. Much of the city's colorful history is woven into the running commentary making this an interesting and thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Summit of Destiny ~ Taming the Pikes Peak Country 1858-1918

318 pages, illustrated, $19.95, Charlotte Square Press, ISBN 9780615219127


Who says history has to be dull and academic? Colorado was founded on mining, a gold rush to be precise, and miners are among the more colorful characters to tread the pages of history. The title is a reference to Colorado's position as the "rooftop" of North America, but it further alludes to the lofty ambitions of the daring men and women who came here hoping to pry fortunes from those soaring Rocky Mountains. Some wielded picks and shovels; others laid down serpentine rail networks or raised vital crops to feed the hungry miners. Planting civilization in a rugged wilderness required the various talents of hard-working visionaries and even a few con men here and there. Colorado, initially tagged as "the Pikes Peak Country", is today a living testimony to their unflagging optimism and dogged perseverance.

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