After his war-torn boyhood in Navarre, Francis Xavier went to the University of Paris, determined to have a good time. At first he scoffed at his fellow student, Ignatius Loyola, a former soldier who wanted to win the world for God. But Ignatius showed him that true champions are a far more heroic breed–those who risk their all to win the world for God. Francis joined Ignatius’ followers and became one of the first members of the Society of Jesus. Francis Xavier was selected by Ignatius to do missionary work in India. His travels led him to the Spice Islands and Japan. This book captures the true spirit of a daring man who braved many dangers to spread the word of God. Vision Books (Ages 9 to 15), Paper.