RantingCatholicMom, My favorite book on Joan is Mark Twain's Joan of Arc. He was very accurate in his historical details, especially concerning her trial. My favorite moment came when Joan was confronted by this cunning group of theologians with the challenge: Are you in the state of grace? If I am, may it please God to keep me there, and if I'm not, may it please God to put me there! Anyway, I hope this love affair he had with Joan of Arc was the means for his salvation! Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!