More than just the namesake of a Spring-time holiday known more for excessive drinking than radical evangelism, St. Patrick, for all those who would study his life and words, stands as a startling call to spiritual renewal and a lifetime of self-sacrifice. Though most of what we know about St. Patrick emerges from a corpus of legends and hagiography, the circumstances surrounding the historical St. Patrick shed light upon a life fraught with struggle yet nevertheless passionate about sharing the Gospel with a marginalized group of people.
Jonathan Rogers small but illuminating book is lucid, cogent, and compelling. With brevity,
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Overall, this is a light but rich telling of the life of St. Patrick. It is clear good research lies at the core of this book, yet it does not come across as stilted or boring. Rather, we come to know the significance of the life of St. Patrick while ourselves being offered the ability to reflect on the mission and meaning of our own life. A highly recommended read.
*This review was done in agreement with Thomas Nelson publishers. By writing an objective review, I was offered a free copy of the book.