Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Fact: St. Patrick was not the first Bishop of Ireland.
Fact: St. Patrick did not lead all the snakes out if Ireland.
Now, if you are all worried that all the things you love about St. Patrick are just a bunch of myths then I encourage you to pick up St. Patrick by Jonathan Rogers.
It is a great book which looks at both some of the myths and the facts of the life of this great Saint. I know that this is a pretty silly thing to mention in a review, but I loved the quality of this book. It felt wonderful in my hands, and it looks great.
It is a small book, only 102 pages plus the appendixes, but packed with information. One of the great things is the appendixes at the back which include all the actual writings of St. Patrick, so after you read what Rogers says about St. Patrick you can actually go and read his Confession and his letter.
This book is an excellent primer on the life of St. Patrick, and the beginning of Celtic Christianity in Ireland. I highly recommend picking up this book and reading it next St. Paddy’s day.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”