St. Patrick of Ireland St. Patrick of Ireland

St. Patrick of Ireland

A Biography

    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

"Lively and lucid." —The New York Times Book Review

The most authoritative modern biography of the patron saint of Ireland, focusing on the historical Patrick and his times.

Ireland’s patron saint has long been shrouded in legend, but the true story of St. Patrick is far more inspiring than the myths. In St. Patrick of Ireland, Philip Freeman brings the historic Patrick and his world vividly to life. Patrick speaks in his own voice in two remarkable letters he wrote about himself and his beliefs, new translations of which are included here and which are still astonishing for their passion and eloquence.

Born late in the fourth century to an aristocratic British family, Patrick’s life was changed forever when he was abducted and taken to Ireland just before his sixteenth birthday. He spent six grueling years there as a slave, but the ordeal turned him from an atheist into a true believer. After a vision in which God told him he would go home, Patrick escaped captivity and, following a perilous journey, returned safely to Britain to the amazement of his family. But even more amazing to them was his announcement that he intended to go back to Ireland to spend the rest of his life ministering to the people who had once enslaved him.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the British Isles during the last years of the Roman Empire, St. Patrick of Ireland brilliantly brings to life the real Patrick, a man whose deep spiritual conviction and devotion helped to transform a country.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2004
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
9.5
MB

More Books Like This

Great Tales from English History Great Tales from English History
2004
Alfred the Great Alfred the Great
2014
My Neighbor Jesus - In the Light of His Own Language, People and Time My Neighbor Jesus - In the Light of His Own Language, People and Time
2011
131 Christians Everyone Should Know 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
2000
Missionary Biographies Missionary Biographies
2012
Two Lives of Charlemagne Two Lives of Charlemagne
2011

More Books by Philip Freeman

Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
2008
Oh My Gods Oh My Gods
2012
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
1995
How to Grow Old How to Grow Old
2016
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great
2011
How to Win an Election How to Win an Election
2012

Customers Also Bought

The First American The First American
2000
The Immortal Irishman The Immortal Irishman
2016
This Time Together This Time Together
2010
Washington's Immortals Washington's Immortals
2016
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
1997
In the Hurricane's Eye In the Hurricane's Eye
2018