Patrick of Ireland

Patrick front cover

Who was the real St Patrick? Everyone seems to have an opinion about this well known but little-understood figure. Patrick of Ireland: The Boy Who Forgave strips back the story to what we really know about the late Roman figure Patricius.

Kidnapped by Irish raiders as a teenager (“kidnapped by pirates is good,” to misquote The Princess Bride), Patrick spent several years as a slave before escaping back to Britain – and suffering a shipwreck en route. As if that wasn’t enough adventure for one lifetime, Patrick was then called back to Ireland in a dream, this time not as a slave, but as a missionary. But getting back to Ireland would prove no more straightforward than escaping from it.

Patrick of Ireland is told in an easy, flowing style that draws the reader in and doesn’t let go through all the twists and turns of Patrick’s eventful life. This inspiring true story of a man who forgave kidnap and enslavement, and dedicated his life to the people of Ireland, is suitable for pre-teens and up.

“Thoroughly enjoyed the book which was absorbing. If I hadn’t had to eat I would have read it one sitting.” Ann Manwell, Glasgow

Read a sample chapter

Patrick of Ireland is available in the UK and the USA, published by Christian Focus Publications. You can get the paperback in Christian bookshops and both the paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

ISBN: 9781781916773

RRP: £5.99 / $8.99

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