Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Céad míle fáilte romhat! A hundred thousand welcomes to you!

(If you'd like to hear it pronounced, I found a fun site where you can learn to pronounce Irish phrases.)

Happy St. Patrick's day. In honor of the holiday, I wanted to revisit one of my favorite authors.


This was a fantastic and well researched book. I loved learning the real story behind the man and moving past the traditional, although fun, corniness of the holiday. Lawhead really brings Patrick to life as a real man that wasn't always so saintly, but grew to become a beloved icon in history. There's plenty of action, drama and love to keep the story compelling. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend it.

A young nobleman is captured by raiding pirates and spends seven painful years a slave to an Irish chieftain. At last he escapes, betraying his friends and the woman he loves, and makes his way to Gaul. He becomes a soldier, rises in the ranks, and achieves a life of promise in Roman society. Yet he is haunted by his memories of Ireland and comes to believe that he has a special mission there: to convert the Irish people to Christianity.

If you want to read an excerpt, visit Stephen R. Lawhead's website, HERE.

Slán agus beannacht leat. Goodbye and blessings with you.

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