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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Christian Encounters Series
By Jonathan Rogers
The life and times of St. Patrick are explored in this book. There is some information about Patrick and the conditions that existed in Ireland during the time when the Romans occupied the British Isles. Ireland was considered to be a place of heathens and ignorant people, so the Romans were not interested in going there. Unfortunately for Patrick, he was taken there as a slave, after the Romans had left England. Exact dates are not known for when St. Patrick was born and when he died and a lot of what is "known" about him is a mix of speculation, stories, exaggerations, legends and some facts.
I did look forward to reading this book and did like it. It wasn't a book that kept my interest for long spans of time, but I did talk about it with my family, so it must have been interesting to me on some level. I hate to sound so negative, and I'm really not. I did like the book and have always wondered about St. Patrick. I just wish that more information was available. The author did a good job with the informations that is avaiable, so I don't blame him for any lack of facts. I think this book is worth reading if you have any interest in the life of St. Patrick.
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