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Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers

Saint Patrick is a biography on St. Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day’s namesake.  The major references Jonathan Rogers used for the books were two of Saint Patrick’s books, Confession and Epistle.  Rogers begins the story with a teenage Patrick being turned over into slavery and then gradually tells the story of how Saint Patrick played a major part in converting the Irish to Christianity.

                One thing I loved about Saint Patrick was how it read like a novel instead of a just-facts biography – it really told Patrick’s story.  Additionally, I felt like Rogers knew his stuff and presented the facts in a fresh and fun manner.  I also liked how the chapters were written in chronological order, unlike the format of many biographies.  However, I thought the last chapter, chapter 7, rambled a bit.  Another thing that I did not find favorable was how the beginning of the book failed to capture your immediate attention; I had to struggle to keep on reading.  Although, after I got started, I couldn’t put the book down.  All in all, I liked Jonathan Roger’s compact biography on St. Patrick.

Thank you to Book Sneeze for providing me with this book!

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.”

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