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The Wisdom of St. Patrick

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Inspirations from the Patron Saint of Ireland
Of all the saints through the centuries, St. Patrick stands out as the most universally beloved--and the symbol of all that is Irish. Although much of his life has been shrouded in myth and legend, two of his important writings have survived. St. Patrick's voice speaks to us clearly and compellingly in these documents. And from
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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 2nd 1999 by Ballantine Books
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Angel Pascoe
I read this mostly for Patrick's actual letters in the back but the devotions were very well done. The introduction is all about the history and legends of St. Patrick and i think for someone not too historical-minded might be rather boring (it got to me at times and i love irish history...) but you can always skip that part and not be confused in the topical devotions. Good book!
Kevin Hartley
Greg Tobin does such a wonderful job with this book. He provides you with tremendous amounts of reasearched information in short space. It's a fast read, but a quality one. His translations of St. Patrick's works as well as those translations he cites are rather well and thought provoking. This is not a book to read just because, though. This is a book that you need to read when you have plenty of time to contemplate and think over what both St. Patrick and the author have said. The best parts a ...more
Robert
Feb 28, 2014 Robert rated it it was ok
It was hard to review this book, as I had to decide whether I was creating my rating based too much on my own personal feelings or the quality as a book. Personally, the book did not serve as an effective spiritual guide but it was written fairly well.
Russell Hayes
Apr 07, 2013 Russell Hayes rated it did not like it
Shelves: christian-books
More interesting for its inclusion of Patrick's Confession, Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus, and historical information than for its devotional portion.

There was an interesting musing in the chapter on individual worth which compared the ancient druidic worldview, in which the discrete nature of each individual person and thing is an illusion and everything is connected with its surroundings, with modern cyberculture, in which nothing is discrete and everything is interconnected in a sort o
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Paul Steele
Nov 07, 2010 Paul Steele rated it liked it
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Neat little book, probably best used as a devotional, rather than read all at once. Also provides insight into the patron saint of Ireland. Turns out he was quite human, just motivated by something and someone much larger than himself.
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Apr 26, 2011 Charles rated it really liked it
A good, fun, and informative St Patrick read, it also contains a brief survey of literature by and about him.
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Greg Tobin is the author of several books on the Catholic Church. He was the editor of The Catholic Advocate, and during the April 2005 papal transition he appeared frequently on national radio and TV programs as an expert commentator on the popes and the papal election process. His books Selecting the Pope and Holy Father were widely used as authoritative resources on the subject and were quoted ...more
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