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WASHINGTON – Suppose your child asked you, “Who was St. Patrick?”
It could happen. It could happen even on St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone is wearing green and everyone, it seems, is Irish.
Would you have a good answer?
The true story of this remarkable 5th century hero has been mixed with so much legend and myth that it’s difficult to sort out the fact from the fiction.
Not any more.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the WND Superstore is making available a limited quantity of “St. Patrick,” a remarkable biography of this extraordinary historical figure, along with a documentary on the evangelist’s life.
Most of what we think we know about Patrick turns out to be wrong.
He wasn’t Irish, but English.
He never drove snakes out of Ireland – because the island never had any snakes.
He did, however find Ireland “all heathen, and left it all Christian.”
Kidnapped as a boy, Patrick was a slave for six years in pagan, druid Ireland. He miraculously escaped, only to dream years later that he must go back. By his death in 461, Patrick had founded 300 churches, baptized 120,000 believers, and his followers re-evangelized Europe.
This St. Patrick’s Day will have new meaning for all who read this great book and documentary by William Federer.
It has been said that Patrick is one of the few figures in recorded history directly responsible for the completely non-violent religious conversion of an entire nation.
Wouldn’t you like to know the rest of the story? Wouldn’t your children?