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Book categories: St. Patrick, St. Patrick's Day, Fiction, Irish Kings, Roman Britain, Children's Books, DVDs
The Confession of Saint Patrick by Saint Patrick. Authentic memoir of the 5th century saint who is credited with converting the Irish to Christianity. The book also includes Patrick's only other surviving work, a letter he wrote to the soldiers of Coroticus.
St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography by Philip Freeman. Combining Patrick's own heartfelt account of his life with the turbulent history of the British Isles in the last years of the Roman Empire, this book brings to life the real Patrick, shorn of legend, and shows how he helped to change Irish history and culture.
Let Me Die in Ireland: The True Story of Patrick by David W. Bercot. Cuts through myths about St. Patrick and presents an authentic, stirring account of one of the greatest missionaries who ever lived.
Discovering Saint Patrick by Thomas O'Loughlin. This book undermines preconceptions about Patrick and reveals several surprises. It includes new translations of the life of Patrick and his own writings.
On the Erudition of the Historical St. Patrick by Raymond M. Herbenick. Demonstrates that the historical St. Patrick can be considered a first-rate Biblical theologian and a wise spiritual director.
The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History by John B. Bury. Classic 1905 study of the saint's life.
Who Was Saint Patrick? by E.A. Thompson. Looks at controversies about the historical facts of the saint's life.
Books About the Kings of Ireland
St. Patrick's Day
The Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick's Day by Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair. How the celebration of 17 March was transformed from a stuffy dinner for Ireland's elite to one of the world's most public festivals.
Novels About Saint Patrick
Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen R. Lawhead. An epic historical novel about the early life of the man who would one day be known as St. Patrick.
I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick and Osian by Juilene Osborne-McKnight. A story that combines the story of St. Patrick with fantasy.
"I, Patrick, a Sinner..." A Tale Worth Telling by Stephanie Lavenia Swinnea. Another novel about Patrick's life, narrated by the saint himself.
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland illustrated by Tomie De Paola. For children ages 4-8.
And God Blessed the Irish: The Story of Patrick by Chris Driscoll. Biography for children ages 9 to 12.
These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend. The first-ever movie about St. Patrick's life. Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell and Susannah York star in this lush production, filmed in Ireland and released in 2000. Available from Amazon.
St. Patrick: Man, Myth, & Magic. Vivid re-enactments illustrate Patrick's transformation from privileged aristocrat to tormented slave to missionary hero.
St. Patrick: Apostle of Ireland. This 2000 documentary takes the viewer on an emotionally moving and visually dramatic rendition of the life of Ireland's patron saint. Filmed entirely in Ireland. Sometimes available at Amazon.
Irish Royal History
Wikipedia - Saint Patrick