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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    A Glimpse at Ancient Irish Christianity

    This book is a great retelling of Brendan's life and voyage(s). Brendan has been my patron saint for a while now. I even named my son after him. But I haven't always liked his portrayal in different mediums. But this book gives me a Brendan I can get behind. He's a real person with clay feet, yet he's an idealist and a seeker and a dreamer. He's a mystic and an introvert called to be a leader. The book describes his introversion like this: "Brendan, lonely? I don't think so. He's not a lonely person by nature, only a solitary one. I'm like that. The only time I'm lonely is when I'm in a crowd. That's when I feel separate from others." I haven't heard it described better. A great book that I highly recommend.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

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    A Great Retelling of Saint Brendan's Life

    I've wanted to see Stephen Lawhead do a take on Saint Brendan for years now. His blending of historical fiction and Christian mysticism would do wonders with Saint Brendan's life. He hasn't done one, but Morgan Llywelyn hits her take of Brendan's life out of the park. Saint Brendan has been my patron saint for years now, but I've not been happy with his portrayal in most forms I've come across him. He shows up in Beowulf and Grendal (the movie) as a raving madman. I have a kids book about his voyage that I picked up that made a big deal about his sour personality and meanness. That's why I've loved this take on him. Morgan Llywelyn gives me a Brendan I can get behind. He's a leader not by choice but by action. He's more an idealist and dreamer and mystic than anything else and people around him find themselves attracted to his dreams. He's seen by many as a saint, but he has clay feet and is as human as they come. I love that this book takes Brendan's celtic spirituality, his Christianity, and his Irish roots seriously and gives us an amazing life from 6th century Christian Ireland.

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    Posted October 16, 2012

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