Patrick ministered to kings and slaves alike in the culture that had enslaved him. Patrick's faith and his commitment to the Word of God through hard times is a true example of the way that God calls us to grow and to bless those around us through our suffering. Michael Haykin's masterful biography of Patrick's life and faith will show you how you can follow God's call in your life. Early Church Fathers: this series relates the magnificent impact that these fathers of the early church made for our world today.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Series preface 9
A chronology of Patrick 13
1 'I am Patrick': The Life and Historical Context of Patrick 21
2 'One God in the Trinity of the holy name': The Divine Foundation of Patrick's Theology 43
3 'I am bound by the Spirit': Patrick and his Irish Mission 59
4 'God has spoken': Word and Spirit in Patrick's Piety 79
5 An Evangelical Reflects on Patrick 97
Further Reading 99
What People are Saying About This
To read this account is to fill us with thankfulness for the Lord's work in history and with hopefulness for... another era of lost-ness.
Michael Haykin paints a compelling portrait of this bibliocentric bishop and earnest evangelist. The dedicated missionary and thoughtful theologian that emerges belongs to the Gospel-loving global church and not just the Emerald Isle.
A fine balance between a biography of an extraordinary servant of Jesus Christ and an explanation of the beliefs that sustained Patrick.
Judicious... knowledgeable...insightful... Readers will be impressed.
Beautifully detailed portrait in miniature... all Christians will benefit from learning more about this mighty figure in the great cloud of witnesses. ~ Lewis Ayres (Professor of Historical Theology, Durham University, Durham, England)
Beautifully detailed portrait in miniature... all Christians will benefit from learning more about this mighty figure in the great cloud of witnesses.