I checked this book out from the library a few weeks ago. I just grabbed everything about St. Patrick’s Day, and didn’t pay much attention to who wrote it. This book is a keeper. I cried the first time I read it to the kids.
This book is written by The Voice of the Martyrs, a Christian organization dedicated to bringing assistance to the persecuted church worldwide. It is a great story of the true reason for St. Patrick’s Day. It shares of his kidnapping, conversion, escape from slavery and the Lord’s calling on his life to return to Ireland (while risking his own life) in order to bring the gospel to the lost he had grown to love. A powerful story, and a great way to teach our children about God’s heart for the lost, and sacrificing all for the spread of the Gospel.
I loved that it not only told the true story of St. Patrick, but it also brought the story towards application. It tells of another real-life kidnapping story, and encourages our kids to endure any “persecution” they may experience (ie. ridicule at school for being a Christian).
http://katieorr.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/header-work.png00Katiehttp://katieorr.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/header-work.pngKatie2011-03-17 05:05:002015-01-09 16:45:23More Than Shamrocks and Leprechauns