Saint Patrick the Forgiver
 

Saint Patrick the Forgiver

The History and Legends of Ireland's Bishop

by Ned Bustard

Saint Patrick the Forgiver
hardcover
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 9 × 9 in
  • Published: February 21, 2023
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0724-2
  • Item Code: A0724
  • Case Quantity: 40

Hello, my name is Patrick.
You may have heard my story.
I walked the span of Ireland
to tell of God’s great glory.
And with a wee green shamrock
I shared of the Three-in-One:
our God—the blessed mystery—
Father, Spirit, and the Son.

Everybody's Irish on Saint Patrick's Day. But did you know that Patrick—the greatest bishop of Ireland—wasn't Irish? Combining Patrick's words from his Confessions with a few of the legends about him, this whimsical retelling will teach families about the fascinating life of the real Saint Patrick and help them discover a remarkable story of love and forgiveness along the way.

Told in rollicking rhyme and beautifully illustrated with Ned Bustard's signature linocut artwork, this children's book will be enjoyed by kids and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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"A beautifully told and illustrated story of the life and ministry of Saint Patrick. Ned Bustard has done an amazing job."

Philip Freeman, author of St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography and Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture at Pepperdine University's Seaver College

"While the source material is limited, what we do know of Patrick of Ireland is that he carried within himself a great passion for the good news of Jesus and a great love for the people of Ireland. Ned Bustard's delightful children's book Saint Patrick the Forgiver captures this gospel spirit of the Celtic missionary and, just for fun, weaves in a few of the charming legends connected to his amazing life."

Jeff Johnson, musician and composer
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Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, a children's book illustrator, an author, and a printmaker. As the creative director for Square Halo Books, Inc. and curator of the Square Halo Gallery, Ned has lectured at colleges, schools, churches, and conferences. His work is found in numerous titles including Saint Nicholas the Giftgiver, The O in Hope, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups, and Every Moment Holy. He lives with his family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.