This book is a short concise account of Saint Patrick’s life. To often the contributions of the Irish to Christianity is overlooked. The Irish are largely responsible for the continued success of Christianity through the Middle Ages. And the work in Ireland can be traced back to Saint Patrick.
This book gives a very brief overview of his life including some of the major events. It also contains some of Saint Patrick’s original writings. This book is written in a very plain manner and has a narrative feel to it. It’s format and style is very similar to John H. Arnold’s Very Short Introduction to History. Even though it is designed for a general audience it does have the proper documentation that you expect in scholarly sources. So there are several interesting stories / events in the life of Saint Patrick that you can check the endnotes and see the primary source.
Overall, I would say this is an excellent book for any Christian who wants to better understand the history of Christianity and / or the history of Christianity in Ireland.
The price is right on it and I would say that it makes a great gift for any adult.