Publication Dates for Magnus Patricius
My latest book -- Magnus Patricius -- is now scheduled for publication in Hardback and Paperback at the beginning of January 2017. The eBook version will be available on Kindle before Christmas and the feedback from the Beta Readers has been excellent. The story is a fascinating one for many reasons. The central character is one of the best known saints in Christian history, yet I would guess that many know his name, and the legends, but don't know the real man behind it.
Magnus Sucatus Patricius, born to a wealthy family of minor Romano-British nobility, was a teen when he was caught up in the turmoil of Western Europe as Roman authority collapsed. He endured six years of slavery before making his way to home and freedom, only to return to minister to the people who had once enslaved him. This young man of nobility and property, whom we know as St Patrick, foreswore everything—life, birthright, comfort and home—to serve God. What makes him unique is that he never made any exaggerated claims, and he never forgot that he was no different from any other man. He described himself as “the Slave of Christ,” and when challenged, he always told the challenger that he served God, his Master. There were several attempts on his life and on his person. He survived them all. Thanks to his writing, his is the one authentic voice we have from fifth century Britain. His humility and the effort he put into his ministry shine like a light in the darkness to those who look for it.