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St. Paddy; His Life and Impact

Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin

So many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every year, but how much do you really know about his life? Michael A. G. Haykin’s book Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact is an excellent introduction to this famous Saint’s Life.

About The Book:
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.

The Early Church Fathers series illustrates the magnificent impact these fathers of the early church had on our world today.

Where to Buy:
Patrick of Ireland: His Life & Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Early Church Fathers Giveaway Winners

Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact by Marvin Jones
Many thanks to all of you who took the time to enter our June book giveaway for a chance two win the first two volumes from our brand new Early Church Fathers series. The winners are:

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Enter to win 2 volumes from the Early Church Fathers series!

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For our June book giveaway, we’re featuring the first two volumes in our brand new Early Church Fathers series. The focus of this series is to highlight the magnificent impact that these fathers of the early church made for our world today.

About Basil of Caesarea:
Basil of Caesarea was a Greek Bishop in what is now Turkey. A thoughtful theologian, he was instrumental in the formation of the Nicene Creed. He fought a growing heresy, Arianism, that had found converts, including those in high positions of state. In the face of such a threat he showed courage, wisdom and complete confidence in God that we would do well to emulate today.

About Patrick of Ireland:
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.

Later volumes in the series will include:

  • Irenaeus of Lyons (d. c.202)
  • Tertullian (fl.190-215)
  • Athanasius (c.297-373)
  • Hilary of Poitiers (c.315-367/8)
  • John Chrysostom (c.347-407)
  • Augustine (c.354-430)
  • Cyril of Alexandria (c.376)

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Terms and Conditions:
*Winners from the continental United States and the United Kingdom will be awarded a paperback copy of each book. Winners outside of the US and the UK will be awarded an e-book (.mobi or .epub) copy of each book.

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New Release: Basil of Caesarea: His Life & Impact by Marvin Jones

Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact by Marvin JonesBasil of Caesarea (329-379 AD) was a Greek Bishop in what is now Turkey. A thoughtful theologian, he was instrumental in the formation of the Nicene Creed. He fought a growing heresy, Arianism, that had found converts, including those in high positions of state. In the face of such a threat he showed courage, wisdom and complete confidence in God that we would do well to emulate today.

The Early Church Fathers series illustrates the magnificent impact that these fathers of the early church made for our world today. They encountered challenges similar to ones that we face in our postmodern world, and they met them with extraordinary values that will encourage and inspire us today.

Praise for Basil of Caesarea:

“All of the makings of an important story that Evangelicals need to hear… Dr. Jones has done… Evangelicals a great favor in writing this lucid account.”
-Michael A. G. Haykin ~ Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Abounding with pastoral wisdom and with the discussion of theological themes important to any era… an insightful study in human nature and how men of God respond to the shifting sands of the theological and ecclesiastical landscape…. a critical but sympathetic assessment of a remarkable pilgrim on life’s journey.”
-Paige Patterson ~ President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

About the Author:
Dr. Marvin Jones is the Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology, Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana, and the Chairman of the Christian Studies Department.

Other books in the Early Church Fathers series:
Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin

Where to Buy:
Basil of Caesarea: His Life & Impact by Marvin Joneis available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New Release: Patrick of Ireland: His Life & Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin

Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact by Michael A. G. HaykinPatrick 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.

The Early Church Fathers series illustrates the magnificent impact these fathers of the early church had on our world today.

Praise for Patrick of Ireland:

“A fine balance between a biography of an extraordinary servant of Jesus Christ and an explanation of the beliefs that sustained Patrick.”
-Michael Ovey ~ Principal, Oak Hill Theological College, London

“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.”
-Paul Hartog ~ Adjunct Faculty, Biblical Studies, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa

“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.”
-Edward Donnelly ~ Principal, Reformed Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Judicious… knowledgeable…insightful… Readers will be impressed.”
-D. H. Williams ~ Professor of Patristics and Historical Theology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

“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

About the Author:
Michael Haykin is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the series editor for our new Early Church Fathers series.

Other books in the Early Church Fathers series:
Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact by Marvin Jones

Where to Buy:
Patrick of Ireland: His Life & Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact by Michael A. G. Haykin Buy Now:

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