St. Patrick’s Day Book Giveaway!!!

St. Patrick’s Day Book Giveaway!!!

I don’t know what it is about March and the advent of St. Patrick’s Day that puts me in the mood to do a giveaway, but hey, who can turn it down? *smile* Perhaps it’s the sun starting to make more of an appearance or it might be the rainy weather that while, annoying at times, can make all the earth green (unless you’re in North Carolina like me and in which case, the cold rain causes warnings of black ice!), or very possibly it’s because I get SUPER DE DUPER excited about St. Patty’s Day every year because it’s the one day in the American calendar dedicated to a fellow Irish (British really) man. (I’m a quarter-Irish through my late paternal grandmother!) But either way, I’m very excited to be offering a book giveaway this holiday!

At the close of 2014, I discovered a wonderful book called How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. It’s part of Thomas Cahill’s Hinges of History Series, a great collection for any history buff. This series is broken down into two segments: 1) The Making of the Ancient World and 2) The Making of the Modern World. I’ve got all of The Making of the Ancient World:

  1. How the Irish Saved Civilization

  2. The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (currently reading now!)

  3. Desire of the Hills: The World Before and After Jesus

  4. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

The Making of the Modern World consists of:

  1. Mysteries of the Middle-Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World

  2. Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

  3. Final volume planned, unnamed as of yet.

Needless to say, it’s a great series! I’m looking forward to reading it in its entirety.

Note: Thomas Cahill is NOT a Christian author, but that doesn’t make the series any less interesting.

How the Irish Saved Civilization largely recounts the religious history of Europe, starting from Rome’s Fall to the Christianization of the Irish to the sacking of Britain by the Vikings. It also tells the stories of St. Augustine and St. Patrick and how they developed their interesting (contrasting) theologies and doctrines.

This is also the book that provided me with the historical proof supporting my theory that the Celts worship(ed) Baal and the Queen of Heaven! (I’d tell you the specific page number, but I lent the book to my friend’s husband.)


If you’d like a shot at winning this book, then please do the following. All the best!


  1. Leave a comment below on why you’d like to win this book.

  2. Tell me what your favourite blogpost of mine is.

  3. “Like” me on Facebook if you haven’t already.

  4. Follow me on Twitter if you haven’t already.

I’ll put all the applicants’ names in a proverbial hat and the winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day! :)

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