5 Christian Fiction Books To Read for St. Patrick's Day

christian fiction books set in Ireland

Oh, my goodness - time is flying by! I feel like just yesterday it was Valentine's Day. And now next week is St. Patrick's Day! 

Today I am covering 5 Christian fiction books set in Ireland. And oh my it was a challenge! There are not so many Christian books set in Ireland. There are plenty of Christian books with Irish characters set in another country but not exclusively in Ireland. I say there should be more! It's a beautiful country that should be explored more! 

Back to the main focus, here are 5 Christian fiction books set in Ireland: 

The Message in the Bottle (the first story is set in Ireland) A Romance Collection

When a Viking bent on revenge mistakenly raids the castle of a bookish Irish princess, will she cast her fears aside to befriend the enemy, finally realizing God’s plan for her life?

In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

Vacation—the very word has been foreign to Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh. Now retired from tending his flock in the village of Mitford, he is making good on a promise to show his wife, Cynthia, the charming land of his Irish ancestors. But after arriving at a Lough Arrow fishing lodge in the midst of a torrential downpour, the charm disappears.

They find their holiday upended by an intruder, a treasured painting is stolen from the lodge, and a family conflict dating back nearly a century turns even more bitter. As three generations struggle to find deliverance from the crucifying power of secrets, Tim and Cynthia stumble upon a faded journal that might just explain the crime—and offer a chance at redemption.

Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson

In 5th-century pagan-dominated Ireland, Brigid is born a slave to her own father and is separated from her mother. Desperately seeking love and acceptance, Brigid becomes a believer in Christ. Knowing how the Irish people cling to superstitions and fears, can Brigid overcome them? Will her hatred for her father and a scheming evil sorcerer destroy her faith? Set in the era of St. Patrick, this fantasy-filled novel will captivate readers as Brigid must choose between God’s will and the desire to save her family.

Songs of Shenandoah by Michael Reynolds

At the onset of the Civil War, Seamus heeds his wife’s wishes to return to her beloved family farm in the South, where he takes a post as chaplain for General Stonewall Jackson’s brigade. As Seamus ministers to the troops, his sister Clare ministers in a different way—by being a powerful voice in the Northern cause toward freeing the slaves. All this while their youngest brother Davin, who became wealthy during the Gold Rush, struggles to find love and identity in a fallen world. It’s a clash of loyalties and beliefs that threaten the entire family, each of them trying to hear God’s encouragement in the midst of the tragedy of war. The dramatic conclusion to the acclaimed Heirs of Ireland Series.

A Little Irish Love Story

Elderly Sarah returns to her hometown of Adare, Ireland with her daughter-in-law, Anna. The suffering that World War II brought them was unimaginable, but they still have each other. With all their loved ones killed in the war, the two women have nothing but a hope that one distant relative will help them. Will this new beginning bring the healing that both of them have prayed for? With the Biblical love story of Ruth weaved into the novel, incredible moments of passionate faith are gleaned from the pages. Unforgettable, human characters bring humor and sweetness to the sweeping Irish backdrop. 

 

I have yet to visit Ireland but one day I hope to visit the land of Emerald Isle. It definitely looks gorgeous from pictures! At least we can read a book set in Ireland right now to hold us over until that time.

Have you read any of these? Share your thoughts in the comments! 

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