Last year I was able to participate in a book project and wrote some portions of Patrick ofIreland: His Life and Impact with Michael Haykin and Aaron Matherly (Amazon). This new book is the first of many in a new series: Early Church Fathers series (more info here). These books will be of value to any churchmen, pastor, or undergraduate seeking to gain familiarity on early church fathers, their literature, and personal piety.
Patrick is not only a man of courage, exemplar in piety, but a great example to the modern person! Though scholarship is divided, he leaves us with two works (Confessions and Letter to Soldiers of Coroticus; original language). They are simple to read and would highly encourage anyone to read through them in order to gain familiarity with Patrick.
Michael Haykin successfully serves as a Patristic evangelist, convincing modern readers to take special interest in the early church fathers. Rediscovering the Church Fathersengages a brief sampling of various types of Fathers and highlights their literature and value to early church studies.
This book comes highly recommended for anyone remotely interested in the Church Fathers.