The Books

Patrick Noonan's first book, They're Burning the Churches (Jacana) was first published in 2003, and a revised and expanded edition was published in 2011. 

The book achieved Best Seller staus, and was favourably reviewed by such luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Bizos and the late Professor Colin Gardner, professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 His second book to be published was St Francis Uncensored' (September 2016 - Choice Publishing, ireland). This book is described a "daring exploration of St Francis as rarely seen before – his personality, a probe behind the domesticated image, a different window on his personal struggle for meaning. It is about how he discovered and managed what God was calling him to do and to be."

His thriid book, Township God (just published by Write-On Publishing), is an almost whimsical, very human collection of short stories and vignettes about his experieces as a missionary priest in the townships of the Vaal Triangle over a period of nearly 40 years.

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