Henry Vyner-Brooks is a writer, novelist, and filmmaker specialising in Christianity and culture. Formerly a Landscape Architect and property developer, Henry made a radical career switch whilst recovering from cancer. He now lives among the western Lake District with his wife Ruth and their six children. 'Henry is a gentle man ...who has faced life's great mountains.' Bear Grylls His fictional works include The Renaissance Trilogy and the Will Houston Mysteries trilogy.
" IN THE NEW DARK AGES IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES, THIS BOOK IS
A BEACON OF LIGHT." 'Henry Vyner-Brooks skilfully weaves two
strands of European history into this innovative and
thought-provoking book about the pioneers of European
civilization... He has mastered two separate historical fields -
early medieval history and post-war modern European history - in
bringing the stories of these enigmatic Christian leaders to life,
that continue to have contemporary relevance. In the new Dark Ages
in which we find ourselves, this book is a beacon of light.'
Dr Alexander O'Hara, Moore Institute, University of Ireland, Author
of Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus
'Drawing on the examples of Columban and Robert Schuman,
Vyner-Brooks argues that the renewal of Europe ultimately depends
on the continent rediscovering the reality of faith. Full of
intriguing detail as well as big picture thinking, his book will
interest many and provoke debate.' Dr Philip Boobbyer, Dept.
of History, University of Kent