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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

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  • The Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • A work that has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years
  • Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless


It has been called a "work of high art" and "a masterpiece beyond classification." It is a spiritual autobiography that transcends time and place. It is the matchless account of a great saint struggling to overcome sin and embrace the Will of God. It is The Confessions of St. Augustine.

Exotic Yet Familiar

In The Confessions, St. Augustine addresses with great eloquence and passion the enduring spiritual questions that have stirred the minds and hearts of thoughtful people literally since time began. Written in 397 A.D., The Confessions are an intensely personal history of the young Augustine's fierce struggle to overcome his immoral ways and achieve a life of spiritual grace.

Now hear St. Augustine's moving story in his own words. You'll experience the often exotic story of a young man of ancient times who would become one of the greatest doctors of the Latin Church, but you'll also discover a story as familiar as our own struggles with sin and temptation today.

First-hand Account

You'll be enriched and enlightened as you experience this first hand account of how the young Augustine wrestled with his conscience to master his sexual appetite; his continuous struggle with evil; his desperate but futile attempts to find an anchor for his faith among the Manicheans and the Neoplatonists; the rare circumstance of his ascent from a humble farm to the corridors of high power in the Milanese Imperial court; how he ultimately came to renounce his secular ambitions and even marriage; and his ultimate conversion to the Christian faith at the age of thirty-two as he rediscovers the Faith taught to him by his saintly mother Monica.

Profound Sentiments

It was in a garden in Milan that St. Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man finally deciding it was time to get out of bed and face the day. It is this ability to put the most profound sentiments into simple terms that has made Augustine's writings some of the most enduring pieces of western literature.

The Confessions represents perhaps the most moving diary of one soul's journey to grace ever recorded. Written midway in St. Augustine's vast body of theological writings, The Confessions represent some of the most persuasive words by the famous "sinner-turned-priest" who would ultimately have a greater influence on Christian thought than any of the other Church fathers.

A Source of Inspiration and Enlightenment

Over 1500 years after its original publication, The Confessions of St Augustine still attracts and profoundly affects countless readers. Considered by many to be the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time, Augustine's Confessions holds a special place among the world's great books. This spiritual classic will continue to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration and enlightenment for generations to come.

Dimensions & Specifications

  • 8 x 5.2 inches
  • ISBN: 9780385029551
  • Author: St. Augustine. Translated by John K. Ryan
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Saint: St. Augustine

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(4.75/5 Stars, 8 Ratings) Based on 8 Reviews

The Confessions of St Augustine John K. Ryan

Review: Great daily reading as part of my devotions. Love his personal praise of God as well as his thoughts

Confessions of St Augustine

Review: A must-have in every Christian library. Inspirational!

a good purchase!

Review: A book to be read if you are looking to go deeper in your spirituality. Best Uses: Gift; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: A book to be read if you, Easy To Read, Engaging characters

I have wanted to get this for years

Review: I am so excited that I have this book, I am slowly enjoying it but it is much more than I expected Best Uses: Gift, Reference, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

" A inspirational study "

Review: best read in solitude, while meditating in chapel. Best Uses: Reference, Special Needs, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

A spiritual masterpiece

Review: A spiritual guide of one of the greatest saints of all time. Very inspiring to see how God never gives up on man. shows the power of prayer. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written

Saint Augustine speaks to us today.

Review: Saint Augustine makes it very clear that the Holy Spirit is ready willing and able to work in everyone. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative

So much to learn from this saint.

Review: I gave it as a gift to my sister per her request. I have never read the book myself but have heard by numerous apologists, priests, and spiritual directors that this is a must to read for all who are wanting to grow as a Christian. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings
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