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Confessions of St. Augustine

by Augustine

By com­mon con­sent the work known as The Con­fes­sions of St. Augus­tine has a spe­cial place among the world’s great books. Auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal in char­ac­ter (wide­ly thought to be the first of this genre), it is not an attempt to tell the sto­ry of all the years of the writer’s life, least of all of the out­ward events of those years. But no writer ever went deep­er into his own char­ac­ter and deeds, passed keen­er judg­ments upon him­self, or revealed him­self more ful­ly and more humbly to oth­ers. This book is not only a most pen­e­trat­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal study and a unique doc­u­ment for under­stand­ing the spir­i­tu­al and asceti­cal life, but it is also a store­house of thought for the philoso­pher and the the­olo­gian, and for oth­ers as well.

2008

Recommendations

No mat­ter who you are or what your reli­gious expe­ri­ence may be, The Con­fes­sions of St. Augus­tine is a book that will help you. It will teach you how to love God with all your mind as well as all your heart.
Warren W. Wiersbe

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