• The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • By: Saint Augustine
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Confessions of St. Augustine is one of the most moving diaries ever recorded of a man's journey to the fountain of God's grace. Writing as a sinner, not a saint, Augustine shares his innermost thoughts and conversion experiences, and wrestles with the spiritual questions that have stirred the hearts of the thoughtful since time began.

Starting with his childhood in Numidia and continuing through his youth and early adulthood in Carthage, Rome, and Milan, this book shows Augustine as a human being, a fellow traveler on the road to salvation. If you are fighting changes in your life, struggling to know God more, or staggering around roadblocks in your faith, Augustine's confessions will stretch your mind and enrich your soul.

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St. Augustius

Difficult to get through, but very interesting.
Dear God, Where are such learned men now?

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I have a long way to go

Learned that if a man needs to confess stealing pears for the fun of it, before he is even a convert to christianity, that I have a long long long way to go to become a better man.
Is this book worth reading?
Yes, if you are at all interested in how one is to become a Saint or if you just want to know how to honor your mother, this is your book.
well worth the time spent reading this one.

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Philosophy meets Relgion

Great content overall but my patience wained as he talked about time for what seemed hours. Genius and devout yet wordy.

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Tough to listen and understand

I listened to whole book, it was difficult listen and understand. I recommend reading book, instead of listening.

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disappointed that the translation was into old english which for my ears is tedious and difficult to listen to.

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A perfect book

A wonderful book that is really a masterpiece to the thinking and understanding of modern life. I highly recommend this book.