The Intellectual Life
The Internal Mission of the Holy Ghost - Slightly Defective
Confessions of St. Augustine
Translated by F.J. Sheed.
“To the materialist nothing could be more futile than the spectacle of Augustine busying himself with the reunion of the African church ... He looked beyond the aimless and bloody chaos of history to the world of eternal realities.”
If you wonder why that one man should have been able to send his message as far as we have seen that Augustine sent his, read the Confessions and find the sort of man he was. In this book St. Augustine is addressing God all the time: he relates the story of his life to God, discusses philosophical problems with God, and from time to time breaks into what we should more naturally regard as prayer to God.
This autobiography offers 354 pages on St. Augustine’s life and his various conversations with God; as such, he relates the story of his life to God, discusses philosophical problems with God, and often breaks into a more natural way to pray to God. Readers may find a way of enlightenment as they journey through the confessions of St. Augustine, learning about his sinful youth and conversion to Christianity.
354 page book.