• On the Road with Saint Augustine

  • A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts
  • By: James K.A. Smith
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (209 ratings)

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By: James K.A. Smith
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This is not an audiobook about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's an audiobook Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey, too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect.

Following Smith's successful You Are What You Love, this audiobook shows how Augustine can be a pilgrim guide to a spirituality that meets the complicated world we live in. Augustine, says Smith, is the patron saint of restless hearts - a guide who has been there, asked our questions, and knows our frustrations and failed pursuits. Augustine spent a lifetime searching for his heart's true home and he can help us find our way. "What makes Augustine a guide worth considering," says Smith, "is that he knows where home is, where rest can be found, what peace feels like, even if it is sometimes ephemeral and elusive along the way." Addressing believers and skeptics alike, this audiobook shows how Augustine's timeless wisdom speaks to the worries and struggles of contemporary life, covering topics such as ambition, sex, friendship, freedom, parenthood, and death. As Smith vividly and colorfully brings Augustine to life for a 21st-century audience, he also offers a fresh articulation of Christianity that speaks to our deepest hungers, fears, and hopes.

©2019 James K. A. Smith (P)2019 eChristian

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Amazing

The true story of our modern souls: an ancient Saint has been there already! What a delight, and truth all the way.

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Our hearts are restless...

The author captures the story and the heart of all seekers of rest in God, from the 4th through the 21st century, by comparing the longing journey of Saint Augustine to the longings of the world today.

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Transforming.

In the age of "me," hyperidividualism, extreme celebrity, and the commodification of everything, Augustine reminds us that the temptation of idolatry was the same for him. The solution for us is the same also: to wade through the distorting illusions of culture and the empty promises of significance rooted in worldly acclaim; to find the one true source that was as satisfactory for Augustine as it can be for us. A life in Christ and a life for Christ. Grateful to find in JK Smith and skilled interpreter of both contemporary culture, the life of Augustine and its meaning and comfort for our lives today. Grateful to be pointed in the direction toward our true home.

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The final chapter is worth the price of...

The brief final chapter was particularly moving, perhaps in part because it provided the final resolve to each of the previous chapters. I will be revisiting the chapters on addiction and on fatherhood. Outstanding!

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A book for restless hearts

Jamie Smith once again leads us on a palpable, engaging, and richly rewarding journey of experiencing our world through the searching eyes and restless heart of St. Augustine.

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Superb

This was a superb piece of philosophy that blends the questions of a Bishop from 1600 years ago that seem to be questions we are still asking today because they are part of the human experience and desires across the ages. Very good. Highly recommend!

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Excellent book

I saw this book was recommended on the Jarod Wilson’s top ten book lost for 2019 and quickly bought it. I promptly started it that day and finished it in three days! I highly recommend it to say the least. I was encouraged and exhorted along the way.

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Elevates your perspective and draws you in....

I wanted to find out more about St. Augustine without actually reading any of his works.... (That's just me) So i chose this book based on reviews. Wow, I'm so glad I did. It's a book that you digest in small helpings and it changes the way you look at yourself and the world and a 4th century African bishop and your relationship with Christ and your need for friends in your life, aka the church. So glad I joined the author on this journey. And I love the narrator's British accent and mastery (whether right or wrong, they're convincing) of the pronunciation of all the different names and terms that Mr. Smith uses in this text. What keeps it from being "dusty" are constant references to finding St. Augustine's principles and counter-principles in modern day cultural references: movies, music, poetry, philosophy, etc. Highly recommended for seekers of truth.and humanity...

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Are taking the roots of how I live, my life, deeper and deeper still

This masterful work in bringing to life a very real, and often struggling man that is Saint Augustine, because in his struggles, and then his learning, he reflects the heart of the eager man, such as myself to live righteously to be better and to reach higher, but also in this recognizing my own frailty, and that my strength comes from God only through Christ

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On the Road with Saint Augustine

is a journey toward transformation and conformity to image and likeness of the second Adam - our Lord Jesus Christ.

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