• The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • By: Saint Augustine
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (160 ratings)

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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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The Deep Spiritual Journey of the Author

Confessions is a work best digested in small doses with appropriate contemplation and consideration of the confession. The narration is good. However, if you are familiar and comfortable with the KJV language usage of "thee and thou," you will be satisfied with this translation from Latin to English. If not, then you should select another version. Besides this, the work is rich and rewarding. His work is a transparent dialogue. It confronts the reader with the timeless realities of the human struggle for St. Augustine, his time, and ours through his spiritual autobiography of trials, tribulations, joys, sorrow, and ultimate conversion to the Christian faith.

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Guilt-wracked sexoholic becomes a bishop

Instinctive nobility, taste, methodical inquiry, genius for organization and administration, faith in and the will to secure the future of man, a great yes to everything entering into the imperium Romanum and palpable to all the senses, a grand style that was beyond mere art, but had become reality, truth, life....—All overwhelmed in a night, but not by a convulsion of nature! Not trampled to death by Teutons and others of heavy hoof! But brought to shame by crafty, sneaking, invisible, anæmic vampires! Not conquered,—only sucked dry!... Hidden vengefulness, petty envy, became master! Everything wretched, intrinsically ailing, and invaded by bad feelings, the whole ghetto-world of the soul, was at once on top!—One needs but read any of the Christian agitators, for example, St. Augustine, in order to realize, in order to smell, what filthy fellows came to the top. It would be an error, however, to assume that there was any lack of understanding in the leaders of the Christian movement:—ah, but they were clever, clever to the point of holiness, these fathers of the church! What they lacked was something quite different. Nature neglected—perhaps forgot—to give them even the most modest endowment of respectable, of upright, of cleanly instincts.... Between ourselves, they are not even men.... If Islam despises Christianity, it has a thousandfold right to do so: Islam at least assumes that it is dealing with men....

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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.