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The powerful witness of St. Augustine’s spiritual journey empowers all the faithful to strive for heaven.
The second book of the Catholic Classics series, The Confessions of St. Augustine, is an updated translation of the key work of Catholic tradition that is accessible for modern readers.
Often considered one of the most influential and inspiring works of the saints, this classic yet relevant text was written by the Doctor of the Church as a prayer to God, confessing his faith despite past mistakes and recognizing the ways that God has transformed his heart. Through the years, it has remained a key reflection on the spiritual life for believers who seek to persevere through weakness toward the glory of heaven.
Exploring topics such as understanding Sacred Scripture, the weakness of the human heart, and the transformative power of an encounter with the living God, this text draws readers ever closer to God through St. Augustine’s conversations with the heavenly Father who called him out of a life of sin and onto the path toward sainthood.
With a new translation by Dr. Matthew Minerd, this special version renews Catholics' understanding and appreciation of this spiritual classic. It also includes:
This beautiful book draws all Catholics into a deeper relationship with God in their pursuit of holiness through the honesty, authenticity, and wisdom of one of the Church’s greatest saints.
A message from the Catholic Classics podcast hosts:
“Some books simply need to be read. The book that you hold in your hands is one of them. The Confessions of St. Augustine is a classic of Christian spirituality. For centuries it has rewarded its readers with a wealth of insight into God, self, evil, and the whole range of human experience. With each generation, it continues to draw men and women into a profound encounter with the living God. By the intercession of St. Augustine and through his modest and humble confession, may we set out with renewed fervor in our own conversion.”
—Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P., and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.