Saint Augustine's contributions to Christian theology are second to no other post-apostolic author in the whole sweep of church history. Yet along side his doctrinal treatises, Augustine tells a story of his life devoted to Christ as his only satisfaction. The Confessions is at once the autobiographical account of Augustine's life of Christian faith and at the same time a compelling theology of Christian spirituality for everyone. Among the most important classics in Western literature, it continues to engage modern readers through Augustine's timeless illustrations and beautiful prose. Augustine's Confessions is a book to relish the first time through and then profoundly enjoy over a lifetime of revisiting.
This accessible and accurate Edward Bouverie Pusey translation of The Confessions comes alive with Simon Vance’s narration. Vance is an award-winning audiobook narrator with hundreds of titles to his credit, including classics by Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mike Eustis says:
The uncut text and the voice of Simon Vance. Does anything else need to be said. In this uknblinking autobiography Augustine bears all. His theft of some pears at 16, his growing sexual addiction, his developing philosophy and eventually his theology. He takes on the nature of evil, the concept of time and God (God is outside time we learn), and the famous conversion in the garden when an unse... Read more
Robert Nevins says:
This is very well read, especially given the depth of the book. It contains rich theological treasures from a key figure in the preservation of biblical Christianity.
I really like the production, but I am very disappointed that Hovel audio does not reveal the translation. I tried to read along with several different translations, but none match. Quite a frustrating let down.