Augustine of Hippo's Confessions is a masterpiece of Christian spirituality, a love story between God and the man who would become one of history's most famous saints. In a testimony both intensely emotional and profoundly theological, Augustine recounts how his restless heart was freed from the grips of worldly attachment and finally found peace in its Maker. This Word on Fire Classics edition features F.J. Sheed's celebrated translation of the text, as well as a foreword by Bishop Robert Barron. Its message of conversion will speak to any person on the path to God, no matter how far along.
About the Author
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was a North African bishop and theologian best known for his Confessions and City of God. He has been named a Doctor of the Church and is regarded as one of the most important figures of the patristic period. Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic faith. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis announced his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and on June 2, 2022, he appointed Bishop Barron the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota). Ordained in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Bishop Barron received a master's degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.