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Augustine's Confessions is both a Christian classic and a literary masterpiece. But it has never been as accessible?or relevant?to young adult readers than it is, now. The Confessions chronicles the youthful adventures and inner spiritual turmoil of one of the greatest and most influential theologians in the history of the Christian church. From musings on the trust he held for his mother at birth, sexual liaisons with various women as a teenager, an infamous episode of feeling guilt-ridden after stealing from a neighbor, to his ultimate and dramatic conversion at age thirty-three, Augustine bears his heart in these pages. Now, for the first time, the first eight books of the Confessions are gathered here in a modern-day translation, with an introduction and over seventy annotations to aid young adults in approaching this spiritual classic for the first time.
Special Offer: From now until 9/30/07 this book is available for $8.00 instead of the regular retail price of $16.95.
Listen to an audio interview with Tony Jones
"I think it has the makings of a great movie, a classic coming- of-age story. A boy grows into a man, getting into the kind of mischief that a lot of boys do (messing around with girls, stealing, getting in trouble at school). Meanwhile, his over-protective Christian mother prays fervently for the salvation of his soul. . . ."
So begins the introduction (by popular youth pastor Tony Jones) to one of the most famous true stories of all time. This young man, born in 354 and named Aurelius Augustinus, turned out to be one of the greatest heroes for God in the history of the Christian Church. In these pages, Augustine lets it all spill out---from the deep trust he had in his mother, to feeling guilt-ridden after stealing from a neighbor, to his ultimate and dramatic conversion at age thirty-three. Whether you are fifteen or fifty, this edition of Augustine's Confessions will open up the life and wisdom of the first, famous, Christian rebel---a man whose heart was set on fire for God.