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of Saint Augustine – the first
autobiography in history – chronicles the first 40 years of St.
Augustine of Hippo. Written at the dawn of the 5th
century, even as barbarians were descending upon Rome, Augustine
records the development of his thoughts and deeds from a privileged
childhood through a sensual adolescence and young adulthood. He
chronicles his years studying rhetoric at Carthage, his relationship
with a mistress and birth of a son, his journeys to Rome and Milan,
where he met and was baptized by St. Ambrose – through the prayers
and tears of his ever-suppliant mother, Monica – and ends with a
reflection on creation as seen through the text of Genesis. This book
is not so much a “confession” of sin as it is a confession about
the mercy and faithfulness of God, who never stops pursuing us in His
thirst for love.Paperback, 352 pp.Measures 5" by 7 1/2".