Read the classic autobiographical work of a great saint. Augustine gives a theocentric testimonial of his conversion experience and his growing understanding of God. You’ll find it to be a moving depiction of the life and experiences of a believer from a different age. This is a must have for those who wish to learn more about Augstine and his relationship with God.
About Augustine of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo (354–430) was born in Thagaste, Numidia, in Northern Africa. He studied rhetoric in Carthage when he was 17. As an adult, Augustine abandoned the Christianity of his youth to pursue Manichaeism. Through his Manichaen connections, Augustine became professor of rhetoric at the imperial court of Milan. While in Milan, Augustine was heavily influenced by the bishop of Milan, Ambrose. Influenced by Ambrose and by the biography of St. Anthony, Augustine began exploring Christianity and eventually reconverted. He was baptized in 387 and returned to Africa. There he was ordained and became a well-known preacher and apologist for the Christian faith. He was eventually made Bishop of Hippo, an office he held until his death in 430.