This month’s free audiobook from Christian Audio is Saint Augustine’s Confessions. After this month the link on this post will change to a new audiobook so be quick if you want this one.
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is undoubtable on of the most important figures in the history of Christian philosophy and theology. Some claim the confession is the first Western autobiography, and it is perhaps his best known book out of the hundreds that he wrote.
The Confessions is an early account of Augustine’s life and is actually a collection of 13 books. It is not a complete account of his life and covers his experiences up to his forties. It includes his regret for his sinful past, and his conversion to Christianity as well as many other events in his life.
Christian Audio provides the following summary:
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.