Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: The Confessions of St. Augustine trans. by Rex Warner

Synopsis: In every age and every nation of the Western World since Augustine's death some fifteen hundred years ago, The Confessions have been acknowledge as one of mankind's great literary treasures. Into this tapestry of a great soul are woven the strands of all men's great concerns: the psychic impulses that snare us in selfishness, the ethical conflicts between good and evil, the religious quest for God's radiant love. (from the back of the book)

Review: I know this is a "great" work of Christianity because I was told it was. But it did nothing for me. It seemed jumbled and erratic and hard to understand, despite the use of simple, easy language. It was more stream-of-consciousness that I excepted. I didn't enjoy reading about Augustine's life and struggles with sin. He was honest and that's rare from someone who because famous for their faith. I think this book can make a huge difference in many people's hearts - but for me, it was just not what I prefer to read. It was a bit too sentimental and full of angst for my rational tastes.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-451-62474-2
Date Finished: 3-15-2014
Pages: 350

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