All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
You've heard his name--now read his classic spiritual autobiography. Here is St. Augustine's "Confessions, " an important and powerful book abridged and updated for today's reader. Written some sixteen hundred years ago, this Christian classic still speaks to readers, addressing concerns that trouble the human heart today just as they did in the fourth and fifth centuries. "Confessions" gives an account of God's grace in Augustine's life--as well as his personal regret over the wickedness of his pre-Christian days. It's a powerful introduction to a giant of the faith, and an encouraging story of God's power to change people.