The popular author and philosopher Peter Kreeft presents inspiring insights on one of the most beloved Christian classics of all time, Augustine's Confessions. What makes Kreeft's work different from many other books on the Confessions is that it is a commentary on key excerpts from the Confessions, not just an anthology of them.
But it is not a scholarly commentary, or a specialized book about Augustine's theology or philosophy. Kreeft offers the kind of commentary that is a "spiritual probing," an unpacking of the riches of the text. It is existential, personal, devotional, as well as thought-provoking. It focuses on the big ideas in the Confessions that readers remember and cherish the most.
The Confessions is a dramatic book because it is about the individual soul choosing between eternal life and death. It is written in the form of a prayer to God; we are privileged to overhear the intimate conversation, and learn from Augustine about how to pray. Kreeft's commentary helps us to do just that. Medieval statues of Augustine often have him holding an open book in one hand and a burning heart in the other, symbolizing the title of this book, and his burning desire for God.
Peter Kreeft offers his brilliant, penetrating and practical insights on the classic work by St. Augustine that is considered by many as one of the most beautiful and poetic books ever written.