The Confessions of Saint Augustine
By common consent the work known as the Confessions of St. Augustine has a special place among the world's great books. Autobiographical in character, it is not an attempt to tell the story of all the years of the writer's life, least of all of the outward events of those years. But no writer ever went deeper into his own character and deeds, passed keener judgments upon himself, or revealed himself more fully and more humbly to others. His book is a penetrating psychological study and a unique document for understanding the spiritual and ascetical life, recommended for all people who desire to grow in their faith.