by Saint Augustine of Hippo
I’ve tried a couple of translations of this book over the years and I’m not sure if I’m just in a place where my mind was finally ready for this book or if it was Sheed’s translation, but I really clicked with this book. I’ve read it over a year and a half as a daily reader and have found it beautiful, thought-provoking, interesting and every bit of it worth the fuss that everyone makes over this book. I read somewhere that Saint Augustine wrote it as a prayer and that was the light in which it was to be read. After reading the Confessions, I agree. (Especially since it ends with “Amen.”) It was a man with a restless heart baring his soul after a very long journey that led to his heart finally finding rest in the only thing that could give it rest – God. I join the many, many, many people who have and do recommend this book. It was excellent and very fertile for contemplation.