Unpack one of the world’s most beloved books
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Prolific author provides easily digestible samples of the religious wisdom of the remarkable St. Augustine
SAN FRANCISCO – St. Augustine’s Confessions has long been considered one of the greatest autobiographies of all time. It’s the single most read, reread and quoted post-Biblical Christian book ever written, according to Dr. Peter Kreeft, who focuses on the numerous riches provided throughout Confessions in his new book, I BURNED FOR YOUR PEACE: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked.
Kreeft’s book is unlike any other on Augustine in that it provides the most practical analysis of Confessions ever written. He collects key passages and offers incisive commentary, making Confessions accessible to any reader who is both intellectually curious and spiritually hungry.
“The experience of reading the Confessions feels like listening to a symphony or like tasting the world’s best wine,” says Kreeft in I BURNED FOR YOUR PEACE. “It sings. It cries. It shouts. It whispers. It bleeds. So does your soul if you dare to step into its words, as you would step into the sea when it is alive with waves.”
The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. I BURNED FOR YOUR PEACE is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine’s text. It’s existential, personal and devotional, as well as warm, witty and thought-provoking. Kreeft helps readers of the Confessions overhear and understand the intimate conversation between a towering intellect and the God whose peace he at last humbly accepts.
“Kreeft is always brilliant, and in this book, he is even more astonishing than ever,” Joseph Pearce, author of Catholic Literary Giants, says of I BURNED FOR YOUR PEACE. “If I were allowed only one book on the Confessions, this would be it.”
For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Dr. Peter Kreeft, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.