Book One: The First Fifteen Years; Book Two: The Sixteenth Year; Book Three: From Sixteen to Eighteen; Book Four: From Eighteen to Twenty-Seven; Book Five: Aged Twenty-Eight; Book Six: Aged Twenty-Nine; Book Seven: Aged Thirty; Book Eight: Aged Thirty-One; Book Nine: Aged Thirty-Two; Book Ten: Augustine's Confession of His Present; Book Eleven: In the Beginning God Created (Genesis 1:1); Book Twelve: Heaven and Earth; Book Thirteen: The Days of Creation; Index.
F. J. Sheed was co-founder of the publishing house of Sheed & Ward. Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University. Michael P. Foley is Assistant Professor of Patristics in the Honors College, Baylor University.
Saint Augustine's Latin presents notable difficulties for
translators. And even good English translations have usually dated
badly. Frank Sheed's, which I read a mere fifty years ago, still
shows no signs of dating. It captures Augustine's extraordinary
combination of precise statement and poetic evocation as does no
other. --Alasdair MacIntyre
Augustine's sublime Confessions fairly ring with the music of a baroque eloquence, lavish and stately. F. J. Sheed's ear for that music makes this translation a memorable opportunity to hear Augustine's voice resonating down the years." --James O'Donnell