|About the Book|
For many of us we are well versed in the mainstay of his works, quickly citing Confessions and City of God. Yet many are not familiar with his works regarding the pilgrim who needs guidance through the maze of doctrines, controversies and dilemmas,MoreFor many of us we are well versed in the mainstay of his works, quickly citing Confessions and City of God. Yet many are not familiar with his works regarding the pilgrim who needs guidance through the maze of doctrines, controversies and dilemmas, which seem to beset us as we venture forward on our spiritual pilgrimage to be with Christ.For the first time ever, his best efforts concerning this are assembled for you in a convenient book. These works have been assembled from easy to the more complex, yet assuring smooth incline as you venture through these works. Before your eyes, the following works: “Faith, Hope, and Love- Four Books on Christianity and Free will and Grace.” These taken together are essential in guiding the Pilgrim in their quest in seeking the face of God.Augustine is the first individual to blend Plato with Christianity. Many have attempted this effort, and have failed, both before and after him. Augustine shines remarkably well in this assembly of works, these are not against heresies, nor speaking to monks, these are his essential responses to real situations from the early church who were facing similar issues, which continue to plague the believer.Augustine is one who regardless of placement on your spiritual journey. Augustine is the basis for so much of what we have come to regard as dogma. These three works are essential to not only understanding Augustine’s other works, but also our own journey. These issues, which he presents are not only fundamental, for many they are stumbling blocks, for others, they tend to be work around issues. These writings are the basics and yet essential works out of the plethora of works Augustine has written. These are by no means the end all of him. They are merely the tip of a large glacier, which seems to forever be moving us forward.This grouping as we have mentioned, are plucked from various focus groups he was addressing, throughout his career. The assemblage is a toolbox to prepare the pilgrim with a few essential tools to combat the ignorance within the church and dispel the efforts of the demons as they come to assails against our understanding. This particular work has been painstakingly reformatted, translating numerous words from their original medieval vernacular into their modern equivalency, which has greatly enhanced the readability of this cornucopia of works and once again facilitates pilgrims in their quest to the Spiritual Jerusalem. Our hope is just as he wrote these for specific purposes and intent that you will also find these same epistles and treatise of benefit to you and those you elect to share this valuable resource with.