by Joshua Congrove
Augustine. Many know him as one of history's foremost theologians, and his writings continue to guide our understandings of history, philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. Nearly sixteen centuries after his death, high school students are still required to read and contemplate his Confessions.
How did one man come to leave such an impression? What motivated him? What were his strengths? What were his sins and weaknesses, and how did he overcome them? And why have his writings stood the test of time?
In Behold My Heart, Joshua Congrove answers these questions as he walks us through Augustine's childhood, his early career, his conversion to Christianity, and his ministry as pastor and bishop. This short biography opens a window into the heart of a man whose love for God and love for people continue to shape the Western world.