On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts
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Brand: Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
Item Dimensions: 910620101100
Label: Brazos Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Brazos Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 256
Publication Date: October 01, 2019
Publisher: Brazos Press
Release Date: October 01, 2019
Studio: Brazos Press
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★ Publishers Weekly starred review
Named One of the Top 100 Books and One of the 5 Best Books in Religion for 2019 by Publishers Weekly
This is not a book about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's a book Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect.
Following Smith's successful You Are What You Love, this book shows how Augustine can be a pilgrim guide to a spirituality that meets the complicated world we live in. Augustine, says Smith, is the patron saint of restless hearts--a guide who has been there, asked our questions, and knows our frustrations and failed pursuits. Augustine spent a lifetime searching for his heart's true home and he can help us find our way. "What makes Augustine a guide worth considering," says Smith, "is that he knows where home is, where rest can be found, what peace feels like, even if it is sometimes ephemeral and elusive along the way." Addressing believers and skeptics alike, this book shows how Augustine's timeless wisdom speaks to the worries and struggles of contemporary life, covering topics such as ambition, sex, friendship, freedom, parenthood, and death. As Smith vividly and colorfully brings Augustine to life for 21st-century readers, he also offers a fresh articulation of Christianity that speaks to our deepest hungers, fears, and hopes.
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