Confessions is an autobiographical work that is focused on Augustine's conversion from a life of agnosticism to a faith in Jesus Christ. Though I cannot verify whether or not Augustine received God's plan of salvation, as made clear by the Word of God, (for there are many "Christian" sects with different ideologies), I can say that his testimony was truly a powerful one. As I read through the pages of my anthology, my interest was piqued by -- but not limited to-- thoughtful analogies and stylistic brilliance. I was beckoned by Augustine's honesty and disclosure of rather interesting detail, insomuch that I desire to read the complete work.
"At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children" (Matthew 11:25).
Augustine considered himself a fool before realizing the truth of Jesus Christ. If a man as high-minded, educated and esteemed as Augustine could humble himself and follow Christ, why can't we?
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." -- Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:25)