This is, in my judgment, the most important and permanent book on Sheed and Ward's list. The influence of St. Augustine knows no bounds, his doctrines are limited by no creeds, there is a universality to his writings strongly reminiscent of the breadth of Jesus' teachings and here for the first time we find his general writings arranged in an orderly fashion, grouped according to subjects and subjects arranged to lead the student from the philosophical consideration of truth, belief, search, God, Spirit and the Church to his conversion in God. Its scope is as tremendous as it sounds but many people will find it an indispensable book to read a portion of at a time and use for meditations. Like the Bible it has material for a lifetime study and I cannot see how any priest could be without it. To the philosopher, Augustine is the Christian plato, to the Man of the World, his Sinner-Saint, ever sympathetic, ever convincing, ever challenging.