This book is not intended for scholars or experts but rather for those who may wish to learn more about Augustine's reflections on the Christian life, so they can continue to grow in their faith and love of God. The first chapter attempts to bring the reader to a better understanding of Augustine himeself--the man, the monk, and the bishop--in the surroundings that influenced him so deeply. Other chapters then deal with our common call to know better both ourselves and God, to be leaders in the world, to search for God and be intimate with him through prayer, to accept God's mercy through conversion, and to be Church--God's holy people--in the fullest sense of the word. Two other chapters share how Augustine related to his people as their spiritual leader and with the pastoral problems he frequently ran into. These latter chapters give us insights into some of the difficulties priests and pastors can experience even today in their service of others.