The Confessions of X


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Thomas Nelson
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Suzanne M. Wolfe grew up in Manchester, England, and read English Literature at Oxford University, where she co-founded the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. She is Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University and has taught literature and creative writing there since 2000. Wolfe is the author of Unveiling: A Novel (Paraclete Press, 2004)and co-founder, along with her husband, of Image, a journal of the arts and faith. Suzanne and Greg have also co-authored many books on literature and prayer and are the parents of four grown children. They live outside of Seattle.


"In this gripping, beautifully written historical novel, Wolfe brings the ancient city of Carthage to life, immersing readers in the experiences that shaped the theology of Augustine of Hippo. In her deftly told and well-researched story, the unnamed woman whom Augustine loved and lived with for 13 years rises from the footnotes of history to become a dynamic, fully-fleshed character. '--Christianity Today 2017 Book Award - Fiction
"Wolfe does a good job at creating a historical character that would rightly suit Augustine... Overall, Suzanne M. Wolfe's The Confessions of X gives a rare glimpse into a forgotten woman in history, bringing to her life for the masses. The story could have been ripped from the pages of Augustine's Confessions if he would have told the truth. I really enjoyed this book..."--Book Talk at Fiction 411
"This interesting story was unique since the narrator is anonymous throughout the entire novel."--CBA Retailers and Resources
"Exquisite prose points a poetic biographical sketch of an enigma in early church ancestry. The fictional memoir is peppered with intriguing history..."--RT Book Reviews
"Readers will come to love this daughter of a mosaic layer, who chooses to become the concubine of a young teacher named Augustine... A perfect book for history lovers, readers of Image magazine, which Wolfe helped found, and anyone looking for a stirring tale of love under wraps."--Publishers Weekly