The Confessions of X

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$17.99  $16.73
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 England and read English Literature at Oxford University, where she co-founded the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. Wolfe is the author of The Confessions of X: A Novel, winner of Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award. Along with her husband, Gregory Wolfe, she co-founded Image, a journal of the arts and faith, and has co-authored many books with him on literature and prayer, including Books That Build Character: How to Teach Your Child Moral Values Through Stories (with William Kirkpatrick), and Bless This House: Prayers for Children and Families. Her essays and blog posts have appeared in Image and other publications. Wolfe is currently writing a series of mystery novels set in Elizabethan London, forthcoming from Crooked Lane Books. She and her husband are the parents of four grown children. They live in the Pacific Northwest.
"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