354 A.D. This man with a brilliant mind became a powerful legacy of Christian thought. Confessions was the first Christian autobiography told how God transformed his life forever. His early life was full of rebellion. Lust ruled his life. He searched in philosophy and the culture of his time for answers. He felt powerless and desperate to change his regretful lifestyle. He knew the Scriptures but only intellectually. His garden conversion experience was the beginning of his incredible transformation. While breaking down in sorrow, he heard, “Take up and read!” He read the passages from Romans that his friend had given him. The words spoke answers to him. God’s timing was supernatural and perfect for Augustine. What path are you on right now? Open up, let Him in.