Explore the conversion story of one of the most significant figures in church history and learn about his struggle to find answers amid a sea of competing voices. Travel to 4th century Rome and Milan to discover why Augustine has become a “Voice for All Generations.”
Augustine of Hippo was a great theologian. Mike Aqualina narrates this DVD with his vast knowledge of the Roman world. Augustine was sent to school at age 12 and fell in love with writings and learning. He became very involved in government. His mother, Monica, advised him as much as she could as Augustine prospered. She was a devoted and faithful Christian, but Augustine dismissed her Christianity as simple and unimportant. He pursued a life of money and learned to use his position to further himself. The influence that mothers had on government is clearly explained and portrayed in this film.Augustine’s desire for learning and wisdom took control of his life as he got older. He studied many forms of literature claiming to be Christian. He escaped to Rome to set up a school of rhetoric which ends up leaving him broke and confused. So he moved to Milan. His mother joins him again under Bishop Ambrose. Augustine finally becomes a true Christian, and his mother becomes ill and dies. He goes to Africa. He is encouraged by the people to be a Priest, and eventually becomes the Bishop of Hippo. A fascinating history of the life of Augustine. Includes both English and Spanish subtitles. This DVD is awarded the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+.