Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the most influential theologians in the history of the church. The Confessions are his autobiography, addressed as a prayer to God. The Confessions reveal a brilliant man who found freedom from his sins through the superior joy of knowing Christ.
There are many translations of this Latin work available, but we would recommend the following three:
1. Penguin Classics Edition by R.S. Pine-Coffin – Modern English
2. Oxford World Classics Edition by Henry Chadwick – Modern English
3. CCEL Free Translation by Edward Bouverie Pusey – Elizabethian English, but very readable.
“The Confessions” and a number of other Christian Classics are available for free from Christian Classics Ethereal Library – http://www.ccel.org.