I’m perplexed by the sentence in bold.
Is the text talking about one book or two books(originally I thought he was talking about 4 different books because he didn’t add words like “the former is about a guy who..., and the latter is....”)?
Is this normal to introduce books without adding words that would help your readers know which book exactly you are referring to(or the reason why he didn’t add those words is because it’s clear enough to native speakers?)?
My teacher said the text referred only to one book(He said that Augustine is the author of the book,the Confession), not two, but I have reservation about what he said. Please explain this to me, thank you!
Whether you're a believer or not, I think these books are very helpful..It's amazing to read Augustine, the Confessions, and a guy who got successful as a rhetorician but felt hollow inside, a guy who had a mom, Monica, who was the helicopter mom to beat all helicopter moms and how he dealt with the conflict with such a demanding mother. And so I read a lot of theology, whether it's C.S. Lewis or Joseph Soloveitchik, a Rabbi. And it's produced a lot of religious upsurge in my heart, but it's also fragile and green that I don't really talk about it because I don't want to trample the fresh grass.