Gus Finds God is an illustrated children’s book based on St. Augustine of Hippo’s classic autobiography, the Confessions. In accessible language lifted almost verbatim from Augustine’s pen, Gus Finds God recounts the quest of a boy whose search for God in the world around him and in the caverns of his own memory leads him to a startling discovery about himself and his Creator. The book is an excellent way of helping children (and grown ups) come to terms with the spiritual nature of God and of the human mind, all through an exercise advocated by the greatest Christian thinker of the first millennium.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.


About the author:

Michael P. Foley is a husband, a father of six, and an Associate Professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Andrea Dahm is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator who lives with her husband and two daughters in Steubenville, Ohio.



  “Gus Finds God is an adorable portrayal of a mere human coming to the knowledge of something greater, our Creator! . . . I recommend that parents read Gus Finds God to their children repeatedly.”—Hollie Sammons, M.S., CCC/SLP, Clinical Supervisor, Baylor University Language and Literacy Clinic

“A delightful and attractive book for children that is able to touch and challenge every reader on where God can be found in our world and our lives. . . . A book to be savored and meditated on by the child in all of us!”—Rev. Brian E. Daly, SJ, Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

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