For other English-language translations of this work, see Confessions (Augustine).
- Book I - Infancy and boyhood up to age 14.
- Book II - Fall amongst bad companions, which led to thievery and lust.
- Book III - Studies at Carthage, conversion to Manichaeism, and continued indulgence in lust (age 16-19).
- Book IV - Loss of a friend and studies in Aristotle and the fit and the fair (age 20-29).
- Book V - Moving away from Manichaeism under the influence of St. Ambrose in Milan (age 29).
- Book VI - Moving towards Catholicism under the influence of St. Ambrose (age 30).
- Book VII - Moving towards a greater understanding of God (age 31).
- Book VIII - Conversion to Christianity and instruction by Simplicianus on how to convert others (age 32).
- Book IX - Baptism, the death of his mother Monica, and the death of his friends Nebridius and Vecundus, and his abandonment of his studies of rhetoric (age 33)
- Book X - Continued reflections on the values of confessions and on the workings of memory, as related to the 5 senses.
- Book XI - Reflections on Genesis and searching for the meaning of time.
- Book XII - Continued reflections on the book of Genesis.
- Book XIII - Exploration of the meaning of Genesis and the Trinity.