The Confessions of X has won the 2017 Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in the category of fiction. The citation reads as follows:
“In this gripping, beautifully written historical novel, Wolfe brings the ancient city of Carthage to life, immersing readers in the experiences that shaped the theology of Augustine of Hippo. In her deftly told and well-researched story, the unnamed woman whom Augustine loved and lived with for 13 years rises from the footnotes of history to become a dynamic, fully-fleshed character. Their relationship shows us an achingly real love, heartrending self-sacrifice, and the way that beliefs are shaped by experiences in the beautiful and terrible world.” —Amy Peterson, writer and assistant director of honors programming, Taylor University
This is Suzanne’s second CT book award. Her previous novel, Unveiling, won the runner-up fiction award in 2005.