The Imitation of Christ

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Penguin Books Limited, 1952 - Religion - 217 pages
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One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness, which has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. With great personal conviction, Thomas Kempis (1380–1471) demonstrates the individual’s reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith. Thomas spent some seventy years of his life in the reclusive environment of monasteries, yet in this astonishing work he demonstrates an encompassing understanding of human nature and his writing speaks to readers of every age and every nation.

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The definitive guide on how to live a goodly christian life.Written for the monastic life the principles contained herein can be applied to modern living as well. Next to the Bible this book is an absolute must read. Read full review

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This book for me was an awakening every morning, I read a chapter a day an try implementing it on my daily life, it has change many of the areas in my life where I did not had much direction since this things are not taught in school or at home. I highly suggest it for that person who's looking for some righteous direction in his/her life. 

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Thomas a Kempis was born near Dusseldorf in 1380. He became attached to the Congregation of Common Life at the age of thirteen, and was professed in 1406, receiving the priesthood in 1413 at the age of thirty-three. he wrote many devotional works and became Sub-Prior and Master of the Novices at the monastery of Mount St Agnes. He died in 1471. Leo Sherley-Price was Rural Dean and parish priest in Devon., and translated a number of historical and theological books.

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