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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Humility and self denial.

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This book will humble you. If your prone to complain about your situation; you will no longer due so. I liked reading Christ view of my situation. Great read. One of my favorites. Read full review

Excellent Little Edition

User Review  - Ryan Carter -

This is a wonderful little hardback edition of this classic. It is a good modern translation, no thees and thous. I am a protestant, and there is some really strange Catholic stuff in there (Our Lady ... Read full review

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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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