The Imitation of Christ: Four Books

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Rivingtons, 1877 - 288 pages
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User Review  - robert kelleher - Christianbook.com

I highly recommend this easy to read edition. The text size is great. The excellent quality and size are perfect along with its leather zippered covers. The Imitation of Christ is a must have in any manner...especially this one I now hold in my hands. Read full review

Humility and self denial.

User Review  - stacia - Christianbook.com

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

Contents

Of the proving of the true lover
125
Of hiding our grace under the guard of humility
128
Of a low estimation of self in the sight of God
131
That all things are to be referred to God as the final end
132
That it is sweet to despise the world and to serve God
134
That the desires of the heart are to be examined and governed
136
Of the inward growth of patience and of the struggle against evil desires
138
Of the obedience of one in lowly subjection after the example of Jesus Christ
140
Of meditation upon the hidden judgments of God that we may not be lifted up because of our welldoing
141
How we must stand and speak in everything that we desire
143
That true solace is to be sought in God alone
145
That all care is to be cast upon God
146
That temporal miseries are to be borne patiently after the example of Christ
147
Of bearing injuries and who shall be approved as truly patient
149
Of confession of our infirmity and of the miseries of this life
151
That we must rest in God above all goods and gifts
153
Of the recollection of Gods manifold benefits
156
Of four things which bring great peace
159
Of avoiding of curious inquiry into the life of another
161
Wherein firm peace of heart and true profit
162
Of a good government in external things
185
That we must give ourselves to humble works
212
CHAPTER LTV Of the diverse motions of nature and grace
217
when he falleth into some faults
226
That all hope and trust is to be fixed in God alone
233
A Devout Exhortation to the Holy Communion
239
Of the dignity of this Sacrament and of
256
That we ought to lay open our necessities
281

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Page 171 - O that I had wings like a dove : for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Page 48 - God is faithful, who will not suffer" us " to be tempted above that" we " are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that " we
Page 259 - As I live, saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live, turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways; for why will ye die?
Page 105 - When you shall have done all things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants'.
Page 99 - Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness...
Page 237 - I will refresh you,1 saith the Lord. The bread that I will give is My flesh which I give for the life of the world...
Page 154 - Of the recollection of God's manifold benefits OPEN, O Lord, my heart in Thy law, and teach me to walk in the way of Thy commandments. Grant me to understand Thy will and to...
Page 209 - Thy desired good pleasure, and despise not my life which is full of sin, known to none so entirely and fully as to Thee alone. 7. Grant me, O Lord, to know that which ought to be known ; to love that which ought to be loved ; to praise that which pleaseth Thee most, to esteem that which is precious in Thy sight, to blame that which is vile in Thine eyes. Suffer me not to judge according to the sight of bodily eyes, nor to give sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men; but to...
Page 120 - Fear thou the judgments of God, fear greatly the wrath of the Almighty. Shrink from debating upon the works of the Most High, but search narrowly thine own iniquities into what great sins thou hast fallen, and how many good things thou hast neglected. There are some who carry their devotion only in books, some in pictures, some in outward signs and figures; some have Me in their mouths, but little in their hearts. Others there are who, being enlightened in their understanding and purged in their...
Page 122 - Let me sing the song of love, let me follow thee, my Beloved, on high; let my soul spend itself in thy praise, rejoicing through love.

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