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The Imitation of Christ - Thomas à Kempis
The Imitation of Christ
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Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à... show more
Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths.  No book has more explicitly and movingly described the Christian ideal: "My son, to the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me." With a new Preface by Sally Cunneen, author of In Search of Mary: The Woman and the Symbol."God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land.  The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375700187 (0375700188)
ASIN: 375700188
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Imitation of Christ
I think this book is amazing, and reading it then meditating on what it says during my long commute to work in the mornings is a good way to start the day. I'm not a morning person by nature, so anything that can help me get peace in my spirit before I have to face other people's teenagers is a goo...
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