Written in Latin in the early 15th century, The Imitation of Christ is perhaps second only to the Bible in importance in Christian thought. Thomas Hemerken, aka THOMAS KEMPIS (1380-1471), was a Christian monk and mystic from Kempen, Germany, and he intended this patchwork of medieval mysticism for the most sincere and dedicated of believers-monks, nuns-but lay Christians find wisdom in his encouragement and teaching of a direct path to a relationship with God. Readers of Christian theology and students of medieval literature alike will be fascinated by this work, one of the most powerful influences on modern spirituality and philosophy.
If you want to think—and live—like Jesus, join the millions of people who’ve read The Imitation of Christ over the past five centuries. This devotional classic by Thomas à Kempis, first published in 1472, has been lightly abridged and edited for ease of modern readers. Addressing the spiritual life, our thoughts, God’s consolation, and the act of Communion, à Kempis’s classic offers clarity and comfort, peace and joy to believers of any age or background. Drawing from nearly a thousand Bible texts, The Imitation of Christ explains both why and how we should be like Jesus.
As Thomas à Kempis, a serene and devoted man of God, walked in the Lord's presence, he discovered priceless steps to becoming more like Christ daily. In Of the Imitation of Christ, which has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible, the author presents timeless principles for living the Christian life, including how to: Hear God's voice; Turn adversity to good; Overcome temptation; Have perfect love; Find lasting peace. As you read this great Christian classic, you will join the millions of believers who have been inspired to become imitators of Christ.
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