For more than five hundred years, this gentle book, filled with the spirit of the love of God, has brought understanding and comfort to millions of readers in more than fifty languages. These meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, written in times even more troubled and turbulent than our own, have become second only to the Bible as a guide and inspiration. By the year 1900, this book had been published in more than six thousand editions—more than one per month for five hundred years. It has been called the most-published of all books other than the Bible. The aim of this edition was to achieve a simple, readable text that would ring true to those who are already lovers of this incomparable book and that would attract others to it. Amid the hectic pace of modern life, here is a book that offers peace. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.
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The Thomas à Kempis fan club includes St. Ignatius, Thomas Merton, Thomas More, and even Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. (She reads a chapter of The Imitation of Christ every night before sleep.) Imitation has exerted immense influence on Christian worship, ethics, and church structure, because it gives specific yet broad-minded guidance about the central task of Christian life--learning to live like Jesus. Better to read this book a little here and there, now and then, than to try gobbling it cover to cover. Imitation is no triumph of orderly thinking, but it's a great monument and incentive to deep living. --Michael Joseph GrossFrom the Publisher:
In the past few hundred years, some great Christian thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries have penned works of literature that continue to influence Christians today. Rediscover the cornerstones of the Christian faith with these classic works from some of the most influential Christian thought leaders.
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