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The Imitation of Christ
     

The Imitation of Christ

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by Thomas ? Kempis
 

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he Imitation of Christ has enjoyed an unparalleled place in the world of books for more than five hundred years. 5000 different editions have been published over the centuries, and it has been translated into almost every language in the world. Why is this little book so valued? The Imitation of Christ transcends its era and author, having become a testament that

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he Imitation of Christ has enjoyed an unparalleled place in the world of books for more than five hundred years. 5000 different editions have been published over the centuries, and it has been translated into almost every language in the world. Why is this little book so valued? The Imitation of Christ transcends its era and author, having become a testament that speaks to the perennial human condition on the issues of our human relationship to God. It offers insight that is unparalleled in works before and since. The wisdom of Thomas a Kempis is for every age, for every person who seeks to live a more integrated spiritual life of seeking and finding, doing and being still. Br. Benet Tvedten writes a new introduction for this special edition. He brings his trademark insight and humor to bear on the lessons of The Imitation of Christ for every generation.

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ISBN-13:
9781291698787
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/09/2014
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LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
491 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas à Kempis (ca. 1380-1471) was a German monk and a practical mystic. His classic The Imitation of Christ has long been a favorite of Christians of all denominational backgrounds. It is said that Thomas's book has been the most read of any book other than the Bible.
Born in North Carolina in 1923, Hal M. Helms served in the Navy during World War II. Feeling a call to the Christian ministry during his time in the service, he pursued higher education after his discharge, graduating magna cum laude from Furman University in 1949. He went on to earn an M. Div. from Hartford Seminary in 1958. Mr. Helms served five different congregations from 1949 to 1974. In 1974, he and his family moved to the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian Community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he became chaplain. In addition to the normal ministerial work of assisting in worship, preaching, teaching, and leading retreats, Mr. Helms produced modern versions of a number of Christian classics, including The Pilgrim's Progress, The Imitation of Christ, and The Confessions of St. Augustine. He also served as the senior editor of the quarterly journal CrossPoint from its inception in 1990. Rev. Helms wrote several devotional books including With the Lord Today, Anchors of Hope, Jesus Loves Me, and Echoes of Eternity: Listening to the Father - Volume I and Volume II. Hal Helms and his wife, Helen, had four children and were married for almost fifty-five years. Rev. Helms died in 1997.

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The Imitation of Christ. 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Elphaba71 More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book to read and refer back to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the hard copy version years ago and found it tedious reading because the language was so archaic that it became a barrier to understanding what Thomas a Kempis was saying to his audience in the 1500s. I don't believe I ever finished it. I bought this electronic version only because the editorial review said that the language had been updated. It has not! Not in this particular manuscript... not at all. Beyond random "--eth"s and a broad assortment of "thou" and "thy", the sentence structure often obscures meaning. I'm sorry to say that this edition is not what I thought it would be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book in hard cover copy right 1993, but could not understand it. I then got this one and it was easyer to understand. This is done in the old English style and the hard cover was in a newer English version. Try it out. :-)
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