The Imitation of Christ: The Inspirational Teachings of Thomas A Kempis

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  • ISBN-13: 9781842931882
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/14/2006
  • Series: Sacred Text Series
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

    Wonderful book, but not this e-edition

    This book has over a hundred chapters by topic but this particular edition doesn't include the table of contents! Your nook will only list the "go to" chapters by number and you'll have no idea what the topics are. I'm sharing this so that others don't waste their money. It's unfortunate this information isn't available until you purchase a non-refundable ebook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    ' Incredible treatise of a Christians journey in faith.'

    'This book is one of the great classics of Christian faith. Thomas A. Kempis is one of those philosphical greats who, like so many in his day believed that faith was best renedered through sacrifice. 'A monk who believed in solitude, solidarity, and that the inner life was what neccesitated a Christian's development to the full potential that Christ offered,' Thomas A. Kempis challenges the reader to get out of themselves by inner offerings of sacrifice to Christ by dying daily to themselves through fasting,prayer, and humility of oneslf....(through which we can experience an intimate relationship with Christ,) and thereby proffer from the richness of life that only He can offer. This book is a classic, to say the least!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Timeless Classic

    This timeless classic is revelant today as it was when Thomas A' Kempis wrote.
    I find that it is a great companion to the Liturgy of the Hours. I have included the reading of a chapter at the end of my day with evening prayers.
    I highly recommend this as an essential book in your spiritual library.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

    The gift of the cross

    This is the only book I can truly say changed my life. I have bought multiple copies and given this best of gifts--understanding of the sufferings of life, thereby eliminating not the actual suffering, but the RESENTMENT of the suffering. The trials and tribulations we all endure are the 'way of the cross'-the true imitation of Christ. Thomas-a-Kempis makes clear the distinction between Christianity that seeks only after the GLORY of Christ vs. the loving acceptance of the CROSS of Christ. He points out real circumstances of suffering that the true Christian is likely to experience as he/she follows the 'royal road'. What a wonderful comfort his words bring during tribulations--it makes all the difference in living through those hard times that may turn out to be the holiest of opportunities--the opportunity to imitate Christ.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2000

    The Immitation of Christ- an underappreciated work

    I received the Immitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis about 20 years ago, while converting to Catholicism. The book basically gathered dust for 15 years until, strangely enough, I became a Methodist. For many years I dismissed it as a 'Catholic' book, and in a sense it is. Not 'Catholic' pertaining to the denomination, but 'catholic' in the sense that it is universal. The basic truths found page after page are like little jewels. I would highly recommend this book to any Christian, or to those who would like to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2002

    In Search of Spiritual Growth

    A must for daily reflection and spiritual growth. Creasy divides A'Kempis 13th century guide into sections dealing with contemporary issues. Most unique is the dialogue between Jesus and the reader. It is the type of book one picks up, reads a passage, closes the book and reflects on the contents of the passage. I highly recommend it.

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