Saint Augustine was a towering Christian leader and one of the great fathers of the Church. His Confessions is a timeless work, revealing the joys and agonies of a life lived in search of truth. Few books have been read more assiduously during the last five centuries than The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis' meditation on humility. As it spans the centuries, it crosses all ecclesiastical divisions and speaks to the "princes" of the Church as it speaks to the common man. In the 300 years since John Bunyan's death, Pilgrim's Progress has been an inspiration to countless readers. It tells the tale of Christian and his journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. The joy, sorrow, temptation, and danger he encounters on the way are as instructive today as when the book was first written.