The Imitation of Christ

Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ.

Author: Thomas Kempis

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ISBN: 9781514694084

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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life," "Directives for the Interior Life," "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament." The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life."

The Imitation of Christ

Kempis has commented on the worldly preoccupations i.e. lust, ambition, corruption, vanities that prevent us from the eternal truth of Heaven and Divine. It clearly renounces the worldly vanities and aspires for the eternal truth.

Author: Thomas à Kempis

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 142503604X

Category: Religion

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It is a little Bible that describes true Christian ideals loved by both Roman Catholics and Protestants. Kempis has commented on the worldly preoccupations i.e. lust, ambition, corruption, vanities that prevent us from the eternal truth of Heaven and Divine. It clearly renounces the worldly vanities and aspires for the eternal truth. Inspirational!

The Imitation of Christ

The Read & Reflect with the Classics edition of The Imitation of Christ includes the classic text in an easy to read adaption coupled with personal reflection questions, additional study questions, and prayer prompts for today's Christian ...

Author: Thomas á Kempis

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1462747698

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This classic of Christian devotional literature, with readings focused on the life of Christ, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Christ discusses liberation from worldly inclinations, recollection as a preparation for prayer, the consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life. The Read & Reflect with the Classics edition of The Imitation of Christ includes the classic text in an easy to read adaption coupled with personal reflection questions, additional study questions, and prayer prompts for today's Christian reader.

The Imitation of Christ in Four Books

A classic fifteenth-century meditation on the spiritual life features hundreds of inspirational and moral aphorisms that extol the humble lifestyle of Jesus Christ, offering instructions for renouncing worldly vanities in favor of eternal ...

Author: Thomas (à Kempis)

Publisher: Vintage

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A classic fifteenth-century meditation on the spiritual life features hundreds of inspirational and moral aphorisms that extol the humble lifestyle of Jesus Christ, offering instructions for renouncing worldly vanities in favor of eternal truths. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Imitation of Christ

Complete and unabridged 15th century text by Thomas à Kempis and translated by William Benham in 1886. This book is a classic for comfort and understanding of living the spiritual life of Christ in a physical world.

Author: THOMAS A. KEMPIS

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ISBN: 9781945644443

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Complete and unabridged 15th century text by Thomas à Kempis and translated by William Benham in 1886. This book is a classic for comfort and understanding of living the spiritual life of Christ in a physical world.

The Imitation of Christ

Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a set of thoughtful reflection questions that help readers understand and apply the text.

Author: Dennis Joseph Billy

Publisher: Christian Classic

ISBN: 9780870612343

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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While many contemporary readers seek the richness of classical spirituality, some find the language and thought patterns of The Imitation of Christ distant and difficult to understand. Fr. Dennis Billy, noted teacher and spiritual guide, helps today's readers interpret The Imitation by raising their awareness of how the world of Thomas ? Kempis colored and shaped his presentation of the spiritual life. Using the accessible translation of The Imitation of Christ by William Creasy, Fr. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys. Each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a set of thoughtful reflection questions that help readers understand and apply the text.

Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ from Catholic Book Publishing is a beautiful new edition of the original, deeply spiritual book by Thomas à Kempis.

Author: Thomas à Kempis

Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9780899423203

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Imitation of Christ from Catholic Book Publishing is a beautiful new edition of the original, deeply spiritual book by Thomas Kempis. In this revised, easy-to-read, prayer book size book, readers will experience the peace and wisdom that has comforted Catholics from around the world. The Imitation of Christ shows how to better live the life of a Christian by closely following Christ\'s example. This lovely maroon cloth-covered book also presents sections on the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross illustrated in full color. The Imitation of Christ will bless all who want to respond to the call to follow Jesus.

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience.

Author: Thomas (à Kempis)

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881460971

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers.

The Imitation of Christ

"The Imitation of Christ" has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries.

Author: a Kempis Thomas

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781450514842

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than "The Imitation of Christ." This classic meditation on spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton, John Wesley, and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis, "The Imitation of Christ" contains clear instructions for renouncing worldly vanities and locating eternal truths. No book has more explicitly and movingly described the Christian ideal: "My son, to the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me." A 15th century priest and writer, Thomas à Kempis wrote many devotional works during his career, and culminated with this masterpiece celebrating man's dependence on God's boundless love. "The Imitation of Christ" has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, it covers topics ranging from liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of communion in a devout life.

The Imitation of Christ

Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ.

Author: Thomas À Kempis

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9388118014

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. With its simple, readable text, this translation will appeal to new readers as well as to those already familiar with this religious classic.

The Imitation of Christ

The timeless classic, The Imitation of Christ, is updated into modern English and arranged topically for daily devotions.

Author: Thomas Á. Kempis

Publisher: Christian Classic

ISBN: 9780870612312

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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"What would Jesus do?" That's the primary question Thomas � Kempis answers in his universally acclaimed work, The Imitation of Christ. In 114 short chapters organized into four simple parts, this handbook on the spiritual life offers guidance on dozens of topics such as resisting temptation, avoiding hasty judgments, putting up with others' faults, remembering God's many blessings, self-surrender, minding our own business, and performing humble works. William Creasy succeeds in creating a dramatically different interpretation of The Imitation of Christ by working through its historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts. This book inspired the likes of St. Thomas More, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Th�r�se of Lisieux, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. Along with such classics as Augustine's Confessions, Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises, The Imitation of Christ continues to confront each generation of readers with the perennial truths of the Gospel.

The Imitation of Christ

This elegant burgundy book with a zipper binding also presents sections on the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross illustrated in full color. The Imitation of Christ will bless all who want to respond to the call to follow Jesus.

Author: Thomas A. Kempis

Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780899423234

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Version of the very popular Imitation of Christ featuring a bonded leather cover and a zipper binding

My Imitation of Christ

This classic and treasured edition, aptly entitled My Imitation of Christ, is crafted specifically for the busy person in the modern world.

Author: Thomas à Kempis

Publisher: Confraternity of the Precious blood

ISBN: 9781618908247

Category: Religion

Page: 474

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The book that has made more saints than any other, after the Bible. Countless saints from Therese of Liseux to Ignatius of Loyola have kept this book on their nightstands, used it to direct their minds during adoration, and carried it in their pockets as a soldier carries his weapon into battle. This classic and treasured edition, aptly entitled My Imitation of Christ, is crafted specifically for the busy person in the modern world. Here's why it is “My” Imitation of Christ: - Pocket size: Perfect for purse, pants or jacket. Having this book on your person reminds you to imitate Christ always – without exception. - 117 Illustrations: With seemingly miraculous power, Ariel Agemian's timeless depictions of modern man (in suit and tie) carrying his cross, tempted by Satan to vain pursuits but called by Christ to eternal life. Your soul will be forever imprinted by an image of man's attempt to be in the world - but not of it. - Durable Flex Cover: far more resilient than your average book. If you use this book properly, it will take a beating. - Reading Guide: In the back, 42 practical topics with references to guide you through your spiritual reading. Ex.: “Are you discouraged? Read Book III, Chap. 56” “Are you vain? Read Book I, Chap. 2, 7.” With over 40 of these, you're bound to find yourself somewhere. - Index: Not your everyday index. Hundreds of topics with every reference in the book cited. Here are your answers to nearly every spiritual issue – if you use it. If you wish to be in the world, but not of the world, there is no better edition of this timeless classic than My Imitation of Christ. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.

The Imitation of Christ Deluxe Edition

The Imitation of Christ has been in print for over 500 years for a good reason. It is powerful, beautiful and heart piercing. James Watkins has taken those words and reworked them into ninety daily readings, arranged by topic.

Author: James Watkins

Publisher: Worthy Inspired

ISBN: 9781617956775

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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When does a classic become new, fresh and extremely relevant? When it is taken from an outdated format and and sculpted into devotions that are readable, searchable and understandable. The Imitation of Christ has been in print for over 500 years for a good reason. It is powerful, beautiful and heart piercing. James Watkins has taken those words and reworked them into ninety daily readings, arranged by topic. Whether for daily devotions or for sound insight into a particular issue, Watkins’ paraphrase blends the ancient with the modern to introduce this classic to a new audience, speaking to all Christians with credibility and authority and using inclusive language not found in the original.

The Imitation of Christ for Children

A guide to how to accept Jesus and follow His principles in everyday life is based on the work "The Imitation of Christ," and adapted for children.

Author: Elizabeth Ficocelli

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ISBN: 9780809167333

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A guide to how to accept Jesus and follow His principles in everyday life is based on the work "The Imitation of Christ," and adapted for children.

Imitation of Christ

It is difficult to imagine that something written in the early 15th century could still have any import or agency today, but The Imitation of Christ, composed by Thomas a Kempis in the first half of the 1400s, has attained widespread ...

Author: Thomas à Kempis

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ISBN: 9781941243169

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It is difficult to imagine that something written in the early 15th century could still have any import or agency today, but The Imitation of Christ, composed by Thomas a Kempis in the first half of the 1400s, has attained widespread publication and translation and is still considered required reading for devout Christians. What sets it apart from other works of that age is the approach taken by Kempis in how the reader should emulate his Christ; instead of going out and living as Christ lived, Kempis instructs that isolation and a withdrawn existence provides the necessary environment for contemplation and imitation.

The Imitation of Christ

Helpful commentary clarifies the work's biblical and medieval roots and its continuing significance today.

Author: Thomas (à Kempis)

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594734348

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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This spiritual classic focuses the contemporary God-seeker on developing a vital connection with God by inviting the spirit of Jesus into our lives. Helpful commentary clarifies the work's biblical and medieval roots and its continuing significance today.

The Imitation of Christ

Author: Thomas (à Kempis)

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The Complete Imitation of Christ

It has been called “the most influential work in Christian literature,” “a landmark in the history of the human mind,” and “the fifth gospel.” Now, and for the first time, comes an exhaustive edition of this classic work, a work ...

Author: Thomas (à Kempis)

Publisher: Paraclete Giants

ISBN: 9781557258106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Published in over 6,000 editions before the year 1900, The Imitation of Christ has been more widely read than any other book in human history except the Bible itself. It has been called “the most influential work in Christian literature,” “a landmark in the history of the human mind,” and “the fifth gospel.” Now, and for the first time, comes an exhaustive edition of this classic work, a work that is bound to become a classic in its own right. Fr. John-Julian introduces Kempis and his Imitation in ways that will shock many who have read the book before. For example, Protestant devotees to the book may be astounded to discover that Thomas was not only a Roman Catholic but an ardent traditionalist contemplative monk as well. And devoted Catholic readers may be amazed to discover that he was a radical moral reformer and part of a group twice formally charged with heresy. Notes and introductions to every aspect of The Imitation open the meaning of this classic to the next generation of readers.

The Imitation of Christ

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Author: Thomas à Kempis

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ISBN: 9781520825106

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Imitation of Christ by Thomas � Kempis The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas � Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament". The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world, as opposed to an active imitation of Christ by other friars. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.