Item description for The Imitation of Christ (Christian Classic) by Thomas Kempis & Hal Helms...
Overview The Imitation of Christ has enjoyed an unparallelled place in the world of books for more than five hundred years, second only to the Bible itself. Estimates of the number of published editions run between three and five thousand, and it is said to have been translated into alomst every language in the world. Read and applauded by kings, queens, men, and women of letters, and religious leaders of every sort, it contains sound counsel for everyone who seeks to live a more integrated, whole life, The book transecends its time, and geographical origins, even the author's individuality, and becomes a document for all times, speaking to the perennial human condition and dealing with the issues of our human need and the transforming power of Jesus Christ. A revised translation in easy-to-understand English.
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Studio: Paraclete Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 1995
Publisher Paraclete Press (MA)
Series Christian Classics - Meridian Pu
ISBN 0941478076 ISBN13 9780941478076
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas Kempis & Hal Helms
Thomas a Kempis was a medieval monk and priest (1380-1471) who served as chronicler of the monastery at Mt. St. Agnes. During his long life of scholarship, he wrote several biographies of church fathers and a number of devotional works. The Imitation of Christ, from which The Inner Life is taken, remains his most famous work.
Thomas A. Kempis was born in 1380 and died in 1471.
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Imitate Christ by living a spiritual life May 18, 2008
This wonderful book was written by the priest Thomas a Kempis in the 1400's and is very reminecient of the Apostle Paul's writings by encouraging readers to live a simple spiritual life. It recommends that peace is found in the heart of the humble and that in overcoming the ego you overcome the world. Joy is found in a quiet conscience and you are only happy when you have done what is right. This may also be the original source of the advice to choose the less of two evils. It also warns that pleasure and desire carry the seeds of sorrow. This book is spiritual focusing on living the inner life and not getting entangled with the world. A must read for all Christians or anyone on a spiritual path.
Miracle Mar 9, 2008
This is not a review of the book per se (just got it, have not read it yet), but thought I needed to share this. Book arrived with another book (a textbook) in the usual this site box, each laying side by side. It was left out in the rain for most of the day by the local carrier until I brought it inside. The entire box was soaked and ruined, tape fallen off and box literally gaping open, all of the paperwork inside was falling apart in pieces and soaked, my textbook was completely ruined (soaked through, wavy wet pages etc - got returned), yet this book was absolutely dry - not a trace of even a microdrop of water - perfect condition. Take away whatever message you want...
A must-read classic... Feb 18, 2008
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's a slow read, but not difficult - there's so much packed into these 280 pages that you'll have to take your time to get it all.
Great service Feb 9, 2008
It came as advertised. It came rapidly. The only complaint I have is that I ordered a hardcover and received a paperback.
The Imitation of Christ Jan 21, 2008
I love this book. This is a great book to read daily. I do a chapter or two a day and then look up the verses that are referenced. It is really humbling and puts things into perspective. Focus on eternity and not the here and now.