The pre-eminent work of the 15th-century devotio moderna movement has led thousands to the realization that they're sinners and need to follow Christ via the way of the cross and a life of humility and obedience. Now award-winning editor Watkins has reworked this classic into 90 daily readings, arranged by topic. 288 pages, hardcover. Worthy.
When does a classic become new, fresh and extremely relevant? When someone takes it out of an outdated format and makes it readable, searchable and understandable.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.
James Watkins is the author of sixteen books including Death & Beyond, which won a Campus Life "Book of the Year" award, and The Why Files series, which was honored with a Christian Retailers Choice award. He serves as associate acquisitions editor at Wesleyan Publishing House (Indianapolis) and has won four Evangelical Press Association awards for editing. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in Theology and his graduate work is in communications at Ball State University and Purdue University.
Thomas à Kempis has been a best-selling author for more than five hundred years. He was a priest, monk, and writer who lived in obscurity in 14th Century Germany. His words have changed lives for over 500 years.