The Imitation of Christ
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The Imitation of Christ has been one of the most popular books in Christian spirituality for more than five hundred years. More than 5,000 editions have been published and it's been translated into almost every language in the world. Thomas a Kempis was a late medieval Catholic monk, who looked deeply into what it means to know God and have a relationship with Jesus. He wrote about humility, simplicity, patience, and persistence--virtues that are for every age.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 155725608X
ISBN-13: 9781557256089

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The Imitation of Christ has enjoyed an unparalleled place in the world of books for more than five hundred years. 5000 different editions have been published over the centuries, and it has been translated into almost every language in the world.

Why is this little book so valued? The Imitation of Christ transcends its era and author, having become a testament that speaks to the perennial human condition on the issues of our human relationship to God. It offers insight that is unparalleled in works before and since. The wisdom of Thomas a Kempis is for every age, for every person who seeks to live a more integrated spiritual life of seeking and finding, doing and being still.

Br. Benet Tvedten writes a new introduction for this special edition. He brings his trademark insight and humor to bear on the lessons of The Imitation of Christ for every generation.

Author Bio

Thomas a Kempis (ca.1380-1471) was a German monk and a practical mystic. His classic The Imitation of Christ has long been a favorite of Christians of all denominational backgrounds. It is said that Thomas's book has been the most read of any book other than the Bible.

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