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Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.75 X .50 (inches)
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Series: Hendrickson Christian Classics
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--Eugene Peterson, from his book Take and Read
Next to the Bible itself, The Imitation of Christ is the most-published--and most deeply cherished--book in any language. For nearly 600 years, these thoughtful meditations on Jesus' life and teachings offer practical guidance on the central task of the Christian life: learning day by day to live like Jesus. This modern translation is direct and concise, yet retains a deep devotional flavor.
Every Christian library needs the classics--the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. Now Hendrickson Christian Classics allows readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, Hendrickson Christian Classics sets a new standard for quality and value.
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) was a monk at Mt. St. Agnes in the Netherlands. Thomas worked principally at copying and writing. A number of his treatises on the monastic life and little devotional essays have been translated into English including the great devotional work The Imitation of Christ (c.1427).
ChrisWestern MassachusettsAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A must readSeptember 2, 2011ChrisWestern MassachusettsAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you had to choose only one book to read in your lifetime, you would be a fool to not choose this book to read. If you do not read this book you are making a very big mistake.
I attended a private Catholic college and took many religion classes while majoring in Philosophy. Shame on my professors, many priests and brothers. They never introduced me to this treasure.
From begining to end, every page, is teaching the way, the road to God. Written in the simpliest language, thus elevating its' profoundness, this -- perhaps collection of homlies -- gives us, like the Gospels, what I think is a glimpse of Jesus.
Truly, a must read for everyone.
Ninja4Him1Age: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5pretty goodJune 1, 2011Ninja4Him1Age: 18-24Gender: maleMeets Expectations: 4Thomas A. Kempis was a Catholic Priest in the 1400's. But although he was Catholic, he had some pretty wise things to say. This book has four books in one. I really liked reading book 1, it was full of wisdom. Books 2 and 3 are kind of repetitive in talking about how much we need God and should seek His comfort above all else. He drags it out too much. And book 4 is about the Eucharist. Nonetheless, book 1 is well worth reading for any Christian!
Earl BAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5this is a classic.February 7, 2011Earl BAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great to use for devotional thoughts and insights, though you must take time to consider what the author is saying. Will disagree with author regarding the need and place of personal relationships (friends and family).
Greg Norville5 Stars Out Of 5May 19, 2009Greg NorvilleGreat price for a classic book.An amazing little book to read. Recieved it in perfect condition. A great gift item. We always check around and find the best prices at Christianbook.com !!!
Lisa Arnold5 Stars Out Of 5May 18, 2009Lisa ArnoldThe product was beautiful and the price was wonderfully reasonable. During these tough economic times, I was still able to use these books as graduation gifts for friends, and I knew they were great!