The Imitation of Christ
Thomas à Kempis
BELOVED HANDBOOK FOR A SPIRITUAL LIFE
The Imitation of Christ, is one of the great spiritual classics of Christianity. Written by Thomas à Kempis, it is one of the most beloved and perhaps the most enduring and widely read Christian devotional work after the Bible. A religious classic that has inspired conversion and stirred religious devotion for over five hundred years, the Imitation is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness.
Written in a candid and conversational style this handbook for a spiritual life, for religious instruction and inspiration, second only to the Bible, demonstrates the individual's reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith. It arose from the Devotio Moderna movement, which Kempis followed.
The text is divided into four books of detailed spiritual instructions. A passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness, this classic of Christian literature speaks to readers of every age and nation and has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Whether a Protestant, Catholic, mystic or religious historian, all have all studied these meditations, finding in them liberation from worldly inclinations and a path to prayer and spiritual guidance.
This beautifully designed, easy to read edition contains the original four books, prayers and reflections that will guide the reader whether new or already familiar with the text, towards a spiritual life modeled on the teachings of Jesus.