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A manifesto for living,
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This review is from: The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics) (Kindle Edition)
As with most literature, I stumbled upon the imitation of Christ; which was surprising as some people put it second only to the Holy bible and I can understand why after reading this superb book.
Thomas A Kempis (1380 - 1471) spent 70 years a recluse in Monasteries and yet his passionate words of wisdom are just as valid today as they were then. This book has been renewing and reviving the faith in God for over 500 years now and it is a powerful work.
This book is filled with homespun wisdom, remove God and Jesus and we have a great work of philosophy, so please, if you are not religious, do not allow this work to stop your reading.
It has a cure for anxiety, turn away from consumerism. Overcome fear of death, name calling, pride, intellectualism. This book advocates turning away from material things, work hard, study hard, but care not about the opinions of others or looking clever.
Devote yourself to the spiritual, grow spiritually by reading and learning, work hard at modest and humble work and be judged by your actions, not your bank balance. An excellent read for our current difficult times.