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The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics) by [Kempis, Thomas à]
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The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition

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If a man tells you that he is fond of the Imitation, view him with sudden suspicion; he is either a dabbler or a saint...Heaven help us if we find easy reading in the Imitation of Christ (Ronald Knox)

None, I believe, except the Bible, has been so universally read and loved by Christians of all tongues and sects (Thomas Carlyle)

The most influential devotional book in Western Christian history (Professor John van Engen)

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After the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is the all-time favorite book of Catholics throughout the world. And of the many English editions, none can equal for reverence and beauty this inspiring translation of Bishop Richard Challoner. As Fr. John Hardon, S.J. says, "Its basic theme is that, since Jesus Christ is true God and true man, by imitating Christ as man, the Christian becomes more and more like Christ who is God."

This book speaks to the soul of every true Christian, always reminding him of the shortness of time and the length of eternity; the fleeting nature of earthly joy as opposed to the eternity of happiness with God. The guide of saints since it first appeared in 1418--it was the sole spiritual reading of St. Therese of Lisieux, who loved it and knew it by heart. Of the universal appeal of The Imitation, the famous theologian Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange noted that "The true mysticism of which it speaks is accessible to all, if they are willing to follow the way of humility, the cross, continual prayer, and docility to the Holy Ghost."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1240 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1 Reprint edition (7 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ADNPE3M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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