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Librivox recording of a public-domain text. Read more Read less. I read it every day and it never fails to knock me off my feet with something I needed to hear but didn’t want to hear.

Thomas à Kempis

Latin text with apparatus and front matter in Italian. It never gets ‘old’, and it’s refreshing, penetrating words always “speak to me” in new and inviting ways, as if it were the first time reading that particular passage every time!

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Without the Way, there is no going; without the Truth, there is no knowing; without Life, there is no living. On the Passion of Christ according to the four evangelists. That work requires our full surrender and death to the self oof.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. After the Bible, this book is a must for anyone wishing to gain a closer with relationship with Our Lord. God favors the humble man.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, He copied the Bible no fewer than four times, [4] one of the copies being preserved at DarmstadtGermany in five volumes. It’s personal preference, example It was first composed in Latin ca. This community was one of the canons regular of the Congregation of Windesheimfounded by disciples of Groote in order to provide a way of life more in keeping with the norms of monastic life of the period.

Shawn Crisp, the book does focus on Christ’s philosophy. Based on Studies in the Language of the Autograph. To account nothing of one’s self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.

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When I make a promise I keep it, and I fulfill whatever I have pledged—if only you remain faithful Set up a giveaway. Gwynn, Aubrey March According to Amazon, the translator is William Benham, though I cannot find his name anywhere in the book.

Jesus says that very few turn to God and spirituality, since they are more eager to listen to the world and desires of their flesh than to God. Published 5 days ago. Jesus says that the world promises things that are passing and of little value, which are served with great enthusiasm; While He promises things that are most excellent and eternal and men’s hearts remain indifferent.

That is the highest and most profitable lesson, when a man truly knoweth and judgeth lowly of himself. I am speaking of the Kindle edition published by Xist Publishing, ISBN Amazon often has reviews that span different editions of the same title. History of the Catholic Church. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine. As subprior he was charged with instructing novices, and in that capacity wrote four booklets between anddowmload collected and named after the title of the first jmitation of the first booklet: Beautiful book and highly recommended to the more mature Christian that wants to get to another level.

The University of Chicago Press. If you think Christianity is sky worship then I think you have completely mistaken what Jesus Christ was all about, and obviously this book is wasted on imitaton.

This edition had somewhat of a King James Bible style of English, though more understandable, and the stateliness of expression really complemented the profound messages of the author. We respect your email privacy. Get to Know Us.

It has been a pleasure to read, and I look forward to reading it again. Published 4 days ago. J writes that the book was composed anonymously is “not surprising” since the author lmitation in the Imitation that one should “love to be unknown.

Customers who bought this item also bought. The other new leather zip-cover version available now looks nearly identical kempiz this, but rather than a Cross on the front cover, it has a ‘Chi Ro’ design and omits the authors’ name. This version, equally impressive, is put out by the Catholic Book Publishing Co.