[Epub] ↠ The Imitation of Christ Author Thomas À Kempis – Tactical-player.co.uk

The Imitation of Christ Thomas Kempis Collection Of Meditative Writings From The Brethren Of The Common Life Is The Most Widely Read Book In The World After The Bible The Reflective Devotions Have Been A Heartening Friend To Great Men Such As Thomas More, St Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Merton, Pope John Paul I, And John Wesley Learning To Live Like Jesus Is The Central Task That Kempis Explores In This Classic Devotional The Religious Who Concerns Himself Intently And Devoutly With Our Lord S Most Holy Life And Passion Will Find There An Abundance Of All Things Useful And Necessary For Him He Need Not Seek For Anything Better Than Jesus This Book Provides Comfort And Counsel To Every Person Who Seeks To Live A Connected And Whole Life Zippered cover edition Brilliant Should be read by everyone and included in school teaching curriculum.The actual physical book is good quality, nice paper, good cover, sewn binding There are some nice pictures as well through out the book This is the translation from Richard Challoner The language for me is perfect here because it gives so much depth to what is being said, it is not something that can be skimmed through or read like a novel, it has to be read slowly There are other translations in a modern English which can be read like a novel I read these as well as they can add some detail or a different perspective.Please note that I am referring to the red covered zippered edition here I also ordered the same version for my Kindle but the Kindle edition is different, a modern version All the reviews of this book are mixed up, when someone has sent in a review it seems to be used for all versions of the text so please double check what you are looking at.So if you want a copy of the Imitation of Christ in a nice binding, hard wearing and portable to carry anywhere, in slightly older language to express the beauty and depth of meaning then here it is.Highly recommended. For those wishing to develop their Christian faith and to deepen their understanding of what it is meant to be truly Christ like a lofty and challenging aspiration in this 21st century then this little book of Thomas A Kempis 1380 1471 may be for you But be warned This is not for the feeble or fickle or novice Catholic Christian Its simplicity will strip you of many preconceived prideful notions that you are leading a good life and that you are a good Christian I suspect many will find this reality check a little too much to handle and will put this little book down after only reading the first couple of pages A reminder that the path to Sainthood is never an easy path.I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their Christian faith seriously. The Imitation of Christ consists of four books with short chapters in each book The core message of the work is humility, and for Christians to shut out the world and deny himself It also discusses the importance of the Sacrament of Eucharist I was drawn to this book after reading St Therese of Lisieux s Story of a Soul St Therese was clearly greatly inspired by Kempis work, and lived her life based on the teachings of this book.At superficial level, one might have the idea that the teachings in this book require holiness of the highest degree A disciple of Christ would need to shut out the world and devote himself only to Jesus Not all humans can fully shut out the world Upon deeper reading, I see this book as a devotion rather than a list of rules At the core of its message is the urge for Christians to live in humility and humbleness, and to glorify nothing and no one but God That God Himself is enough I understand that un holiness is a nature of the disciple, that I am unholy, but that doesn t mean that I can t be close to Jesus and live with Him and He in me My lack of holiness is the very reason why I should follow Him and remain close to him Reading this book makes me realise that many of the unhappiness in this world is actually caused by human s desire to glorify himself and the world, rather than God If humans can learn to live in humility and ascribe glory to God and God alone, many people can be spared from a lot of sufferings and heartaches.The book contains not only teachings, but also prayers that I can use daily as my own I m very blessed by this book, and would recommend it to all Christians seeking to live a holy life.

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