One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness, which has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. With great personal conviction, Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) demonstrates the individual's reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith. Thomas spent some seventy years of his life in the reclusive environment of monasteries, yet in this astonishing work he demonstrates an encompassing understanding of human nature and his writing speaks to readers of every age and every nation.
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Thomas a Kempis was born near Dusseldorf in 1380. He became attached to the Congregation of Common Life at the age of thirteen, and was professed in 1406, receiving the priesthood in 1413 at the age of thirty-three. he wrote many devotional works and became Sub-Prior and Master of the Novices at the monastery of Mount St Agnes. He died in 1471.
Leo Sherley-Price was Rural Dean and parish priest in Devon., and translated a number of historical and theological books.From the Inside Flap:
After the bible, this is the touchstone and probably the best-loved book of Christianity.
Its author, Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471), had a wide knowledge of the Scriptures and classical philosophy, and although most of his life was spent in a Dutch monastery, he also possessed a deep understanding of human nature. His acquired wisdom convinced him of man's complete dependence on God's love and the empty futility of life without it. The book has exercised a profound influence for over 500 years, and Thomas More, Ignatius Loyola and John Wesley are among the many who have acknowledged their debt to it.
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