According to Wikipedia: "The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic
Author: thomas a Kempis
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and eucharistic communion.
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
“There is no better edition of this classic, than this careful and insightful volume.” —Michael Downey, editor, The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality Published in over 6,000 editions before the twentieth century, this classic work has been called “the most influential work in Christian literature,” “a landmark in the history of the human mind,” and “the fifth gospel.” Now and for the first time comes an exhaustive edition that is bound to become a classic in its own right. Fr. John-Julian introduces Kempis and his Imitation in ways that will shock many who have read the book before. For example, Protestant devotees to the book may be astounded to discover that Thomas was not only a Roman Catholic but an ardent traditionalist contemplative monk, as well. Catholic readers may be amazed to discover that he was a radical moral reformer and part of a group twice formally charged with heresy. Notes and introductions to every aspect of the Imitation open up the meaning of it to the next generation of readers. “Renowned for its simple and practical approach to the Christian spiritual life, The Imitation of Christ has been treasured by countless generations. In our own day, there is no better edition of this Thomas a Kempis classic than this careful and insightful volume.” -Michael Downey, editor, The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality
Author: Thomas à Kempis,Fr. John Julian
Publisher: Paraclete Press
With reflections from Vatican II, and a suggested practical resolution for daily living.
With Refelctions from the Documents of Vatican II for Each Chapter
Author: a Kempis Thomas
Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House
When does a classic become new, fresh and extremely relevant? When someone takes it out of an outdated format and makes it readable, searchable and understandable. The Imitation of Christ has been in print for over 500 years for a good reason. It is powerful, beautiful and heart piercing. James Watkins has taken those words and reworked them into ninety daily readings, arranged by topic. Whether for daily devotions or for sound insight into a particular issue, Watkins paraphrase blends the ancient with the modern to introduce this classic to a new audience, speaking to all Christians with credibility and authority and using inclusive language not found in the original.
Classic Devotions in Today's Language
Author: James Watkins
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
It is a matter for wonder, that so few of the works of the B. Thomas à Kempis are known to the English reader; and this the more, that they all breathe the same meek and warm spirit of piety and devotion we meet with in that golden book attributed so popularly to his name, and this moreover to such an extent, that it is difficult to believe that there should ever have been any hardy enough to deny, that the author of these, and of “The Imitation of Christ,” were identical. Aeterna Press
Author: Thomas a Kempis,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
Excerpts include stories from Canterbury Tales and The Decameron as well as works by St. Augustine, Boethius, Marie de France, and others; plus selections from such anonymous works as Beowulf and Everyman.
Author: Inc. Dover Publications
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classcs,fifty–two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.
Selected Readings on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines
Author: Richard J. Foster,Emilie Griffin,Renovare
Publisher: Harper Collins
This classic work, first published in 1675, inaugurated the movement in Germany called Pietism. In it a young pastor, born and raised during the devastating Thirty Years War, voiced a plea for reform of the church which made the author and his proposals famous. A lifelong friend of the philosopher Leibnitz, Spener was an important influence in the life of the next leader of German Pietism, August Herman Francke. He was also a sponsor at the baptism of Nicholas Zinzendorf, founder of the Moravian Church, whose members played a crucial role in the life of John Wesley.
Author: Philipp Jakob Spener
Publisher: Fortress Press
An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation
One of the most influential texts in the Western World “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” ― Augustine of Hippo, Confessions The Confessions of Saint Augustine detail Augustine's journey to faith and his formation as a foremost thinker in the Western Church. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Author: Augustine Augustine
Publisher: Xist Publishing
The Imitation of Christ is a charming instruction on how to love God. Protestants and Catholics alike join in giving it praise. John Wesley, Thomas Merton and John Newton all put it among the works that have deeply influenced them. Few books have had so extensive a circulation: Originally written in Latin in 1418 (we know of 545 different Latin editions), there are 1,000 different editions preserved in the British Museum alone. It has appeared in English since 1502. With Confessions of Augustine and Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress it occupies a front rank, if not the foremost place, among useful manuals of devotion. This small book, free from intellectual pretensions, has had great appeal to anyone interested in probing beneath the surface of life. The Imitation of Christ has come to be, after the Bible, the most widely translated book in Christian literature. Now available in an easy-to-read large print edition."
Large Print Edition
Author: Kempis Thomas
Publisher: Lumen Christian Products
One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.
Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
The FIRST EVER Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. Features Include: Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanon New Testament from the New King James Version Commentary drawn from the early Church Christians Easy-to-Locate liturgical readings Book Introductions and Outlines Subject Index Full-color Icons Full-color Maps
Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The Russian author reinterprets the gospels, disregarding issues related to Jesus' divinity and focusing strictly on his words and teachings. The result is a remarkably modern meditation on spirituality.
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions. The Way of Perfection was written in order for the saint to instruct her nuns in proper prayer, but it is applicable for all Christians wishing to deepen their religious practice and achieve a greater connection with God. Through devotion, austerity, poverty, and most of all humility, she invites the presence of God into her life so that she may do His work. And these qualities she hopes to encourage in all readers so that they may find true spiritual love.
Author: St Teresa of Avila
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
The book that has made more saints than any other, after the Bible. Countless saints from Therese of Liseux to Ignatius of Loyola have kept this book on their nightstands, used it to direct their minds during adoration, and carried it in their pockets as a soldier carries his weapon into battle. This classic and treasured edition, aptly entitled My Imitation of Christ, is crafted specifically for the busy person in the modern world. Here's why it is “My” Imitation of Christ: - Pocket size: Perfect for purse, pants or jacket. Having this book on your person reminds you to imitate Christ always – without exception. - 117 Illustrations: With seemingly miraculous power, Ariel Agemian's timeless depictions of modern man (in suit and tie) carrying his cross, tempted by Satan to vain pursuits but called by Christ to eternal life. Your soul will be forever imprinted by an image of man's attempt to be in the world - but not of it. - Durable Flex Cover: far more resilient than your average book. If you use this book properly, it will take a beating. - Reading Guide: In the back, 42 practical topics with references to guide you through your spiritual reading. Ex.: “Are you discouraged? Read Book III, Chap. 56” “Are you vain? Read Book I, Chap. 2, 7.” With over 40 of these, you're bound to find yourself somewhere. - Index: Not your everyday index. Hundreds of topics with every reference in the book cited. Here are your answers to nearly every spiritual issue – if you use it. If you wish to be in the world, but not of the world, there is no better edition of this timeless classic than My Imitation of Christ. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Publisher: Confraternity of the Precious blood