The Imitation of Christ
|by Thomas à Kempis|
|Hendrickson Christian Classics|
| Retail: $14.95|
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Pub Date: 2004
Item Number: 634365
"This is not everyone’s favorite, but its on
everyone’s list. This is the most widely published
and read book on spirituality in our
tradition. It is amazing how well its medieval
monkishness carries over into the modern
world. When Dag Hammarskjold was killed
in an airplane crash in Africa, the books
found in his briefcase were the Bible and The
Next to the Bible itself, The Imitation of Christ is the most-published—and most deeply cherished—book in any language. For nearly 600 years, these thoughtful meditations on Jesus’ life and teachings offer practical guidance on the central task of the Christian life: learning day by day to live like Jesus. This modern translation is direct and concise, yet retains a deep devotional flavor.
Every Christian library needs the classics—the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. Now Hendrickson Christian Classics allows readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, Hendrickson Christian Classics sets a new standard for quality and value.
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) was a monk at Mt. St. Agnes in the Netherlands. Thomas worked principally at copying and writing. A number of his treatises on the monastic life and little devotional essays have been translated into English including the great devotional work The Imitation of Christ (c.1427).