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This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics — as well as mystics and historians of religious thought — have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Christ discusses liberation from worldly inclinations, recollection as a preparation for prayer, the consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life. With its simple, readable text, this translation will appeal to new readers as well as to those already familiar with this religious classic.

March 22
Dover Publications
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Customer Reviews

Johnny Garlic ,

Mona Lisa of Christian Books

This book is the New Testament version of Proverbs. From cover to cover it is jam packed with endless wisdom gleaned from Jesus' teachings. I finally stopped highlighting because I was highlighting every paragraph and the whole thing was yellow.

Ever bought an album/CD and EVERY song was amazing? That's how this book is. It's a masterpiece. It should be added to the Bible because every Christian should read, study and know it . I intend to read it yearly going forward, for it speaks DIRECTLY to my soul in its native language and provides deep spiritual nourishment .

Up until now Mere Christianity and Pilgrim's Progress had been my favorite Christian books . Imitation has now knocked them both out and taken the title belt. This book is the heavyweight champion of spiritually enlightening works and you will be hard-pressed to find a single wasted word from page 1 to the end. no fluff, no pretense, no rhetoric. Just pure spiritual reflection that will fill you with affirmation and profound views to examine your life and conscience.

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