Imitation of Christ (Thrift Edition)
This collection of Biblical and spiritual insights was first published anonymously in 1418. Since then, it has been a source of religious instruction and inspiration to many. This recent edition is different from its predecessors, as it is translated into modern English and organized into paragraph form. This newer format makes this Christian classic much more readable and understandable than previous editions. These meditations by a German priest on the life and teachings of Jesus offer great spiritual guidance.
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.