"In an ever-changing world, what does it mean to truly follow? For more than five centuries, Christians have found in "The Imitation of Christ" a practical yet profound answer. . . . The book's uncompromising directness in addressing the challenges of a mature spiritual interiority may seem countercultural, but this is indeed its great advantage. It offers a different measure of progress, a progress rooted in God and the individual rather than in society alone, a progress which extends beyond our age and lifetime."
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Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas a Kempis with the intention of directing his readers toward spiritual peace, " The Imitation of Christ "has been beloved by Christians of all denominations for more than five centuries. With a deep understanding of the inner life, Kempis provides a series of reflections on such topics as humility, charity, discipline, self-examination, and meditation, revealing a simple path to a life of faith that is challenging and deeply spiritual while still remaining accessible and grounded.
Ever new because the message it presents is timeless, "The Imitation of Christ "is as inspiring and insightful today as when it was first written. The eternal truths this book contains have made it the most widely read spiritual work after the Bible and, with bestselling author Carl Anderson's new foreword, its call to draw closer to God through the imitation of Christ will no doubt continue to be heard by people of faith today.