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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas a Kempis Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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First published anonymously in 1418, Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ is a classic Christian devotional work that has been read through the ages by such notable figures as Sir Thomas More, John Wesley, and Pope John Paul I. A meditation on spiritual life, it offers instructions for renouncing worldly vanity and discovering eternal truths with the goal of living out the teachings of Jesus by taking inspiration from his life. More widely read and more influential than any spiritual work except the Bible, The Imitation of Christ has offered guidance and solace to people of all faiths since its publication and retains its power today. This edition is the translation by the Reverend William Benham.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/16/2014

    " Good, but really thick. So much of this, I felt like I had to read over and over again to fully grasp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Alfred | 1/30/2014

    " This book very much deserves its reputation as a Christian devotional classic. It is simple but profound, humble but challenging. It is, in short, a beautiful work, and you should read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 1/25/2014

    " I am never finished with this book, it is an on going read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nini | 1/13/2014

    " Great wisdom but hard to read ( even harder to do!!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregg Bissot | 1/12/2014

    " Good read but a little too much depth for a casual read. Needs to be read when you are ready to really study it. May do that in the future sometime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/1/2014

    " This is one of my favorite spiritual books! It is great for meditation as the ideas/chapters are bite size. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Mowery | 12/17/2013

    " I am currently re-reading "Imitation of Christ". I do this every few years, to help put my life in the right perspective and to be humbled and focused in higher way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Smith | 12/17/2013

    " the essence of christianity is contained here "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 12/9/2013

    " Excellent book.. This is a book that will be read many times over--at least various parts of it.. It helps remind me/us what is important in life.. Again, excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agape | 12/4/2013

    " a Christian classic! it has been classified as a must read book for those who want to know deeper about Divine Mysticism, a really meaningful book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/29/2013

    " Not a book you read through in a hurry, but one to return to over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian Guy | 11/18/2013

    " A classic of Christian Spirituality that I read some years ago and couldn't get into. Perhaps I should try again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/30/2013

    " Such an awesome book. It is amazing how Kempis shows someone of this culture ways to be more like Christ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TJ | 9/7/2013

    " I have an older version that is written in King James' English. So it's harder to understand. And it's not doing it for me. Just not the kind of spirituality I aspire to. I don't need to prostrate myself and sumbit myself anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Civirginia Doyle | 7/6/2013

    " Despite some medieval Roman Catholic theology, this remains a marvelous call to know God and imitate Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luciana | 7/6/2013

    " Awesome, great as a devotional read, as a book that you turn to again and again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Andersen | 4/19/2013

    " A wonderful book, short and to the point yet contemplative. This book is small and very mobile as well making it a great read anywhere you go. I can't say much because the amount of wisdom received in this book is incredible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dot Pease | 11/23/2012

    " A must for re-reading!! Love this since a teenager! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Coleman | 10/28/2012

    " I don't really use this as a devotional. I read it more as a classic - something I can read over and over again. Timeless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Bennett | 6/23/2012

    " Sets forth an example of one possible way to live a life. A good example. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 4/26/2012

    " Beautiful look into the life of faith. Surprisingly down to earth and accessible. Something worth reading on every single page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/13/2012

    " Loved it. Will definitely utilize as study guide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey | 11/30/2011

    " A challenging look at faith and what it means to die to self. Can't say I'd recommend it for new born believers unless they read it with someone further along in the faith. Some of the wording could be skewed and misunderstood. Great for a deep thinking devotional, the "chapters" are short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 10/13/2011

    " Written in simple langauge, this book explains the importance of prayer and sacrafice. Whenever I feel like I'm doing pretty good (usually a dangerous attitude in the spiritual life), the Imitation restores my humility and drive by presenting a very high ideal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 9/13/2011

    " It was an interesting read. Be ready to tackle a few word hurdles though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke Penkett | 8/17/2011

    " Read this a LONG time ago! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gordon | 5/7/2011

    " "Stay humble." That is the overwhelming message of this middle ages classic. Despite its brevity, it is still too long for its message. But it is worthwhile to read at least in part, because staying humble is an excellent message for a Christian to consider. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mateus | 4/18/2011

    " Most certainly the second best book.
    It remains constant as a psychological mediator and spiritual catalyst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/16/2011

    " Excellent book.. This is a book that will be read many times over--at least various parts of it.. It helps remind me/us what is important in life.. Again, excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sister Pam | 3/20/2011

    " Put this classic next to your Bible and read from it daily. These inspiring and humble words may be read over and over and never become dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Civirginia | 2/21/2011

    " Despite some medieval Roman Catholic theology, this remains a marvelous call to know God and imitate Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 1/24/2011

    " Beautiful devotional book focused on humility and sacrificial love. Truly captures the spirit of the Gospels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rsspadafora | 12/14/2010

    " wow! KNOW i will read this again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noonie | 10/5/2010

    " If you take these words to heart, your life will be eternally changed. "

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