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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,576 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas a Kempis Narrator: David Cochran Heath Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Thomas à Kempis' collection of meditative writings from the Bretheren of the Common Life is the most widely read book in the world after the Bible. The reflective devotions have been a heartening friend to great men such as Thomas More, St. Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Merton, Pope John Paul I, and John Wesley.

Learning to live live Jesus is the central task that A. Kempis explores in this classic devotional. This book provides comfort and counsel to every person who seeks to live a more connected and whole life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekka | 2/7/2014

    " It's one of those books that you'll have to reread several more times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mat Rueter | 2/4/2014

    " That love is an excellent thing, a great good indeed, which alone maketh light all that is burdensome and equally bears all that is unequal. For it carries a burden without being burdened and makes all tha which is bittersweet and savoury. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~eljefe | 1/31/2014

    " Gosh, are you willing to pay to the cost for holiness? It takes work to die to the mal-inented desires of your heart. Are you willing to follow in the footsteps of Jesus disciples for the last 2000 years? It is possible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chellie | 1/29/2014

    " This one will definitely add thought throughout your day to day life in the actions you make and way you view even the little things random things. A must read for anyone of the faith and much guidance for those who are not!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/28/2014

    " Two words come to mind: no compromise. It is a high and challenging call. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Egerer | 1/26/2014

    " I feel extremely guilty giving this less than five stars -- but I believe it would have gotten five had I used it as a devotional instead of a normal, read 20-40 pages a day book. This one takes patience, and it's absolutely beautiful... if read properly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Adderley | 1/20/2014

    " A simply written and beautiful summary of medieval spirituality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/12/2014

    " For someone who goes so far wrong sometimes (and he really does), when a Kempis gets things right, he hits the nail dead on the head. There were definitely things that I didn't agree with in this book, but the main, overarching themes -- the supreme importance of God, dying to self, not attaching oneself to earthly things, not pursuing knowledge for knowledge's sake -- are absolute, incontrovertible truth. These ideas can certainly be wrongly applied, and he did definitely stray too far in the direction of asceticism and dualism, but he's still absolutely right when he says, "Help me to know continually that there can be no true happiness, no fulfilling of thy purpose for me, apart from a life lived in and for the Son of thy love." All in all, this was an incredibly helpful and timely book to me, in reminding me where my priorities and affections need to be, and on Whom my security/stability needs to be founded. In spite of its flaws (I won't even get into his ideas about the Eucharist), it spoke to me where I was at, and the Lord used it to solidify some very important lessons in my mind. You just have to chew the meat and spit out the bones -- and after all, that's going to be true of even the best books by the most orthodox authors. "Oh, if men bestowed as much labor in the rooting out of vices and planting of virtues as they do in proposing questions, there would neither be such great evils and slanders in the world, nor so much looseness among us. Truly, when the day of judgment comes, we shall not be examined as to what we have read, but what we have done (Matt. 25); not how well we have spoken, but how we have lived." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 12/27/2013

    " 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 Kia | 12/22/2013

    " A Christian Classic. Thomas' wisdom is clear and insightful. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timm | 11/18/2013

    " I really find this book to be a great source of inspiration. This is the second time I have read it. I know I will read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/1/2013

    " A classic. Not everyone's cup of tea. Demanding and ascetic, the upward road to salvation. No platitudes here and calming words, just the raw grain of uneasy truth. Handle with caution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 10/31/2013

    " 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 Larry | 10/14/2013

    " An excellent primer on living simply and humbly in the footsteps of the Master "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 9/20/2013

    " The classic meditations of Thomas a'Kempis, still rich and valid today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/12/2013

    " A great book to read during Lent. A must-have for any Christian seeking a serious spiritual lashing. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demetrius Rogers | 3/5/2013

    " A couple of passages were SO good that I would have to classify it as life-changing material. A book to re-read over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Smith | 8/6/2012

    " the essence of christianity is contained here "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 6/10/2012

    " This book took me forever to finish, not because it's not good, but because it reads more like a daily devotional book. I just read a page or two at a time. The message of this book is wonderful for anyone--to live your life in such a way as to imitate Christ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Kovatch | 6/5/2012

    " hard to read in old English "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey | 5/23/2012

    " 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 Kent | 5/11/2012

    " This book affected me greatly when I was in high school. However, I will say that translation can make or break the experience for you, so find one that you can understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rsspadafora | 2/26/2012

    " 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 Rachel | 1/15/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Farel | 11/18/2011

    " Other than the Bible, I know of no other book more deep, dense, practical, and challenging. Follow it to its logical extreme and you may very well become a saint, or insane, or both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Briggle | 11/15/2011

    " A book every Christian should read...slowly...and again. "

  • 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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