Imitation of Christ Paperback


The Following of Christ (commonly translated as The Imitation of Christis considered the second-most read book in the Christian world after the Bible.  Even today, readers turn to it for guidance, inspiration, and spiritual succor in tumultuous times. A guide for the saints since it first appeared in 1418, a treasured copy of this inspirational work was owned, read, and written in by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  Based on her notes handwritten in the margins of her copy, the book played a central role in her spiritual growth as she began the steps that culminated in her canonization.

For over 600 years, this timeless work has been read and studied by saints and sinners, religious and the laity, Christians and non-Christians. Divided into four books providing detailed spiritual instruction, The Imitation of Christ clearly details the path to follow Christ, to which all are called.  Continuing to inspire deep religious devotion and conversion, this classic work encourages a disciplined life characterized by simplicity, humility, and charity. This practical and inspiring book will offer clear and concise insights to guide in spiritual growth in an effort to attain eternal life.
This classic, written by Thomas A Kempis, is translated by Ronald Knox and published by Ignatius Press.  With a foreword by Father Benendict Groeschel, C.F.R., this edition makes a wonderful addition to a spiritual library, the perfect gift for someone special, and an added treasure to any prayer space.

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Thomas Kempis
Ronald Knox Translation

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Weight .51875 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 1 × 6.5 in