Spiritual Classic -- The Imitation of Christ
- Title: The Imitation of Christ
Author: Thomas a'Kempis
Publisher: Whitaker House
Date Published: July 2003 (republished)
Price: Paperback $8.99
Comments: Spiritual classic. Will be checked out for years to come.
All Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review:
A Christian Classic!, October 7, 2003
Reviewer: William G. Covington, Jr. PhD (Edinboro, Pennsylvania)
One reason why this powerful book has stood the test of time is because it is
full of practical wisdom that can be applied to one's life in any culture.
Take for example one of the opening remarks, "He that knows himself well,
becomes vile in his own eyes, and takes no delight in the praises of men." In terms
of living a separated life, we're told "There is no order so holy nor place so
retired that it is without temptations or adversities." The secret to
overcoming, he adds is through patience and true humility.
On works of charity, he writes "For God weighs the love with which a man
works rather than how much work he does."
He reminds us that God knows how to turn evil into good.
The author tells us that habit overcomes habit. In other words to overcome a
bad habit, replace it with a good one.
I strongly recommend this book. It is applicable to anyone wishing to live a
more abundant life.
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