2 edition of imitation of Christ found in the catalog.
imitation of Christ
|Statement||[by] Thomas à Kempis. A modern version based on the English translation made by Richard Whitford around the year 1530; edited with introd. by Harold C. Gardiner.|
|Contributions||Whitford, Richard, fl. 1495-1555? tr., Gardiner, Harold Charles, 1904- ed.|
|LC Classifications||BV4821 .A1 1955a|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||236|
|LC Control Number||55008729|
It is vanity to set thy love on that which speedily passes away, and not to hasten thither where everlasting joy abides. Christ is the ultimate example of Christian's spiritual lifestyle. This is clearly a Catholic book duhwith a focus on external deeds and works. It is a great folly to neglect the things that are profitable and necessary, and give our minds to that which is curious and hurtful: we have eyes and see not.
Okay, make that two posters… 20 Seek a suitable time for leisure and meditate often on the favors of God. It will truly benefit the Christian community in all times. After the Bible itself, no other work can compare with its profound wisdom, clarity of thought, and converting power. Society will go marching on its self-destructive way, but as individuals we can look out for ourselves and try to rectify the psychic disorders by purifying ourselves of the rubbish that is constantly seeking to make inroads.
How often is your mind on what kind of wacky things your children are doing? Such things are beyond all human ken and no reason or disputation can fathom the judgments of God. Instead of looking at the people around you which can prove incredibly difficult! All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. First of all, he puts an emphasis on unworthiness.
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I had rather feel compunction than understand the definition thereof. Trying a different Web browser might help. One must be both knowledgeable and spiritual in order to gain life to its fullest.
Imitation of Christ book much the more thou knowest, and how much the better thou understandest, so much the more severely shalt thou therefore be judged, unless thy life be also more holy.
It has been more than years since it is written, but still this work is timeless and profound. Kempis writes that "Grace will always be given to the truly grateful, and what is given to the humble is taken away from the proud.
What would you do?
Men only see your face, but it is God who sees your heart. To denounce imitation of Christ book family and all our riches for becoming Jesus' disciple would be a stumbling block towards others, especially our own family.
Go forward with sincere and unflinching faith, and with humble reverence approach this Sacrament. In this way, even the idea of the imitation of Christ does not become the dominant perspective. He will answer for you; He will do what is best for you. Write, read, sing, mourn, keep silence, pray, and bear hardships like a man.
Something becomes bad when we use it to distant ourselves from God. The highest and most profitable reading is the true knowledge and consideration of ourselves. If thou thinkest that thou understandest and knowest much; know also that there be many things more which thou knowest not.
Jesus says not to react to a difficulty as if there were no hope of being freed from it. Blessed are the ears which catch the breathings of the Divine whisper, and pay no heed to the whispers of the world.
Blessed are the eyes which are closed to outward objects, but intent upon inward.
He to whom all things are one, he who reduceth all things to one, and seeth imitation of Christ book things in one; may enjoy a quiet mind, and remain peaceable in God. Kempis puts an emphasis solely about Jesus Christ, on putting him as the center of spiritual life of every believer.
Surely high words do not make a man holy and just; but a virtuous life makes him dear to God. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Just as desiring nothing outside you produces internal peace within you, so the internal renunciation of yourself unites you to God.
Continuing from this chapter… D : Many people travel far to honor the relics of saints, marveling at their wonderful deeds and imitation of Christ book the building of magnificent shrines…and behold, You are here present before me on the altar, my God, Saint of saints, Creator of men, and Lord of angels!
Call often to mind that proverb that, "The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. Surely an humble husbandman that serveth God is better than a proud philosopher that, neglecting himself, laboreth to understand the course of the heavens.When Dag Hammarskjold was killed in an airplane crash in Africa, the books found in his imitation of Christ book were the Bible and The Imitation."--Eugene Peterson, from his book Take and Read Next to the Bible itself, The Imitation of Christ is the most-published--and most deeply cherished--book in any language/5(9).
Audio Book CD; One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness.
It has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. Sep 13, · The emphasis is upon Christ as the highest and most exalted life that every Christian should imitate in order to gain life to the fullest.
Christ is the ultimate example of Christian's spiritual lifestyle. This book is about advices and fruits of meditation for the life of the soul.The Imitation of Christ is a classic pdf by Thomas à Kempis.
In devotional form, it leads the reader toward a more thorough understanding of the Christian life. Exploring subjects like reading Scripture, thinking humbly, and having peace of mind, it is a very readable classic Christian book.Imitation of Christ: New Reading of an Old Book by Dr.
Stanley J. Ward. Free pastors and Christian leadership resources for your church ministry and congregation at galisend.comBook Reviews. The Wisdom Traditions. Christianity 1 THOMAS A Ebook The Imitation of Christ, Image Books, Ebook A Kempis was born in Kempen, Prussia in into a family of artisans and metal workers.
At the age of thirteen years, he left his family to join his older brother, John, who had ten or twelve years earlier traveled to.