Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ is a classic devotional work that has inspired people of all faiths since its publication in 1418.
About the Author
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) is the name by which the late medieval Catholic monk Thomas Haemmerlein is commonly known. Considered a member of the mystical Christian tradition, Thomas wrote a number of sermons, letters, hymns, and accounts of the lives of the saints, but is best known for his book The Imitation of Christ, the most widely translated devotional text after the Bible. Born in Kempen, Germany, Thomas attended school at Deventer in Holland and entered the Mount St. Agnes monastery at age 19, where he resided until his death. Sean Runnette, a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award–winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines, an avant-garde theater company. Sean's television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law & Order, Third Watch, and lots and lots of commercials, for which he apologizes.