The Imitation of Christ (Catholic Classics) (Paperback)
After the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is the all-time favorite book of Catholics throughout the world. And of the English editions, none can equal this inspiring translation by Bishop Richard Challoner.
This book speaks to the soul of every true Christian, reminding us of the fleeting nature of earthly joy as opposed to the eternity of happiness with God.
The guide of the saints since it first appeared in 1418, it was the sole spiritual reading of St. Therese of Lisieux, who loved it and knew it by heart.
Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange asserted that the true mysticism of which it speaks is accessible to all, if they are willing to follow the way of humility, the cross, continual prayer, and docility to the Holy Ghost.
About the Author
James Watkins is the author of sixteen books including Death & Beyond, which won a Campus Life "Book of the Year" award, and The Why Files series, which was honored with a Christian Retailer's Choice award. He serves as associate acquisitions editor at Wesleyan Publishing House (Indianapolis) and has won four Evangelical Press Association awards for editing. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in Theology and his graduate work is in communications at Ball State University and Purdue University. Thomas a Kempis has been a best-selling author for more than five hundred years. He was a priest, monk, and writer who lived in obscurity in 14th Century Germany. His words have changed lives for over 500 years.