Imitation of Christ A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers

ISBN-10: 087061231X

ISBN-13: 9780870612312

Edition: 2004

Authors: Thomas � Kempis, William C. Creasy

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550

Thomas � Kempis was born at Kempen, Germany in 1380. He attended Deventer in the Netherlands where he eventually joined the Canons and was later ordained as a priest. His most well-known work is the Imitation of Christ. It has been acclaimed as one of the greatest spiritual writings of all time. For some time there was some dispute as to the title's authorship. He died July 25, 1471.

Useful Reminders for the Spiritual Life
Of the Imitation of Christ
Of Having a Humble Opinion about Yourself
Of the Teaching of Truth
Of Thinking before You Act
Of Reading Holy Writings
Of Confused Feelings
Of Avoiding Empty Hope and Self-Praise
Of Avoiding Inappropriate Intimacy
Of Obedience for Those under Religious Vows
Of Avoiding Unnecessary Talk
Of Finding Peace and Making Spiritual Progress
Of Putting Troubles to Use
Of Resisting Temptations
Of Avoiding Hasty Judgments
Of Works Done Out of Love
Of Putting Up with Others' Faults
Of the Monastic Life
Of the Examples of the Holy Fathers
Of the Training of a Good Religious Person
Of the Love of Solitude and Silence
Of Heartfelt Remorse
Of Human Misery
Of Thinking about Death
Of Judgment and Punishment
Of Improving Our Lives
Suggestions Drawing One toward the Inner Life
Of God Speaking within You
Of Placing Your Life in God's Hands
Of the Good and Peaceful Person
Of Pure Feelings and Simple Intentions
Of Paying Attention to One's Self
Of the Joy of a Good Conscience
Of Loving Jesus above All Else
Of Intimate Friendship with Jesus
Of Emptiness
Of Gratitude for God's Grace
Of the Few Who Love Jesus's Cross
Of the Royal Road of the Holy Cross
Of Inner Comfort
Of Christ Speaking in Your Own Heart
That Truth Speaks Quietly to the Heart
That We Should Listen to God's Words with Deep Humility and Serious Intent
That We Should Live in God's Presence in Truth and Humility
Of the Wonderful Effects of God's Love
Of the Proof of a True Lover
Of Protecting Grace with Humility
Of Humility before God
That All Things Come from God and Must Return to God
Of How Good It Is to Serve God
That Feelings May Not Always Be What They Seem
Of Patience
Of Obedience and Humility
Of Seeing Ourselves through God's Eyes
Of What We Are to Do and Say about All Our Desires
That We Are to Seek True Comfort in God Alone
That We Should Take All Our Cares to God
That We Should Bear Our Hardships Patiently after Christ's Example
Of Bearing Injuries and the Proof of True Patience
Of Admitting Our Own Weaknesses
That We Should Rest in God above All Else
Of Remembering God's Many Blessings
Of Four Things that Bring Great Peace
Of Avoiding Curiosity about Other People's Lives
Of True Peace of Heart
That True Freedom Comes More from Humble Prayer than from Much Reading
That Self-love Blocks Us from Attaining the Highest Good
Of Those Who Speak against Us
Of How We Should Bless God in Times of Trial
Of Asking for God's Help
Of Setting Aside All Created Things that We May Find the Creator
Of Growing beyond Self
Of Our Changing Hearts, and of Focusing Our Sight on God
That the Person Who Loves God Enjoys Him above All and in All
That There Is No Freedom from Temptation in This Life
That You Should Not Worry about What Other People May Say about You
Of Gaining a Free Heart through Total Self-Surrender
Of Controlling Our Behavior, and of Running to God in Time of Danger
That a Person Must Not Be Overly Eager in His Affairs
That All a Person's Goodness Comes from God, Not from Himself
Of Seeing All Worldly Honor as Nothing
That Peace Does Not Depend on Other People
Against Arrogant Learning
Of Minding Our Own Business
That We Should Not Believe Everything We Hear and of How Easy It Is to Speak Ill of Others
Of Having Confidence in God when Sharp Words Attack Us
That All Burdens Are to Be Endured for the Sake of Eternal Life
Of Life and of Eternity
Of Longing for Eternal Life and of the Promise It Holds
How a Lonely Person Should Place Himself in God's Hands
That We Must Perform Humble Works When WeAre Unable to Perform Higher Ones
That We Should Not Think Ourselves Worthy of Comfort but Deserving of Correction
That God's Grace Does Not Mix with the Wisdom of the World
Of the Differing Movements of Nature and Grace
Of Fallen Nature and the Effect of Divine Grace
That We Should Turn from Ourselves and Imitate Christ by Way of the Cross
That We Should Not Be Too Dejected When We Fail
Of Not Prying into Things That Are beyond Our Understanding
That All Hope and Trust Should Be Fixed on God Alone
The Book on the Sacrament
With What Great Reverence Christ Should Be Received
What Great Goodness and Love God Shows to Us in This Sacrament
How It is Helpful to Receive Communion Often
That Many Good Things Are Given to Those Who Devoutly Receive Communion
Of the Dignity of the Sacrament and of the Priesthood
The Question of Preparing before Communion
Of Examining One's Conscience, and of Planning to Change for the Better
Of Christ's Offering on the Cross, and of Our Own Self-Surrender
That We Ought to Offer Ourselves and All That Is Ours to God, and That We Ought to Pray for All Others
That Holy Communion Is Not to Be Lightly Omitted
That the Body of Christ and the Holy Scriptures Are Most Necessary to the Faithful Soul
That Receiving Christ in Holy Communion Requires Preparation
That a Devout Soul Should Wish Wholeheartedly to Be United with Christ in the Sacrament
Of the Ardent Desire of Some Devout People to Receive the Body of Christ
That the Grace of Devotion Is Gained by Humility
That We Should Make Our Needs Known to Christ and Ask for His Help
Of Burning Love and the Strong Desire to Receive Christ
That We Should Not Pry into This Sacrament Out of Curiosity
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