While many contemporary readers seek the richness of classical spirituality, some find the language and thought patterns of The Imitation of Christ distant and difficult to understand. Dennis Billy, noted teacher and spiritual guide, helps today's readers interpret The Imitation by raising their awareness of how the world of Thomas?
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Kempis colored and shaped his presentation of the spiritual life. Billy highlights how today's Christians can interpret and apply The Imitation to their own spiritual journeys.
Focusing on a single chapter at a time, this edition of The Imitation Christ will help readers appreciate this timeless spiritual classic and integrate its truth into their lives. Paperback Number of Pages: Ave Maria Press Publication Date: Have a question about this product? Ask a Question What would you like to know about this product?
Imitating Christ and Despising All Vanities on Earth
Sign In Desktop Site. This kind of reading is quite different from that of scanning a text for useful facts and bits of information, or advancing along an exciting plot line to a climax in the action.
It is, rather, a meditative approach, by which the reader seeks to taste and savor the beauty and truth of every phrase and passage. There are four steps in lectio divina: This kind of reading is itself an act of prayer.
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And, indeed, it is in prayer that God manifests His Presence to us. Introduction The Imitation of Christ , which first appeared in the late fifteenth century, has without exaggeration been called the most widely read work of devotion ever written.
It encourages us to live a life devoid of worldly vanities and, in the words of St. Paul, to put on Christ—that is, to imitate Christ, in order to find peace and fulfillment.
The Imitation of Christ Reader’s Guide
Written by a German monk for his fellow clergy, The Imitation of Christ has appeared in nearly two thousand editions and translations since it was first set in then-newly-invented movable type. Making its message out of hundreds of passages from Scripture, it succeeds in creating a powerful and attractive picture of the spiritual life for readers of any age or era. Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Read it Forward Read it first.