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  • The Imitation of Christ
  • Modern, easy to read translation
  • Convenient zippered cover

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The second most popular book in Christianity (after the Bible), this treasured classic by Thomas a Kempis has been revised in an easy-to-read edition by Clare Fitzpatrick. For centuries, the straightforward message has brought peace to millions of readers by showing how to follow the life of Christ, to which we are all called. To add to the appeal, this volume is enclosed in a burgundy bonded leather cover with a zipper close, set in a larger type, and superbly illustrated. Inside are full color insets with the prayers for the Stations of the Cross and the Prayers of the Rosary (including the Luminous Mysteries).

 

Dimensions & Specifications

  • 7" H x 4.5" W x .75" D
  • Zippered Leatherette
ISBN: 9780899423234
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Pages: 288
Language: English
Format: Softcover


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4.83
(4.83/5 Stars, 41 Ratings) Based on 41 Reviews
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Worth the price


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Review: Daily/as needed Convenient None Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written

Great Book in a Beautiful Leather Cover!


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Review: I bought this as a gift for a friend whom I sponsored through the RCIA program. I already own a copy that I cherish as a spiritual guide, and know he will come to cherish it too. Best Uses: Gift; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written

This is one of my favorites.


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Review: Begin my day each day with this book. It gives one focus on Christ in every part of your life. There is nothing that is not great about it. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: A must read for everyone, Deserves Multiple Readings

Beautiful gift quality edition


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Review: PROS:Beautiful presentation quality. The translation is very readable and priced for giving. I bought three-- one to replace my well used,dog eared paperback edition and two for RCIA friends. Cons: Very minor, a few, and only a few of the illustrations seem some what dated and out of sync with the fine quality of this great Catholic Classic Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Very good translation

The Imitation of Christ


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Review: This is an excellent product [...]! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

A Nice Little Edition


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Review: Read a chapter or two of this book with your daily meditation/devotional time. When you get to the end, start over. Read slowly and savor the wisdom it contains. I have the hardcover edition, but when I saw this new one in leather with the zipper I had to have it. I like the smell of the leather and the zipper is a really neat feature along with the gilt edge pages and the ribbon marker. Feels good in your hand. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings

Best Imitation of Christ I ever read


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Review: This is the MOST PERFECT version of the Imitation of Christ I have ever found!! Love it!! Best Uses: Daily read; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

This beautiful book changed my life.


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Review: This book has brought me so much peace.It's beautifully written and so easy to understand. Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

Excellent Holiness Guide


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Review: Indeed, this book is a must book for readers aspiring to holiness in Christ. It is the best spiritual guide I have ever read other than the Bible, itself. It completes the New Testament. Everyone serious about preparing to be lifted Heaven-bound, should Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

INSPIRATIONAL !!!


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Review: I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. VERY INSPIRING BOOK. I LOVE IT !! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Page-Turner, Well Written

Very satisfied with my purchase


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Review: Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Love this Book, Thank you


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Review: Imitation of Christ is a great book to learn lives lessons Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

exactly what I was looking for


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Review: to help me grow spiritually. It is just the right size for easy handling and the quality and price can't be beat. Mary Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Spiritual enrichment, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Love It, Page-Turner, Quality at a low price, Well Written, Would recommend it to eve

Everyone should have one!


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Review: This book stays on the night stand and is read and re-read. Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: 2nd Best book of Wisdom, Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Excellent, inspiring


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Review: Daily for inspiration Best Uses: Older Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Page-Turner

The Imitation of Christ Excels


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Review: More than what i EXPECTED Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

Very Understandable


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Review: This is the clearest, easiest-to-read version I have seen. It's also great to take along, nicely protected in the leather zipper cover. I read one short chapter after my daily bible reading every day. Best Uses: Gift, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

The Imitation of Christ


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Review: I have used The Imitation of Christ as private Spiritual direction and it never failed me in the past. I wanted a nice volume to have for a special keepsake as well as again using it in the same way. Best Uses: Spiritual guidance; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Spiritual direction

An excellent book on the interior life


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Review: occasionally one book comes along that pulls you in and helps you look at your relationship with Jesus. Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read

I would share this book with everyone


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Review: This book is such a inspiration, I have taken a good look at myself and I see where I need improvement. I pray Jesus will show me where else I need improvement that I have not yet recognized. Describe Yourself: Casual Reader

I love my Imitation of Christ


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Review: I use this book in conjunction with my Lenten readings and it enhances the experience. Best Uses: Gift, Reference, Travel Reading; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Very heady reading, Well Written

Great book for Lent


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Review: Bought this to have for Lent. Most rewarding and doesn't have to be read in page order. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Well Written

Love this important book


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Review: This book is beautifully written, easy to read. A great companion for my purse to pull out and read one or two paragraphs when I'm waiting to pick up my kids from various activities. Makes me think throughout the day about how to be a better person. Best Uses: Gift; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read

I love this book


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Review: I include this book in my everyday readings and prayer. I am reading 2-3 pages at a time and stopping to ponder each sentence. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Beautifully bound book, Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Life changing ideals, Page-Turner, Well Written, WORDS TO LIVE BY

Wonderful!


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Review: This is a great little book to encourage my faith building! Bonus that it's small enough to carry with me anywhere. Best Uses: For anyone - anytime; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Well Written

Beautiful as a gift or for yourself


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Review: This is a beautiful book. I carry it with me every day for a little peace now and then. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative

Very Moving Spiritual Manual of a'Kempis


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Review: Use it when I am in chapel before the Liturgy of Hours. Wonderful clarity and simple presentation--down to earth but also highly spiritually motivating. Sets goals for the individual religious in trying to emulate the Life of Christ. Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Excellent Spiritual Guide, Informative, Well Written

Love the way it feels


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Review: I am a casual reader but this book entices me to read everyday. Carrying it in my purse makes it easier fit. The words apply to questions I have had and answer those questions that I can actually understand. I rather issue this book as gifts than any book I can think of at the present time. Best Uses: Older Readers, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

DRAWS IT TO YOU! SPIRITUALLY REWARDING &


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Review: I LOVE THE ZIPPER TO KEEP PAGES CLEAN AND HOLD THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR ME TO REACH IN MY TIMES OF NEED. I GAVE 12 AT LEAST FOR LENT. THERE ARE SO MANY HURTING, IN NEED OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE. THIS BOOK GIVES IT ALL TO THEM IF THEY BUT OPEN THE PAGE AND TAKE THE TIME TO READ, EVEN A LITTLE AT A TIME. WE ALL NEED TO PUT ASIDE TIME FOR OUR GOD. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Special Needs; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

Disappointing


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Review: I was disappointed in the presentation of this classic work. The leather cover does not feel like real leather. The illustrations, in black and white, must be from the 1950s and look almost cartoonish. Really a second rate product, especially given its glowing description in the catalogue. Best Uses: Travel Reading; Cons: Not What I Expected; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Easy To Read

I would buy this book for a gift.


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Review: I carry in my purse constantly. I read it daily. It's lightweight and fits nicely in purse. It's attractive. Best Uses: Gift, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

This was my third copy of this book


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Review: This is my third copy of the Imitation of Christ. I read the first two copies until the pages wore out. This is my first copy with a leather cover and should last a little longer than the first two I owned. For Spiritual guidance and comfort I find peace in reading from this book daily. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

Imitation of Christ-Religiously Moving


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Review: I use Imitation of Christ throughout Lent and now Holy Week. Truly spiritual reading that is most appropriate Best Uses: Lent and Holy Week Reader, Older Readers; Cons: Didn't Encounter Any; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Great artwork, Inspiring, Wonderful Leather Cover

Great Quality


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Review: Leather binding is very nice, this book will last a very long time. Size and binding make it easy to travel with. Lovely illustrations. I would recommend this book for anyone looking to deepen, renew or better understand their faith. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

An ancient text still relevant today


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Review: It is helping me during my journey as a Catholic. This is no doubt due to the contents pages which enable me to go directly to that which I need. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Well Written

The Imitation of Christ....Recommended


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Review: This book is very spiritual in scope. I recommend this book to anyone. Best Uses: Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

"I tell everyone about this book"


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Review: I read from this book daily. It is an incredible aid in spiritual growth. I also like how well the book is put together. It is very sturdy, the zipper helps to contain my prayer cards so that they are not falling out of my book, and the ribbon (that holds your place in the book) is a plus. Best Uses: Everyday Reading, Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

The Imitation of Christ


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Review: I've purchased a dozen or more "spiritually enriching" books over the past several years. This is by far the easiest to read, easiest to apply to daily life and the most uplifting book I have. I'm so glad I bought the leather zippered edition. The book goes with me everywhere and will be a lifetime treasure for me. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Personal enrichment, Reference, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Easy To Read

Just Beautiful


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Review: I bought myself one of these books and then bought one for a friend. It is beautifully crafted and is inspirational reading. Best Uses: Gift, Special Needs, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Rarely Read; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

Perfect gift


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Review: Beautiful volume, especially with personalized imprint. Purchased as a gift for an RCIA catechist. Perfect gift. Best Uses: Gift; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

I stopped taking Ativan!


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Review: I turn to this reading at all times: Sometimes reading consistently, page by page, but other times, reading that to which I open the book, leaving the presentation to another presence. I cannot express the peace of mind and heart which I have attained during my reading (which is diligent.) Reading this book occurred after I read a comment by the Little Flower that this was the most important book of her life. Who could turn away from her? I have gifted this book by this time to four friends, and shall continue to do so. Best Uses: DAILY READING, Gift, Older Readers, Special Needs, Younger Readers; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, inspirational, Well Written
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