The Imitation of Christ & The Essential Lenten Handbook (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set
  • The Imitation of Christ
  • A must-have classic for everyone
  • The Essential Lenten Handbook
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Lent, preparation for Easter, and the Stations of the Cross

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis is a favorite book of Catholics throughout the world. It 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. This new edition from TAN Books preserves the traditional language with added desirable features including a durable bonded leather cover with zipper, gilded pages, and many beautiful illustrations. Translated from the original Latin by Bishop Richard Challoner.

About the Author:

Thomas á Kempis was born at Kempen, Germany, circa 1380. After joining the monastery of Mount St. Agnes in 1406, he received Holy Orders and busied himself with prolific writing and copying work. His books include the well-known Imitation of Christ, Life of Geert Groote, and Life of Liduina of Schiedam. He also possessed an earnest love for the poor and Holy Scripture. Thomas á Kempis died on the twenty-fifth of July, 1471.


The Essential Lenten Handbook provides everything readers need for a richer experience of the forty days before Easter. Whether one wishes to follow a traditional program of Lenten devotions centered around prayer, a "modern" program that focuses on Scripture readings, a family model that brings loved ones together for a shared spiritual journey, or a unique devotional program, this all-in-one resource is an invaluable reference and the quintessential compact guidebook to all of the basic Lenten practices of Catholicism. 

This book covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • A short history of Lent
  • Traditional Lenten hymns
  • The penitential nature of Lent
  • Prayers of confession and reconciliation
  • Stations of the Cross
  • A Rule of Life for Lent
  • Lenten prayers to Christ and the Blessed Mother
  • Daily meditations for cycles A, B, and C
  • A glossary of Lenten terms
  • plus much more!

Perfect for Catholic families, returnees in need of a refresher course, converts learning about the Catholic faith, seekers looking to recharge their lives, and people who are searching for a helping hand through the Lenten season.


Dimensions & Specifications:

The Imitation of Christ:

  • 3.5" x 5.25"
  • ISBN: 9780819837219
  • Author: Thomas á Kempis
  • Format: Softcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 432
The Essential Lenten Handbook:  
  • ISBN: 9780764805677
  • Author: Compiled by Rev. Thomas M. Santa, CSSR
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Occasion: Lent / Easter
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