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Title:
The imitation of christ [compact disc] / Thomas à Kempis.
ISBN:
9781452601731
Edition:
Retail ed. ; Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2011.
Physical Description:
6 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.

Duration: 7:30:00.
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Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ is a classic devotional work that has inspired people of all faiths since its publication in 1418. This edition is the translation by the Reverend William Benham.
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General adult.
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Summary

First published anonymously in 1418, Thomas à Kempis's The Imitation of Christ is a classic Christian devotional work that has been read through the ages by such notable figures as Sir Thomas More, John Wesley, and Pope John Paul I. A meditation on spiritual life, it offers instructions for renouncing worldly vanity and discovering eternal truths with the goal of living out the teachings of Jesus by taking inspiration from his life. More widely read and more influential than any spiritual work except the Bible, The Imitation of Christ has offered guidance and solace to people of all faiths since its publication and retains its power today. This edition is the translation by the Reverend William Benham.


Summary

Originally published in the 1400s in Latin, this widely-translated and inspirational writing is considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in the Christian faith. Through an exploration of spirituality and the life of Jesus Christ, Thomas a Kempis, a medieval Catholic monk, provides comfort and counsel to listeners who seek to live a more connected and whole life.


Author Notes

Thomas à Kempis (1380--1471) was a late medieval Catholic monk who is known for his devotional book The Imitation of Christ , the most widely translated Christian text after the Bible.
Sean Runnette, a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include Two If by Sea , Copland , Sex and the City , Law & Order , and Third Watch .