The Imitation Of Christ by Thomas A Kempis

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  • #1285

    Bernardine
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    Are we suppose to believe that Christ is actually speaking the words or is Thomas A Kempis just suggesting what Christ might have said to the topics he creates?

    #6477

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Is this a book?

    #6478

    Bernardine
    Member

    Yes. It’s a very interesting book. You can find it at any [u:ntum8aia]Catholic [/u:ntum8aia]bookstore.

    #6480

    Fred
    Member

    Peace be with all!

    [quote:3ohbitkc]Is this a book?[/quote:3ohbitkc]

    I surprise you have never heard of it Jon. Second only to the Bible in print.

    [quote:3ohbitkc]”This book had been published in over 6000 editions by 1900 — more than one per month for 500 years. It has been called the most-published of all books other than the Bible.”[/quote:3ohbitkc]

    [quote:3ohbitkc]Are we suppose to believe that Christ is actually speaking the words or is Thomas A Kempis just suggesting what Christ might have said to the topics he creates?[/quote:3ohbitkc]

    What gives you this idea? I know the book does not make any claim that these are Christ’s word, other then Scriptural quotes, or what Christ may have thought on a topic, nor does Thomas ?† Kempis[/url:3ohbitkc], “?†” not “A.” . The book is meant as a devotional and has an accompanying book called Favorite Prayers from the Imitation of Christ[/url:3ohbitkc], no “The” in the title. A good brief description of Imitation of Christ[/url:3ohbitkc] can be found at New Advent.

    Also keep in mind that the book is entitled Imitation of Christ which is a clue to Kempis’s intent as a devotional. The definition of imitation[/url:3ohbitkc] may help to understand better what Thomas ?† Kempis was writing about. I hope this answers your email you sent Mike.

    God Bless!

    #6485

    Bernardine
    Member

    Thanks for the reply Fred. This helps. Yes, I know what “imitation” means and that’s basically what Thomas a Kempis is doing but I should have asked my question this way…. are we supposed to believe that Thomas a Kempis was inspired my God to write this? Because when I read this book, I just could not believe how powerful the words were. I also asked the manager of the Catholic bookstore and she believes he was. Nonetheless, either way the book is very inspiring(no pun intended) I’ll be reading it over again and again because I can take everything from the book and transfrom my life with it(as well as the bible, we all know this) <img src=” title=”Smile” /> . I just went to my local Catholic bookstore and purchased a laminated Catholic Verse Finder as well as Imitation of Mary aslo by Thomas a Kempis. I can’t wait to read this one!

    #6489

    Fred
    Member

    Peace be with you all!

    It is a very powerful book! If you are looking for other books to read, please check out my blog[/url:1s2jzel2]. I post my reading list regularly to it.

    God bless!

    #6516

    Bernardine
    Member

    I checked out your blog. It looks fantastic. Good job. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #6523

    gesundheit
    Member

    I checked your blog as well, I’m impressed. It’s a good quick info finder, and the links are handy. hooray

    #6532

    Fred
    Member

    Peace be with all!

    [quote:2gh4oa5l]I checked out your blog. It looks fantastic. Good job. <img src=” title=”Smile” />[/quote:2gh4oa5l]

    [quote:2gh4oa5l]I checked your blog as well, I’m impressed. It’s a good quick info finder, and the links are handy. hooray[/quote:2gh4oa5l]

    Thanks guys. That was my intent. I’m not to much on diaries, but a easy reference I thought might help. God Bless!

    #7483

    Bernardine
    Member

    [quote:17j4v7qy]Is this a book?[/quote:17j4v7qy]

    [color=green:17j4v7qy]Where you ever able to check out this book Jon? [/color:17j4v7qy]

    #7511

    Cortana
    Member

    I’ve actually just started reading this book not too long ago. Every chapter is so refreshing to read! I’ll probably be getting this book for my father for Christmas. It truely is a great book!

    #7513

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:avhvgthu][quote:avhvgthu]Is this a book?[/quote:avhvgthu]

    [color=green:avhvgthu]Where you ever able to check out this book Jon? [/color:avhvgthu][/quote:avhvgthu]
    No, I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m feeling so swamped with other responsibilities right now. <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    #7659

    LARobert
    Participant

    One of the books Pope John XXIII kept at his bedside to read and meditate on before he retired at night.

    I am impressed with the many blogs and webpages that everyone here has.

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