Comprising over 50 meditations, each a brief essay, this title offers meditations designed to help the soul weather the storm and stress found in every healthy spiritual life.
Next to the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is the best-selling book of all time. What most people dont know is that the books author, Thomas ?ü Kempis, wrote other brilliant works, including Consolation for My Soul, which until now has been unavailable to modern day readers. In this new translation, William Griffin has captured the charm and deep spirituality of this monk, who shares abundant wisdom about God and the souls mystical relationship to the divine.
Thomas à Kempis
Thomas à Kempis was born at Kempen, Germany, circa 1380. After joining the monastery of Mount St. Agnes in 1406, he received Holy Orders seven years later, and thereafter 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, the latter of which he epitomized. He also possessed an earnest love for the poor and Holy Scripture. Thomas à Kempis died on the twenty-fifth of July, 1471.