Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul II. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths. No book has more explicitly and movingly described the Christian ideal: "My son, to the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me." With a new Foreword by Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight and chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus.
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Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a late Medieval Catholic monk and the probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion. His name means, "Thomas of Kempen", his home town and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen. He also is known by various spellings of his family name: Thomas Haemerkken; Thomas Hammerlein; Thomas Hemerken, and Thomas Hämerken.
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This version of this excellent book has multiple problems and will not work on the Nook Tablet. 1. There is no table of contents 2. Going forward, the pages flip correctly. Going back, the book gets stuck on page 4 and will not go back further. 3. The first half of the book is in a very large font (even though the smallest font is chosen from the Nook menu) and around page 200, the font size becomes small. Something is clearly wrong with this book. I would suggest purchasing the same book published by Mobile Reference, as it appears to be the same translation and the version from Mobile Reference actually works and is cheaper.