Consolation for My Soul: Thomas à Kempis
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Consolation for My Soul: Thomas à Kempis

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Next to the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is the best-selling book of all time. What most people don’t know is that the book's author, Thomas Á 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...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by The Crossroad Publishing Company (first published September 25th 2003)
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May 31, 2008 booklady rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone serious about the spiritual life
Shelves: prayer, scripture
Started September 4, 2006; finished yesterday, 30 May 2008

Reading this book has been a most enjoyable journey; I'll miss it. I've always loved Imitation of Christ and until I encountered this book, I thought I knew Thomas à Kempis. Consolations is a more intimate glimpse into the soul of this great mystic and lover of Christ and as such, only left me wanting to know them both more. MOST highly recommended!

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Thomas Hammerken (or Hammerlein -- both mean "little hammer") was born at Kempen (hence the "A Kempis") in the duchy of Cleves in Germany around 1380. He was educated by a religious order called the Brethren of the Common Life, and in due course joined the order, was ordained a priest, became sub-prior of his house (in the low Countries), and died 25 July 1471 (his feast is observed a day early to...more
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