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On the Passion of Christ: According to the Four Evangelists: Prayers and Meditations

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A perfect complement to the movie, The Passion of The Christ, this book presents reflections that will enable the reader to focus deeply on the true meaning of the Passion. In his famous spiritual classic, The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis reminds the reader that in order to become a follower of Christ one must imitate his life, and to accomplish this he adds: "Let ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Ignatius Press
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Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Definitely one of the best books ever written. This makes a good daily devotional for Lent or any time.

Divided into chapters, each having to do with an event from the passion & death of Christ. Very touching sentiments from an author who clearly had a very deep prayer life.

At the end there is a very beautiful series of prayers to the members of Christ's body so cruelly violated in the passion and death he underwent.

Like the Imitation of Christ this book should be on every shelf and read regula
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Brian J
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and heartbreaking description of Christ's passion. Humbling. Helps see Mary and the Apostles' points of view at parts.
Jennifer
Apr 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love the devotional style in which this book is written. Every aspect of Christ's passion is covered, and you will have a renewed appreciation for all He did for us. The chapters are short enough to use as a daily meditation during Lent. Highly recommended!
Chris
Mar 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
He was a Monk and he leans towards the Catholic doctrine in his writing.
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classic
Ilya Kozlov
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
2 pages samples of private intimate talks to our Lord.....teaches me how to talk.....i just does not know how to talk to Him
Anne-Marie
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece of a meditation on the different aspects of the passion of Christ. It has helped me enormously to enter into this great mystery over Lent. It's particularly good for praying from but you can read it as spiritual reading too.
Stephen Heiner
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A beautiful read for Lent, and with 35 different meditations, one that you can use almost every day of the entire season.

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Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Using the information from Mark, Matthew, Luke and John, Thomas a Kempis provides readings, meditations and prayers.
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This book has become standard reading for me during Lent.
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Thomas Hammerken (or Hammerlein -- both mean "little hammer") / Thomas de Kempis / Thomas Hamerken von Kempen 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 ...more

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