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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classic-mysticism

A collection of short powerful essays on examining the heart and refining the soul. It many ways it is a predecessor to Oswald Chamber's "My Utmost for His Highest." In that light, both books are designed around self-examination and should be used as such. I give this warning because they are powerful tools for holding oneself accountable to Christ, and terrible perversions when used to tear down and discourage others.

That being said, few works are more effective than The Imitation of Christ than helping us overcome our own self-delusions, deceptions, and false ego. Thomas a Kempis challenges us to look into the mirror of the Spirit bravely, honestly, and knowing the grace of Christ. If we can accurately asses how short we fall in imitating Christ, then we open up for ourselves the freedom and room to grow.
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