9780060634001

The Imitation of Christ: How Jesus Wants Us to Live

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-14
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

"The Imitation of Christ" was written by a nearly anonymous monk more than 500 years ago. In a familiar, even colloquial tone, this powerful book illuminates the true Christian path by revealing how Jesus guides readers to live through His words and deeds. A new translation of a Christian classic that has provided inspiration and comfort to millions of readers worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Richard Foster
Foreword: The Original xv
BOOK ONE The Spiritual Life
What It Is & How It Works
Imitating Christ & Condemning the World
3(2)
Knowledge About Knowledge
5(1)
Truth About Truth
6(3)
Wisdom About Wisdom
9(1)
Reading Holy Scripture
10(2)
Outrageous Affections
12(1)
Reliance on God
12(2)
Familiarity Flouted
14(1)
Obedience & Subjection
15(1)
Clashing Conversations
16(1)
Losing Spiritual Peace
17(2)
When Bad Is Good
19(1)
Temptation Happens
20(3)
Rush to Judgment
23(1)
Charitable Works
24(2)
Putting Up with Putting Down
26(1)
Monastic Life
27(1)
Fathers of the Desert
28(2)
Spiritual Exercises
30(4)
Solitude & Silence
34(3)
Scruples of the Heart
37(3)
Miseries of This Life
40(3)
Struggling
43(4)
Judgment & Punishment
47(3)
Heavenly Changes
50(9)
BOOK TWO The Interior Life
Where It Is & How to Find It
The Convesation Within
59(3)
Humble Submission
62(2)
The Truly Untroubled
64(1)
Purity & Simplicity
65(1)
Thinking About Oneself
66(2)
A Good Conscience
68(2)
The Love of Jesus
70(1)
Friendship with Jesus
71(2)
The Loss of Solace
73(3)
Gratitude for Grace
76(3)
Shunners of the Cross
79(2)
Way of the Cross
81(10)
BOOK THREE Internal Consolation
How Jesus Describes It & How the Soul Experiences It
Chatsworth
91(1)
Speaking Without Words
92(2)
Hearing with Humility
94(3)
Truth & Humility
97(3)
The Effect of Divine Love
100(4)
Proving a Lover True
104(2)
Grace Under Humility
106(3)
The Lowest Depths
109(2)
God, the Ultimate End
111(1)
Shaping Up in a Shabby World
112(2)
Decelerating Desires
114(2)
Patience & Concupiscence
116(3)
Obedience to Christ
119(2)
Hidden Judgments, Inflated Goods
121(2)
Stand & Pray
123(2)
True Solace in Consolation Alone
125(1)
Entirely Too Casual
126(1)
Temporal Miseries
127(2)
Tolerating Injuries
129(3)
Confessing Infirmity
132(2)
Resting in God
134(3)
Good Deeds of God
137(4)
Path to Peace
141(2)
Curiosity
143(2)
Peace & Progress
145(2)
Freeing the Mind
147(1)
Creeping Love
148(2)
Keeping the Peace
150(1)
Middle of a Muddle
151(2)
Slow to Turn to Prayer
153(4)
Creator, Not Creatures
157(2)
Saying No to Self
159(2)
Swinging & Swaying
161(2)
With God, Without God
163(2)
No Place to Hide
165(2)
False Judgments
167(1)
Surrender & Freedom
168(2)
Reliance on Rule, Recourse to God
170(2)
A Not-So-Merry Chase
172(1)
To Boast or Not to Boast
173(2)
Feeling Good About Feeling Bad
175(1)
Love as Friendship
176(1)
The University Within
177(3)
Loss & Gain
180(1)
Consistency in Human Behavior
181(3)
When Every Word Stabs
184(2)
Happy Days, Unhappy Days
186(2)
Hard Times & Heavenly Times
188(3)
Fighting for Eternal Life
191(4)
A Devout Abandoned
195(3)
Humbler Rather Than Higher
198(1)
Confessions, Not Consolations
199(2)
Godly Grace & Worldly Wisdom
201(2)
Nature & Grace
203(5)
Corruption & Efficacy
208(3)
Way of the Cross
211(3)
Depression & Slippage
214(1)
Way of the Saints
215(5)
Hope & Trust
220(5)
BOOK FOUR The Sacrament of the Altar
How to Prepare for It & What It Tastes Like
Exhortation
225(1)
Invitation
225(8)
Preparation
233(3)
Frequency
236(3)
Anxiety
239(3)
Dignity
242(2)
Mystery
244(1)
Examination
245(2)
Sacrifice
247(1)
Prayer
248(3)
Excuse
251(3)
Simplicity
254(5)
Imperfection
259(2)
Union
261(2)
Desire
263(1)
Devotion
264(2)
Rejection
266(1)
Longing
267(2)
Faith
269(4)
Afterword: The Version 273(14)
Bibliography 287(4)
Latin Words & Phrases 291(6)
Acknowledgments 297(4)
Memorial 301

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