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Editor: Donald E. Demaray
Copyright: 1996
First Printed: 01-06-1997

 

Using everyday “Newspaper” English set off in rhythmic sense lines, Dr. Demaray brings a fresh new approach to the deeply meaningful message of an ancient classic which remains, next to the Bible alone, perhaps the most widely read book in the world to this day. The incisive insight of Thomas à Kempis into human nature with its tendency to subtly manipulate persons and situations in order to avoid self-surrender — the one thing which will bring an individual the peace and joy which he or she seeks, a peace and joy that never ends — is illustrated here in a thousand different ways. Born of poor German parents near Cologne around the year 1380, Thomas à Kempis (Thomas Hemerken), a Roman Catholic priest, was a popular spiritual director, writer, preacher and copyist whose sole desire in life was to become like Christ and to help others to become like Him as well. It is hoped that this new edition of his timeless work will have this same effect on readers today as it has down through the centuries.

 

About the Editor: Senior Beeson Professor of Biblical Preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, Dr. Donald E. Demaray received his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University and a D.Litt. from Los Angeles Pacific College. The author of nearly two dozen books and countless articles on religious topics in many languages, Dr. Demaray has also translated for Alba House a contemporary and very popular edition of The Little Flowers of St. Francis (1992) and a fresh edition of The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence (1997).

 

Book: 270 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-0711-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-0711-1
Prod. Code: 0711-8

Author: Thomas ?ÿ Kempis
ISBN: 978-0-8189-0711-1

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