Thomas a Kempis was not a haphazard follower of Jesus. The depth
of his masterpiece mirrors the life of a man who did whatever was necessary to imitate
his own Savior.
A Kempis lived as intentionally as he wrote.
We must turn away from the things of this world, we must live sacrificially, we
must be inundated with Christ's passionate teaching, and we must pray to be removed
A classic in every state of the word, The Imitation
of Christ places the fruit of one man's single-minded devotion to God's calling
on his life within the reach of every reader. May we all commit to be this
effective in our emulation of Jesus.