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Thomas à Kempis' collection of meditative writings from the Bretheren of the Common Life is the most widely read book in the world after the Bible. The reflective devotions have been a heartening friend to great men such as Thomas More, St. Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Merton, Pope John Paul I, and John Wesley.

Learning to live live Jesus is the central task that A. Kempis explores in this classic devotional. This book provides comfort and counsel to every person who seeks to live a more connected and whole life.

Public Domain (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Wonderful book

I'm greatful for the work put into this book. I had to listen to it twice. As I listened I questioned my own behaviours to each suggestion. I hope I can eventually change my ways.

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Foundational

Needed reminders of our calling into his likeness and servanthood. This is the literal foundation of our faith walk, great read.

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Must Read for all

Remarkable book, its truly divine. Words from our Lord that penetrates into your soul and a guidance for our life on earth towards the everlasting life with God.

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  • 07-07-16

The Truths (with capital T) about living within and without

Listening to this book has been the best thing I've done for myself. I only wish I had known about it earlier. The content boils down to two timeless teaching which is also the principle and foundation for spiritual exercise: to praise, love, and serve God and others.
I highly recommend this book.

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  • William L.
  • 17-05-19

Simply the BEST!

Best rendition of an all time favorite. Hard-core truthful Catholicism. I listen to this book repeatedly and have for years. David Corcoran Heath is the best narrator ever. You can't find this particular publication anywhere else. A real gem. I don't write many reviews, but this audio book hits home every time. - WML, US NAVY RETIRED

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  • Jiri Novak
  • 13-10-18

Great inspirational book to worship The LORD Jesus

Encouraging and inspirational if you understand that God has done something for us, Jesus died for us; and secondly God has done something to us, we were crucified with Christ. Both justification and our sanctification are based on finished work Christ on the cross. We are saved by Grace through faith not of works (Eph 2:8-9). As you listen, please remember that you are accepted in the beloved Jesus Christ by faith. You can not evoke from God higher favour by your commitment than He already gave you through atoning death of Christ on the cross and through His resurrection. Please do not turn your sanctification into works of legalism but rather use this book to receive by faith what God has already given you through Christ on the cross and when He came back from grave.
Servant of Christ Jiri

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  • Richard Ferris
  • 17-07-15

I need to listen to this one over and over and over

I have read the hardcopy book twice. Having now listened to the book being near rated I absorbed so much more. I will need to continue to listen to this over and over to grow as much as possible in this great teaching.

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  • 02-06-11

reads too fast

the narrator really has to read slower. not a good listening to for contemplating. but the content is nice. the way it is delivered isn't.

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  • 11-05-15

Next to the Bible...it's still the best

Next to the Bible...it's still the finest inspirational text ever written and i cannot recommend it highly enough. Thanks

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  • 30-08-18

Great companion on journey to God...

...forsaking self to afford room for the other, God, loved ones, and those not so easy to afford room to in our lives.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-16

Poor narration

This book is a great work, but I had to stop listening to the poor narration.

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  • JRBMMB
  • 31-08-16

My life will never be the same

This book is one that must be read. Read it and then re read it and then re read it at another point in your life. It will forever change your walk with God, Jesus and the Blessed Mother Mary, the Saints all the Angels.

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  • Daniel Alvarez
  • 28-04-21

Wonderful is this rendition

Peace, & easy understanging is so comfortably shared by Mr. Heath in his narration of this book. Thank you all,
D. Alvarez CLSSMBB