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The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics)
Thomas a Kempis

Penguin Classics, 1952

One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness, which has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. With great personal conviction, Thomas a Kempis (1380 1471) demonstrates the individual's reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith. Thomas spent some seventy ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)
Thomas à Kempis

Dover Publications, 2003

This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics — as well as mystics and historians of religious thought — have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Chris t discusses liberation from worldly ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World's Classics)
Thorstein Veblen

Oxford University Press, 2009

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class , Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy, and with an impartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life (Image Classics)
Francis De Sales, John K. Ryan

Image, 1972

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to the Devout Life (Tan Classics)
St. Francis de Sales

TAN Books, 1994

As no sensible person would make a long road trip without first consulting a map, so the person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide to Heaven exists than An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church. It is at once easy to read, being laid out in short chapters, yet thorough, authoritative, reliable, kind and ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
Francis De Sales

Vintage, 2002

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on ...
  
  











  



  
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Nabeel Qureshi

Zondervan, 2014

An Unexpected Journey from Islam to Christianity In  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,  Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and ...
  
  











  



  
The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public ...
Russ Alan Prince, Karen Maru File

Jossey-Bass, 2001

Available for the first time in paperback, Seven Faces of Philanthropy introduces to you the Seven Faces approach—a powerful tool that enables development professionals to maximize their effectiveness when approaching major donors for gifts. The authors identify and profile seven types of major donors and offer you detailed strategies on how to approach them. Both novice and expert fundraisers will find this framework a valuable supplement ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover Thrift Editions)
Thorstein Veblen

Dover Publications, 1994

Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since first appearing in 1899, it has become a classic of social theory that has contributed to the modernization of economic policy.
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
Thomas a Kempis

Vintage, 1998

Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ . This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths.  No book has more explicitly ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Introduction to The Devout Life (Paraclete Giants)
Francis de Sales

Paraclete Press, 2013

De Sales’ classic has been described as “a masterpiece of psychology, practical morality, and common sense” and, after The Bible and The Imitation of Christ, is the widest read spiritual book of all time. Unlike many others, Devout Life was written specifically for lay persons and it demonstrates a rare sensitivity to the demands of life in a world that is often antagonistic to spirituality. In this first-of-its-kind edition, Fr. ...
  
  











  



  
The Albert Ellis Reader: A Guide to Well-Being Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Shawn Blau, Albert Ellis

Citadel, 2000

A collection of 30 of the most popular and controversial articles by Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Each piece is updated by Dr. Ellis especially for this volume. Topics include sex, love, marriage, anger, rational living, and more.
  
  











  



  
Heart Speaks to Heart: The Salesian Tradition (Traditions of Christian Spirituality.)
Wendy M. Wright

Orbis Books, 2004

The Salesian tradition is rooted in the witness of two extraordinary Catholic saints Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal. Their influence lives on not only in the many religious orders based on their spirituality, but in the countless people from all walks of life who continue to draw inspiration from their work. Salesian spirituality emphasizes the role of the heart, a universal call to holiness, the cultivation of little virtues, and the ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
William Law

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

William Law was a priest at the Church of England in the 18th century. Law's book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is considered a classic that all Christians should read. In the book Law suggests practices which will lead to good Christian living through prayer and devotion.
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas a Kempis

Digireads.com, 2005

Thomas a Kempis was a German medieval Christian monk who was born in the late 14th century. His work "The Imitation of Christ" is one of the most widely read Christian spiritual books ever written. The book presents the idea that the study of Christ's life and the emulation of his example is the highest pursuit that man can achieve. Kempis's "The Imitation of Christ" is a spiritual classic and a must read for any ardent follower of Christianity.
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Image Classic)
Thomas à Kempis

Image, 1955

Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ . This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul II. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths.  No book has more ...
  
  











  



  
The Writings of Julian of Norwich: A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love (Brepols ...

Penn State University Press, 2007

Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343–ca. 1416), a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and John Wyclif, is the earliest woman writer of English we know about. Although she described herself as “a simple creature unlettered,” Julian is now widely recognized as one of the great speculative theologians of the Middle Ages, whose thinking about God as love has made a permanent contribution to the tradition of Christian belief. Despite her ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Dover Publications, 2009

This masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-century priest explains how to live a holy life in the secular world. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, it presents clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God. A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific writings ...
  
  











  



  
John Paul II's Book of Saints
Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson

Our Sunday Visitor (IN), 2007

He was known as the saint-making Pope and he reinvigorated the world's devotion to saints. Blessed John Paul II, himself a candidate for sainthood, left a treasury of ideals and hope for the future in these "examples of courage and coherence." He offered us these real lives lived in extraordinary ways as ones to identify with, aspire to, and ask for intercession. Organized from A to Z, each listing in this accurate, easy-to-use ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas A. Kempis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.
  
  











  








   



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