The Imitation of Christ

Watkins, James N. Kempis, Thomas A. The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions In Today’s Language. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2015.


As a classic devotion read by many for the past 500 years, author James Watkins updates the original in his compilation, The Imitation of Christ. Modernizing the language and text which was originally written in Latin yet staying true to the meaning and intent, this classic rendering is sure to be available for many more years to even more readers. Part imitation Christ, part imitating Christ’s character, the included 90 devotions includes scripture passages, contemporary words, and section headings. Bringing a classic into the present and making it accessible to future generations, The Imitation of Christ claims to have been read second only to the Bible…

With a humble and faith-filled introduction to his new book, the author shares the impact of this book on his life. Due to that strong impact, he decided to compile and edit into today’s language, that very book. With a beautiful cover, a more compact size, an updated and useable set-up, and true to the meaning focus, The Imitation of Christ is a wonderful devotional book. By no means a quick read, the included devotions are thought-provoking, gentle, soul-stirring and life changing. Appearing to take little credit for his accomplishment, the author absolutely deserves credit for the positive influence on today’s era.

5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Imitation of Christ from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*



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