The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

A New Reading of the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript

Author: Thomas (à Kempis),William C. Creasy

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881460971

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers.
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A Little Love

The heartwarming romance with a twist from the number 1 bestseller

Author: Amanda Prowse

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781854955

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the million-copy bestseller Amanda Prowse, the queen of heartbreak fiction. Amanda Prowse is the author of The Coordinates Of Loss and the no.1 bestsellers Perfect Daughter, My Husband's Wife and What Have I Done? Everybody needs a little love in their lives... Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past – especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love... From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies – and finding happiness before it's too late. Reviews for Amanda Prowse: 'Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill ... Deeply moving and inspiring' DAILY MAIL. 'Powerful and emotional family drama that packs a real punch' HEAT. 'A gut wrenching and absolutely brilliant read' IRISH SUN. 'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' CLOSER. 'Very uplifting and positive, but you may still need a box (or two) of tissues' HELLO. 'An emotional, unputdownable read' RED. 'Prowse writes gritty, contemporary stories but always with an uplifting message of hope' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT.
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No Greater Love

The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers

Author: Freddie Valenzuela,Jason Lemons

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 0979027586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

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No Greater Love is essential reading for both American civilians and past, present, and future military personnel. Written by Major General Freddie Valenzuela, who has served all over the world and throughout several wars, this book offers eye-opening discussions of:* Challenges faced by Hispanic soldiers in the U.S. Army.* The life and burial of the very first casualty of the Iraq War.* The relatively unknown lives of the other twenty-one casualties that General Valenzuela buried.* Advice for current and future soldiers in moving up the ranks in their military careers.* Life in a military family, as revealed through firsthand accounts by the general's wife and children.* And many other topics affecting today's soldiers.
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Waiting for You (Love in the Regency Book 1)

Author: Kasey Michaels

Publisher: Kasey Michaels

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From New York Times bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels comes the first in her LOVE IN THE REGENCY series. Jack Coltrane grew up with his father's red-haired tomboy ward Meredith Fairfax chasing after him, always begging to tag along in his adventures during the years they resided at Coltrane House. Jack was variously annoyed, flattered, and as the years passed and childhood faded, both he and Merry sensed a slow change in their relationship. Friendship, blossoming into love. Love for each other, and a combined love for Coltrane House, fast falling into disrepair by his neglectful father. But one day the estate would be his, and Jack and Merry would make it beautiful again, raise their children there, and live happily ever after. Theirs was the perfect dream, until Jack's father took him aside to tell him something that sent his son fleeing from Coltrane House, away from Merry, perhaps never to return. Ah, love... why is it never easy? Oh...and then there's Jack's quite singular friend from America, and possibly a pair of matchmaking ghosts. Ghosts? Well, certainly - why not? Everyone loves a happy ending! **For a limited time, get two free books from Kasey > bit.ly/kaseymichaels (just copy and paste into your browser)**
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No Greater Love

Author: Katherine Scriven

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450036244

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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No Greater Love Than God’s Love New book by author Katherine Scriven is a dramatic tapestry of family, faith, love, and forgiveness Allenhurst, GA – (Release Date TBD) – Being nineteen and pregnant was not how Trina wanted to start her adult life. But that’s just what happened. She married the baby’s father, Anthony Stevens, a handsome hotshot hustler whose idea of having it all is to do just that—have it all. It was the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would test her faith and prove that there is No Greater Love than God’s love for His people. Trina gave birth to twin daughters: Miracle “Mimi” and Angel. Angel was sweet and humble like their mother, while Mimi was tough and headstrong. Life with her husband Anthony was trying. He was away most of the time nights, his alibi being work. Little did Trina know that her husband was involved in shady business and was having an affair with another woman. What will happen when the truth comes out? Trina struggles to keep her family together as the twins are stained by their father’s sins and their faith wavers. Through all of life’s trials, she remains vigilant in her faith and prayers, wanting only to protect her family. In the end, there is no greater love than the love of a mother and the love of God for His people. Readers can witness the dramatic events unfold in Katherine Scriven’s No Greater Love. For more information on this book, log on to www.Xlibris.com.
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No Greater Love

Author: Ann McDeed

Publisher: a-argus books

ISBN: 0984259651

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

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This is the story of my husband's slow decline into complete physical dependency and mental distress during the last two and a half years of his life.The times he remembers who I am, the times he even forgets who he is. The funny things he does or says, always the big tease; the times he is aware of his dementia and cries in torment of his helplessness.
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Falling in Love: Heartwarming Holidays Sweet Romance Book 8

Author: ID Johnson

Publisher: ID Johnson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Falling in love at Halloween can be scary.... Lexi Carmichael recently moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to be closer to her boyfriend, Tyson Monroe. The town is known for its ghosts, but his attitude is scarier than anything rumored to be haunting this small town, and she's ready to call it quits for good. Max Renfro has just returned to this hometown, taking a new job at the historical society. He's not looking for love, but when he meets Lexi, he can't get her out of his mind. Maybe working on the town's masquerade ball together will bring them closer together and help her get over Tyson. Does Max have a ghost of a chance at showing Lexi he's the one she should spend eternity with? Falling in Love is a heartwarming, Christian romance perfect for cozy reading on an autumn night. The books in this series are each about a different couple, and while reading them in order is helpful, you don't need to have read them all to fall in love with this one.
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The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England : Together with the Psalter Or Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung Or Said in Churches and the Form Or Manner of Making Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops Priests and Deacons

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Publisher: N.A

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Heaven In Your Eyes (La Fleur de Love: Book Four)

A Family Drama of Suspense

Author: Lori Leger

Publisher: Cajunflair Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Things are finally falling into place for Annie McAllister. She’s relocated to a new town, into a new home, and partnered with a thriving physical therapy practice. The youngest of eight children has achieved the independence she’s always craved. No complications will keep this McAllister from doing whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Two men, in particular, didn’t get that memo: A would-be-rapist-turned-stalker named J.B. Montgomery, who is more determined than ever to have her; and Drake LeBlanc, the handsome attorney who saved Annie from J.B.’s attack on New Year’s Eve. Annie is livid when she’s coerced by family members into having Drake move in until her attacker is apprehended. There goes her independence. Drake is thrilled at the chance to protect Annie. He’s been captivated by the fiery redhead since their first anonymous, though undeniably hot encounter a month earlier. He’s vowed to keep Annie safe, and to win her trust. First, he must win over her pet cat, Martin, and wise-cracking parrot, Lewis. The question is, will he win Annie’s heart in the process? In a family as large as Annie’s, it’s nearly impossible to avoid other family drama. Her brother, Chad McAllister and his wife, Julia, seem to have plenty of trouble to share. Welcome to Clan McAllister.
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