Christian monk and mystic Thomas Hemerken, aka THOMAS À KEMPIS (1380-1471), wrote The Imitation of Christ, the second most important book, after the Bible, in Christian philosophy. But he also penned numerous other works of devotion, including this previously hard-to-find collection of contemplations for sincere, dedicated believers. rn rn Discover, in this 1904 translation.rn rn . the severe judgment of Godrn . encouragements to spiritual advancementrn . why we should have confidence in divine mercyrn . the sweetness and consolation to be found in Godrn . the necessity of patience with life's miseriesrn . praise for the holy angelsrn . and much more.