The classic in bite-size chunks
The subtitle is ‘Classic Devotions in Today’s language’ and it’s a great concept – taking the classic text on spirituality by Thomas à Kempis and arranging it into bitesize pieces, with slightly updated, more readable language. So many of the classics can seem completely inaccessible, and the way that it’s arrange in short sections makes it ideal for a devotion.
It is written (following the original) as a dialogue between Christ and his disciple, and there’s a lot of applied Biblical wisdom there. I compared the two texts briefly (the original and this one), and he really seems to keep faithfully to the original rhythm and heart of the text, so it’s a very sensitively-crafted update.
If you want to read this classic text, this is by far the easiest and most pleasurable way of doing it.
*Disclosure: I received an advance copy for review purposes; this is my honest review*