La Imitación de Cristo es posiblemente el libro más editado -y por consiguiente leído-, después de la Biblia, de toda la literatura cristiana. Magnífica muestra de la espiritualidad de la escuela medieval conocida como la devotio moderna, la mayor parte de los estudiosos, y la tradición, atribuyen la autoría de esta obra a Tomás de Kempis, hasta el punto de que la obra es conocida, también, como "el Kempis". "El Kempis" ha sido editado y leído por millones de lectores. Cabe preguntar: ¿por qué este fenómeno multitudinario durante siglos? Por su sencillez y su unción devota, por su mesura dentro de sus exigencias radicales, por su insistencia sobre el recogimiento y cultivo suave de la interioridad. Esta obra es un clásico de la literatura espiritual cristiana que siempre se leerá. La misma sequía de vida interior que sufrimos hará volver a muchos, incluso a los no cristianos, a buscar en sus páginas una palabra de paz.
Author: Saint Augustine
Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. The work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts.
In His Steps
Author: Charles M. Sheldon
Members of an ordinary American church are challenged to not take a single action for a year without first asking, "What would Jesus do?"
"This is a translation of Hablar con Dios ... first published ... by Ediciones Palabra, Madrid, and ... by Scepter."
Author: Saint John (of Avila), Joan Frances Gormley
Publisher: Paulist Press
John of Avila (1499-1569) was a major figure in the ecclesial reform and spiritual renewal that finally came to pass in 16th-century Spain. In spite of discrimination because of his Jewish background, John had an excellent education at the Universities of Salamanca and Alcala, centers of Christian humanistic studies in Spain. As a diocesan priest in Andalusia, he labored as a preacher, confessor, spiritual director, catechist, evangelist, educator, and theologian. He knew and helped many saints including Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and John of God. Master Avila, as he was called, centered his efforts on the establishment of colleges and universities for the education of laity and priests and on reform of the priesthood. He also directed many religious and lay people. His spiritual masterpiece, the Audi, filia, is a guide to the spiritual life in which hearing the word of God in the Scriptures and contemplating the face of Christ, especially in his passion, leads to personal transformation in the communion of the Father and the Son. In many ways the book reflects the time in which it was written, but it also transcends it to provide direction for a faithful and mature Christian life in any age.
Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica
Author: José Simón Díaz
Publisher: Madrid : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes," de Filología Hispánica
Author: Victor Hugo
Panorama of French life exhibiting the fabric of civilization in all details and containing as a major episode the great tale of Jean Valjean, reformed criminal.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.