In his latest literary undertaking, James Watkins compiled and edited ninety devotional readings, taking Thomas A Kempis’ classic devotional, updating the language, bringing each of these devotions into modern wording.
Each devotion begins with a scripture passage from the New Living Testament. The format of this book is a conversation between the Christ and the disciple, and the reader, keeping the style of Thomas A Kempis. When the essay starts with ‘The Christ,’ the reader is instructed in ways to follow Christ. Several of the passages that start with ‘The Disciple,’ come across as prayer like.
Jim Watkin’s rendition of this classic book impresses me. I choose one devotional book to read during a year. I have chosen to study The Imitation of Christ during 2016.
I would recommend this devotional book to anyone in laity leadership positions who want to grow closer to the Lord. In addition, this volume would make a valuable addition to the personal library of seminary students, as well as pastors in pulpit ministry.
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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Worthy Inspired at the direction of the editor. All they asked of me was to give an unbiased review.