Thomas à Kempis wrote many other devotional works. However, The Imitation of Christ remains the best known and the first in order of merit. This work comprises in bulk only about one-tenth of the works of à Kempis.
Thomas à Kempis:
“Realize that to know Christ you must lead a dying life. The more you die to yourself, the more you will live unto God. You will never enjoy heavenly things unless you are ready to suffer hardship for Christ. Nothing is more acceptable to God, nothing more helpful to you on this earth. When there is a choice to be made, take the narrow way. This alone will make you more life Christ.”
Related reading: John Stott on Discipleship; Dwight L. Moody on Discipleship; Charles H. Spurgeon on Discipleship; Billy Graham on Discipleship; Oswald Chambers on Discipleship; Evelyn Underhill on Discipleship; A.W. Tozer on Discipleship; C.S. Lewis on Discipleship; Archbishop Michael Ramsey on Discipleship