Never before translated into English, this book by the sixteenth century Lutheran mystic has been the foundation for countless spiritual works both Protestant and Catholic

8 thoughts on “Johann Arndt (CWS): True Christianity (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback))

  1. M. Coles M. Coles says:

    This book sets out to depict exactly what it says the nature of true Christianity, the vital question in every age and much needed today For Arndt it centres on man in the image of God and all this implies followed by man s tragic fall into every conceivable travesty of that image with self at the heart Godly restoration into the image of Christ is described in all its glory Biblical words are used, piled one upon another, until one feels unable to take the weight of glory or evil depicted To Arndt, without repentance and recognition of the abomination and horror of original sin, all the books of consolation are useless.Essential reading for today.

  2. Jill Drader Jill Drader says:

    Very hard to access how to cite this work Print is small No chapter organization I understand the piece is copied as found, however it s hard to work with academically.

  3. Scott B Scott B says:

    The language may be a bit dated for some Reading the Intro helps the reader to understand why the first section of the book is didactic and critical Don t take it personally, it was written for the 3rd generation of the Reformation, who were starting to forget why their forefathers had gone to all the trouble to know God personally, when just to pray, pay and obey was so much easier The rest of the book reminds us of the joy and fulfillment of putting God first in our lives.

  4. John P. Arana John P. Arana says:

    A great book for today nominal Christian who thinks all you have to is believe, but not live what they believe Christ gave us the example of believing God, and living out what He preached Should we do any less The reason there are defeated Christians today, is they do not really believe what they say they believe, or they do not live what they say they believe If you live the truths doctrines , then holiness is realizable in your life This book gives the foundation for believing God s truth and living it out Our actions are the evidence of what we really believe

  5. Gene Yotka Gene Yotka says:

    I am very pleased and would do business again if the opportunity arose.

  6. Virginia Virginia says:

    A hard read Very confusing when you want to follow one theme or thought to another The language was up dated, but work could be done to make it a better modern read.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    In the 1700 s when my great, great..grandparents left the Rhine Valley in Germany they gave each male in each household a copy of True Christianity to bring to the new world.I have not completed reading it, yet,but will

  8. Matthew Matthew says:

    Purchased this to add to my Classics of Western Spirituality collection When I get around to reading it, probably years from now, I ll probably review it then.