Most people don't know that Thomas a Kempis wrote other brilliant works in addition to The Imitation of Christ. One such work, Consolations for My Soul, has been unavailable to readers in our day. In this new translation, Bill Griffin has captured the charm and deep spirituality of this monk, with wisdom about God and the soul's mystical relationship to the divine. You will find in this book short, profound, often humorous reflections on the soul's search for God. In sections such as "Taking the First Steps," "Praying through Loneliness," "Losing First Fervor," and "Looking for a Better Deal," you'll find the highest wisdom of the devotion of the Middle Ages in easy-to-read and engaging language. With added material by the translator to explain a Kempis's vision of the religious life and his remarkable style, these short gems are designed to be read for enjoyment and devotion, used for personal retreats, and shared with friends.