Meditations on Death: Preparing for Eternity

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First time in English!

Thinking on death is the most profitable meditation we can make.

Indeed, Our Lord’s most holy passion and death offers us the greatest meditation, but pondering our own imminent death can bring us great fruit as it prepares us for the most important thing we will do: enter into eternity.

“Remember man that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

By meditating on their deaths, many have renounced this fleeting world for the monastery and cloister. By meditating on their deaths, many have conquered the flesh, the world, and the devil. By meditating on their deaths, many have climbed the ladder of holiness in a brief time.

To keep death daily before your eyes is one of the greatest secrets to sanctity, for death is the only certainty in this life. And those who ponder the hour of their death daily will not be surprised when that moment comes; rather, they will have prepared for it their entire lives and will be ready to meet their Creator.

In this soul-jarring work, Thomas à Kempis guides the reader to consider the last four things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. One of the devil’s favorite words is tomorrow. But God’s is today. Meditations on Death is like a mini-retreat that will redirect your heart to eternal things rather than passing things. For to contemplate the hour of your death is to already have one foot in heaven.

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13 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing Reminder

    Posted by John Doe on Jun 29th 2023

    This book will reel you back into reality. Often we all seem to be in this sort of denial about death and how it, "Only happens to other people." Thomas Kempis gives some realistic, but beautiful words on the reality of death, how to prepare for it, and what lies on the other side.

  • 5
    I know this will be good

    Posted by JOANNE K. on Apr 10th 2023

    I haven't yet had a chance to read this book, I purchased it with the idea of reading it while I'm on vacation this Summer. I anticipate this being one of the most important books I;ll read this year.

  • 5
    Truth in perspective

    Posted by DENNIS T. on Apr 8th 2023

    Primary strategy for maintaining a focus on truth despite our human weaknesses.

  • 5
    I'm just starting to read

    Posted by PEGGY D. on Mar 29th 2023

    I'm just starting to read it. A lot of food for thought. Makes me want to spend more time in prayer and visit Jesus more often. I pray everyday for a happy death. .

  • 5
    The reality of death

    Posted by ROBERT L. on Mar 19th 2023

    A thought provoking book on the reality of death, and the need to be prepared for it.

  • 5
    Meditations on Death - Preparing for Eternity

    Posted by CATHERINE S. on Jan 30th 2023

    This book is a treasure! Thank you so very much for bringing it to us!

  • 5
    Meditations on /death

    Posted by Susan F. on Jan 29th 2023

    Excellent book! A great treasure for all people everywhere

  • 5
    Meditations on Death: Preparing for Death

    Posted by MICHAEL P. on Jan 27th 2023

    You dont have enough stars to properly rate this book. I purchased a second one too weeks ago, to start giving to my grandchildren. I have nine more to go as soon as Im able to this book is outstanding.

  • 5
    Meditations on Death: Preparing for Eternity

    Posted by CLEMENCE B. on Jan 27th 2023

    This is a great book!! Easy to read and thought provoking!! It is never too soon to contemplate and beginning preparing for our time in eternity!! For as Jesus tells us, "We know not the day or the hour" when we will be called!! This book is a great way to begin planning and preparing for the time so you can spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord!!!