This spiritual classic has a history as fascinating as the book itself. The original text was first discovered in 1516 in a monastic library in Germany, and it has remained in circulation ever since. Written in the spiritual tradition of Thomas a Kempis's "Imitation of Christ and Brother Lawrence's "Practicing the Presence of God, it is for many people a treasured devotional work.
This edition of the book is titled "The Dharma of Jesus to emphasize its power as an enlightenment text and its relevance to modern spirituality. It speaks of a spirituality beyond denomination and even beyond religious tradition. It has the same simple authority as the Hindu Upanishads or the sermons of the Buddha while remaining a distinctively Christian work. One cannot read this book with an open mind and come away unchallenged -- or unchanged. It speaks of the most liberating spiritual ideas ever given to humanity, yet its language is beguilingly simple.
Martin Luther said of it: "Next to the Bible and St. Augustine, no book has ever come into my hands from which I have learnt, or would wish to learn, more of what God, and Christ, and man, and all things are." Tony D'Souza's stirring translation, together with an informative introduction, now makes this enigmatic and utterly unique devotional text available to a new generation of readers. [via]