So many people seem to be so miserable. They are depressed, filled with worry and have so little joy in their lives. This book speaks specifically to those problems.
We are miserable because we are trying to find joy in other people and in other things and everything out there will fail us and let us down. The only thing that provides true happiness, peace and contentment is Our Loving and Eternal Creator - God. The Imitation of Christ explains on how we can separate ourselves from worldly things to focus on God.
Once we focus and trust solely on God we will rest assured that God will provide everything we need. Then and only then will we really enjoy the world around us. Enjoy it because once we receive true happiness from God we can see how beautiful the world is and enjoy it as the gift God created it to be, instead of something that we grab onto in the hopes that it will provide us with our happiness and security.
"The Imitation of Christ" appears to have been originally written in Latin circa 1450. Manuscripts of the Latin version survive in considerable numbers all over Western Europe, and they testify to its almost unparalleled popularity.