National Catholic Register, Kevin di Camillo: I have written elsewhere of the second-bestselling book of all time, Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ. (Second, of course, only to the Bible.). But what was the most influential book among medieval and Renaissance Catholics?
Here I think it is safe to say that The Golden Legend by the Dominican Blessed Jacobus de Voragine (1229-1298) may have held that title from the time of its first publication around 1260 to at least the Counter-Reformation, about three hundred years later. Read more here.