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Publisher Description

The classic collection of essays for those seeking spiritual wisdom from the religious scholar, Trappist monk, and author of The Seven Storey Mountain.
A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate. “A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest, and noblest life” (Chicago Tribune).

Praise for Thomas Merton

“He is perhaps the proper patron saint of our information-saturated age, of we who live and move and have our being in social media, and then, desperate for peace and rest, withdraw into privacy and silence, only to return. As we always will.”—The New Yorker
“Merton wrote of ageless spiritual life and religious devotion with the knowledge of a modern.”—The New York Times
“It is undoubtedly one of the most significant accounts of conversion from the modern temper to God that our time has seen.”—America Magazine on The Seven Storey Mountain

Religion & Spirituality
October 28
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

Customer Reviews

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Great read fulfillment for the spirit and everyday life

Merton was a prophet ahead of his time book gave me more clarity on how I’ve been doing and showed me ways to improve and see where I fall short EVERY MAN... I REPEAT EVERY MAN should read this book us men believe we need to be alone to succeed and find ourselves when in reality no man is an island but a piece of the main continent of GOD we all need each other.!

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