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The Inner Experience by Thomas Merton
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Apr 13, 09

bookshelves: from-library-umrl, religion-discipleship, religion, non-fiction, want-to-own, easter-2009
Read in April, 2009

Well, I'm in the process of typing out swathes of the text that I want to have on hand to keep contemplating (no pun intended) once the book goes back to the library. I've also decided that I need to, at minimum, read more Merton, The Cloud of Unknowing and some of the work of St John of the Cross in the not-too-distant future.

So those two things are both positives.

At times this book went over my head. But at other times it hit me right in the gut, and even the heart.

In the end, it's one of those things where I think it is important that I've read it, even if I haven't yet quite processed it all, yet.

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Reading Progress

03/27/2009 page 20
04/05/2009 page 80
41.67% "Reading two chapters a day during Holy Week."
04/10/2009 page 151
78.65% "Almost done. Suspect earlier chapters will make more sense on re-read."
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