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May 12, 2018 Benjamin Vineyard rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Merton captivates me again and my heart wishes to turn all of my life into a monastic playground. No, I don't think I am a monk like Merton, but I want to sweep all these thoughts together in a pile and make a home out of it.
I found books about prayer bland and boring reading before I gained a little experience in trying to pray. I think I would have found this little book unreadable a decade ago despite Merton's vigorous prose, lively style, and the sparks of grumpy humor and temper that flash here as in all his writing.
Thomas Merton was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in the American state of Kentucky, Merton was an acclaimed Catholic spiritual writer, poet, author and social activist. Merton wrote over 60 books, scores of essays and reviews, and is the ongoing subject of many biographies. Merton was also a proponent of int ...more
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