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A Seven Day Journey with Thomas Merton

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Journey with Thomas Merton for 7 days, meditating on the best of his contemplative writings and savor-ing striking black & white photos taken my Merton himself. Let this book bring you to a greater aware-ness of yourself and Christ's presence in your world.
Paperback, 114 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Servant Publications (first published 1993)
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Jeremy Goldsmith
Sep 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoy books by Thomas Merton. Everything I have read of his has been great. This book was ok, I think de Waal's observations on his writings are interesting and insightful, but lack anything profound. I think I will stick with books written by Merton, instead of books written about Merton or his writings.
Sophfronia Scott
Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the idea of this book: I enjoyed the practice of reading it every day for seven days and the material gave me much to contemplate. However I couldn't shake the feeling of the author standing between me and Thomas Merton. The book is filled with her thoughts, her journey, her interpretations of Merton, and her struggles. At a certain point she became a distraction to my process. I wanted to read Merton's words on my own and ponder his views of solitude, reverence and love on my own. So I ...more
Sarah
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: disliked
I occasionally disagreed with some of De Waal's interpretations of Merton's writing. I was also mislead to believe that all the photos in the book were Merton's and they're not. I prefer just plain Thomas Merton rather than someone else's opinion of little chunks of what he wrote.
Maureen
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it
A gift from Aunt Joanne, wonderful.
Joy-Ellen
Feb 10, 2010 rated it liked it
I always love reading the words of Merton and seeing his pictures. This book however was not enough Merton for me. Lovely book for Christian readers, however.
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a great devotional. one to go back to time and time again.
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