New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780811217248
ISBN 13: 0811217248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Seeds of Contemplation Book Review:

Featuring a new introduction, a republication of a spiritual classic introduces western readers to the mystical dimensions of the human soul, inviting readers to develop and nurture a contemplative and vital sense of spirituality. Reprint.

New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1590300491
ISBN 13: 9781590300497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Seeds of Contemplation Book Review:

In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: "It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational,' which is almost as bad." In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than "life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." The thirty-nine short "seeds" that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.

Seeds of Contemplation

Seeds of Contemplation
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780811209908
ISBN 13: 0811209903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds of Contemplation Book Review:

Essays discuss holiness, identity, unity, solitude, integrity, fear, hatred, faith, traditions, freedom, detachment, and prayer

Seeds

Seeds
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000081005724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds Book Review:

The essence of Merton's thought and its relevance for today, presented in a collection of short readings from a broad selection of his work.

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-04
ISBN 10: 1590302532
ISBN 13: 9781590302538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Man is an Island Book Review:

This volume is 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

What Is Contemplation

What Is Contemplation
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Ravenio Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Contemplation Book Review:

There are so many Christians who do not appreciate the magnificent dignity of their vocation to sanctity, to the knowledge, love and service of God. There are so many Christians who do not realize what possibilities God has placed in the life of Christian perfection — what possibilities for joy in the knowledge and love of Him. There are so many Christians who have practically no idea of the immense love of God for them, and of the power of that Love to do them good, to bring them happiness. Why do we think of the gift of contemplation, infused contemplation, mystical prayer, as something essentially strange and esoteric reserved for a small class of almost unnatural beings and prohibited to everyone else? It is perhaps because we have forgotten that contemplation is the work of the Holy Ghost acting on our souls through His gifts of Wisdom and Understanding with special intensity to increase and perfect our love for Him. These gifts are part of the normal equipment of Christian sanctity. They are given to all in Baptism, and if they are given it is presumably because God wants them to be developed. Their development will always remain the free gift of God and it is true that His wise Providence sees fit to develop them less in some saints than in others. But it is also true that God often measures His gifts by our desire to receive them, and by our cooperation with His grace, and the Holy Spirit will not waste any of His gifts on people who have little or no interest in them.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-11-17
ISBN 10: 0307589536
ISBN 13: 9780307589538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplative Prayer Book Review:

In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780547544960
ISBN 13: 0547544960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign of Jonas Book Review:

This diary of a monastic life is “a continuation of The Seven Storey Mountain . . . Astonishing” (Commonweal). Chronicling six years of Thomas Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, The Sign of Jonas takes us through his day-to-day experiences at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, where he lived in silence and prayer for much of his life. Concluding with the account of Merton’s ordination as a priest, this diary documents his growing acceptance of his vocation—and the greater meaning he found within his private world of contemplation. “This book is made unmistakably real and almost, at times, unbearably poignant by the fact that the exuberance of youth so often wells up through it with rapture, impatience, and even bluster.” —TheNew York Times “A stirring book—the most readable and on the whole, most illuminating of the author’s writings.” —Catholic World

On Christian Contemplation

On Christian Contemplation
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012-06-20
ISBN 10: 0811219976
ISBN 13: 9780811219976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Christian Contemplation Book Review:

A compendium of spiritual guidance in a beautiful special edition. “Every moment and every event in every man’s life on Earth plants something in his soul,” wrote Thomas Merton. A Trappist monk, Merton was both a poet and a theologian who pondered monastic life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfatith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. On Christian Contemplation, edited by Merton scholar Paul Pearson, is a collection of the great monk’s work, compiled into a gift-size edition. With poems, reflections, and social commentary, this is the perfect book to nurture the spirit of faith and duty guided by one of the twentieth century’s leading voices of theology and social justice.

Seeds of Destruction

Seeds of Destruction
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN 10: 9781429945073
ISBN 13: 1429945079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds of Destruction Book Review:

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

Dialogues with Silence

Dialogues with Silence
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061743240
ISBN 13: 9780061743245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogues with Silence Book Review:

An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied by all 100 of Merton's rarely seen, delightful Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and will attract new readers as well as Merton devotees. There is no other Merton devotional like this, and the paperback edition will be elegantly designed and packaged.

A Book of Hours

A Book of Hours
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 1933495332
ISBN 13: 9781933495330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Hours Book Review:

Thomas Merton was the most popular proponent of the Christian contemplative tradition in the twentieth century. Now, for the first time, some of his most lyrical and prayerful writings have been arranged into A Book of Hours, a rich resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of "praying the hours." Editor Kathleen Deignan mined Merton's voluminous writings, arranging prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours allows for a slice of monastic contemplation in the midst of hectic modern life, with psalms, prayers, readings, and reflections.

Seeds

Seeds
Author: Gail Saunders-Smith
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781560657712
ISBN 13: 1560657715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds Book Review:

Simple text and photographs depict types of flower seeds, how they travel, and what happens when they are planted.

Becoming Who You Are

Becoming Who You Are
Author: James Martin
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 1616430567
ISBN 13: 9781616430566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Who You Are Book Review:

By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII) the reader will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: SPCK Publishing
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780281061709
ISBN 13: 028106170X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Storey Mountain Book Review:

The complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

Thomas Merton s Rewritings

Thomas Merton s Rewritings
Author: Thomas Merton,Donald Grayston
Publsiher: Edwin Mellen Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038597873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Merton s Rewritings Book Review:

This is the companion volume to Thomas Merton: The Development of a Spiritual Theologian, further exploring Merton's writings and thinking.

Sleeping with Bread

Sleeping with Bread
Author: Dennis Linn,Sheila Fabricant Linn,Matthew Linn
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780809135790
ISBN 13: 0809135795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleeping with Bread Book Review:

The Linns' simplification of the Ignatian examination of conscience is a way to find daily direction, experience emotional and spiritual growth and grow closer to both God and one's inner self.

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781593250850
ISBN 13: 1593250851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life Book Review:

Merton's gift to all of us is this simple message: the contemplative experience, which uncovers our unity with the Lord and a new vision of life, is not only for monks but for all Christians.

A Course in Christian Mysticism

A Course in Christian Mysticism
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 081464533X
ISBN 13: 9780814645338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course in Christian Mysticism Book Review:

Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of these talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross. Sixteen centuries are covered over thirteen lectures. A general introduction sets the scene for when and how the talks were prepared and for the perennial themes one finds in them, making them relevant for spiritual seekers today. This compact volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian mysticism.

When the Trees Say Nothing

When the Trees Say Nothing
Author: Thomas Merton
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 1933495510
ISBN 13: 9781933495514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Trees Say Nothing Book Review:

First published in 2003 and now available in paperback to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth, When the Trees Say Nothing has sold more than 60,000 copies and continually inspires readers with its unique collection of Merton's luminous writings on nature, arranged for reflection and meditation. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, author, poet, social commentator, and perhaps the most influential and widely published spiritual writer of the twentieth century. In When the Trees Say Nothing, editor Kathleen Deignan sheds new light on Merton by focusing on a neglected theme of his writing: the natural world as a manifestation of the divine. Drawing from Merton's voluminous writing on nature, Deignan has thematically assembled a collection of lucid, poetic reflections. Chapters on the four elements, the seasons, the Earth and its creatures, and the sun, moon, and stars provide brief passages from his diverse works that reveal the presence of God in creation.