The Seven Storey Mountain Book

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-12
  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 028107366X

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The Seven Storey Mountain Excerpt :

This title tells the story of Thomas Merton's search for faith and peace in a world which first fascinated and then appalled him. It is written with the profound insight of a man who has seen himself clearly.

The Seven Storey Mountain Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : SPCK Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 028106170X

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The Seven Storey Mountain Excerpt :

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

The Seven Storey Mountain Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045980573

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The Seven Storey Mountain Excerpt :

A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

No Man is an Island Book
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

No Man is an Island


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590302538

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No Man is an Island Excerpt :

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

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton


  • Author : Michael Mott
  • Publisher : Harvest Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822016819567

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The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton Excerpt :

Derived from Merton's personal journals and letters, and from the recollections of intimate friends, this authorized narrative catches the character of the man, the artist, and the Catholic priest

Merton   Waugh Book

Merton Waugh


  • Author : Mary Frances Coady
  • Publisher : Paraclete Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612617114

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Merton Waugh Excerpt :

From 1948 to 1952 the lives of Trappist monk Thomas Merton and British novelist Evelyn Waugh were closely intertwined. During these years, Waugh became enthusiastic about American Catholicism, and in particular, monasticism as seen through the eyes of the author of The Seven Storey Mountain. He agreed to edit Merton’s autobiography and the subsequent Waters of Siloe for publication in Britain. In this close examination of their friendship, through their correspondence, we see Waugh’s coaching of a younger writer and Waugh’s brief infatuation with America. Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent. And we see how the two men diverge as the Second Vatican Council takes hold in Catholicism and the church experiences profound change. "This careful study sheds light on Merton the writer with Evelyn Waugh as his tutor. It is also an interesting snapshot of the culture of midtwentieth century Catholic renewal." —Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus), The University of Notre Dame “An absorbing exchange of letters between Thomas Merton and Evelyn Waugh, focusing principally on Waugh’s editing of the British publication of The Seven Storey Mountain and The Waters of Siloe. Waugh’s sometimes barbed comments caused Merton to reflect deeper on what he was writing and how he should respond, as positively as he could, to this influential Catholic novelist. A wonderful, brief study of both men.” —Patrick Samway, S.J., editor of The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton (forthcoming, University of Notre Dame Press, 2015) “Dedicated readers of Evelyn Waugh and Thomas Merton know of the connections between two major Catholic writers, especially of Waugh as editor and writing coach for Merton's work. But in this brief but thoroughly researched book, Coady provides important new details about Merton's role not just as willing student but as spir

Thoughts In Solitude Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Thoughts In Solitude


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429944076

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Thoughts In Solitude Excerpt :

Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

The Other Side of the Mountain Book

The Other Side of the Mountain


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062016782

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The Other Side of the Mountain Excerpt :

With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.

The Sign of Jonas Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Sign of Jonas


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2002-11-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547544960

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The Sign of Jonas Excerpt :

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 Thomas Merton Book

On Thomas Merton


  • Author : Mary Gordon
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611807677

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On Thomas Merton Excerpt :

A probing, candid exploration of Thomas Merton's life and writing from best-selling novelist and memoirist Mary Gordon. Thomas Merton (1815-1968) was a Trappist monk, poet, essayist, activist, and author of some of the most influential spiritual writing of the 20th century. He entered the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky as a young man in his twenties, seemingly abandoning the promising literary career that lay before him. But from the silent cloister in which he spent all but the last few weeks of his life, his influence spread worldwide through his writing, primarily on topics related to the spiritual life--a subject which he demonstrated to be very broad indeed. His life of dialogue led him to explore a range of contemplative practices, particularly Buddhism, and he was one of the pioneers in raising awareness of Buddhist philosophy and practice among Westerners. Mary Gordon, as a Catholic in critical dialogue with her church, came to explore Merton relatively late in her own journey, becoming fascinated with him as a fellow writer. She documents her exploration of Merton through his books--the ups and downs of the experience, areas of disagreement and sympathy, of annoyance and, ultimately, deep connection. It is a profoundly personal view of one of the great spiritual figures of our age, by an interpreter who, while disinclined to go easy on her famous subject, nevertheless reveals a great admiration and fascination with his life and work.

Entering the Silence Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Entering the Silence


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061741722

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Entering the Silence Excerpt :

The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation to solitude with the budding literary career that would soon established him as one of the most important spiritual writers of our century.

How to Use the Laws of Mind Book

How to Use the Laws of Mind


  • Author : Dr. Joseph Murphy
  • Publisher : Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781722523701

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How to Use the Laws of Mind Excerpt :

This is one of Dr. Murphy’s best books, on a par with his classic The Power of your Subconscious Mind. It explains the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind, and how the two work together to create the reality of the individual. As in Murphy’s other books, examples are given of how people overcame problems or manifested their desires by changing their minds through belief, affirmation, and visualization. The chapters deal with: • HEALING • PRAYER • BECOMING SPIRITUAL-MINDED • THE CREATIVITY OF THOUGHT • THE MEANING OF EVIL • THE MEANING OF LIFE • CONTROLLING ONE’S FEAR • THE POWER OF SUGGESTION • MARRIAGE, SEX, AND DIVORCE In his very engaging style, the author teaches us how to use both phases of the mind synchronously, harmoniously, and peacefully in order to bring harmony, health, and abundance into our lives. He also explains that Biblical statements are parables, allegories, metaphors, similes, and cryptic statements, and are thus not to be taken literally. The main message is that we are all children of the infinite, born to win, and to live in the joyous expectancy of the best. Exclusive to and approved by the estate of Joseph Murphy

Beyond East and West Book

Beyond East and West


  • Author : John C.H. Wu
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9780268103682

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Beyond East and West Excerpt :

When John C. H. Wu’s spiritual autobiography Beyond East and West was published in 1951, it became an instant Catholic best seller and was compared to Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain, which had appeared four years earlier. It was also hailed as the new Confession of St. Augustine for its moving description of Wu’s conversion in 1937 and early years as a Catholic. This new edition, including a foreward written by Wu’s son John Wu, Jr., makes this profoundly beautiful book by one of the most influential Chinese lay Catholic intellectuals of the twentieth century available for a new generation of readers hungry for spiritual sustenance. Beyond East and West recounts the story of Wu’s early life in Ningpo, China, his family and friendships, education and law career, drafting of the constitution of the Republic of China, translation of the Bible into classical Chinese in collaboration with Chinese president Chiang Kai-Shek, and his role as China’s delegate to the Holy See. In passages of arresting beauty, the book reveals the development of his thought and the progress of his growth toward love of God, arriving through experience at the conclusion that the wisdom in all of China’s traditions, especially Confucian thought, Taoism, and Buddhism, point to universal truths that come from, and are fulfilled in, Christ. In Beyond East and West, Wu develops a synthesis between Catholicism and the ancient culture of the Orient. A sublime expression of faith, here is a book for anyone who seeks the peace of the spirit, a memorable book whose ideas will linger long after its pages are closed.

Living with Wisdom Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Living with Wisdom


  • Author : Forest, Jim
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608330782

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Mystics and Zen Masters Book

Mystics and Zen Masters


  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1999-11-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429944007

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Mystics and Zen Masters Excerpt :

Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."