15 Days of Prayer with Thomas Merton
15 Days of Prayer Collection<br /><br /><br /><br />Now distributed by New City Press, this popular series is perfect for those looking for an introduction to a particular spiritual guide, those searching for gift ideas and those who merely wish to know more about the person and his or her spirituality. Additional volume planned in 2 to 3 months intervals. Each volume contains:<br /><br /><br /><br /> A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume<br /><br /> A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat<br /><br /> 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides<br /><br /><br /><br />This volume, 15 Days of Prayer With Thomas Merton, will lead you, over a period of fifteen days or maybe more realistically, fifteen prayer sessions, to a place of prayer where a stronger relationship with God is possible.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Follow the footsteps of Thomas Merton.<br /><br /><br /><br />This simple, Cistercian monk was one of the most humane and engaging spiritual figures of the twentieth century. He was a man of paradoxes: of words and silence; a contemplative involved in the fight for social justice and a man of solitude who, by keeping himself in the background, sought to deepen the fundamental human experience. Ultimately, he was a man with only one goal: union with God and communion with humankind.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Develop a contemplative spirit.<br /><br /><br /><br />One of the most prolific Cistercian authors, his teachings are drawn from classic and monastic spirituality. His approach is characterized by this quotation from his seminal work, The Seven Storey Mountain: I dont want to speak to you as an author or a narrator, not even as a philosopher but simply as a friend. Above all, Thomas Merton sought to deepen the fundamental human experience through union with God. One word sums up his effort: contemplation. For him, the greatest need of todays Christian is inner truth, nourished by the contemplative spirit.<br /><br /><br /><br />Enjoy your time with Thomas Merton and be prepared to be surprised as you journey with one of the most engaging spiritual figures of our time.<br /><br />
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- Paperback | 97 pages
- 137.7 x 211.3 x 9.1mm | 169.2g
- 01 Apr 2008
- Liguori Publications,U.S.
- Liguori, United States