New Seeds of ContemplationNew Directions #ad - Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love. ". John of the cross, the cloud of unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau.
New seeds of contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For merton, "every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. Christians and non-christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St.
New Seeds of Contemplation #ad - For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. One of the best-loved books by one of the great spiritual authors of our time, with a new introduction by best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd.
New seeds of contemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books.
The Seven Storey MountainMariner Books #ad - It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. The seven storey mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt.
Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives. A modern-day confessions of saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. At the abbey of gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom, " Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it.
The Seven Storey Mountain #ad - This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon.
Thoughts In SolitudeFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - 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. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.
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.
Thoughts In Solitude #ad - Thomas merton, a trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury.
Contemplative Prayer Image ClassicImage #ad - 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. In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. 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.
Aelred of Rievaulx : Cistercian Monk and Medieval ManTigmor Books #ad - It was also the year that Aelred, then known as Ethelred, was born. Insightful and refreshing in its approach, england's most famous cistercian, his time at King David's court in Scotland, explores his life in full—from his childhood in Hexham, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, through to his entry into Rievaulx abbey as a monk and his subsequent career within the Cistercian order.
Aelred’s experiences and activities are placed firmly in context of what life was like in the twelfth century. May saw an eclipse of the moon, and in June a comet blazed across the sky visible throughout the country for three weeks. In england, the year 1110 was one of severe storms, bad harvests and high taxes.
Aelred of Rievaulx : Cistercian Monk and Medieval Man #ad - The book is well researched and informative yet also enjoyable and a pleasure to read. For anyone interested in aelred, early medieval England or life in the twelfth century, the Cistercians, this is book is essential reading.
Benedict Backwards: Reading the Rule in the Twenty-First CenturyLiturgical Press #ad - In benedict backwards, ” that is, with emphasis on the last chapters, Terrence Kardong builds the case that the Rule of Benedict is best read “backwards, not the first ones. Kardong shows the final chapters of the Rule are primarily about community, and they provide insight into Benedict’s vision for his monks.
Benedict starts out dependent on the Rule of the Master, but he ends on a much more self-assured note, revealing more about his own thoughts on matters of monastic life.
He Calls Me Friend: The Healing Power of Friendship in a Lonely WorldMoody Publishers #ad - Perkins how to make a difference in the world, his simple answer is this, "Be friends. Because the simple, messy, powerful, explosive truth is: the world is changed one friendship at a time. In he calls Me Friend, Dr. Perkins argues that God is not distant and disconnected. Along the way, Dr. This friend fills our empty places and shows us how to be friends with others.
I believe he calls me friend is one of the most important books of our day, from one of the last living prophets of the Civil Rights Era. Nick hall, founder of pulse movement, author of reset: Jesus Changes EverythingWhat if friendship is the key to changing the world?As a follow-up to his landmark work One Blood, Dr.
He Calls Me Friend: The Healing Power of Friendship in a Lonely World #ad - First with God. Sometimes people ask Dr. Then with others—every kind of other you can think of. He is the friend who woos us, died for us, and lives within us. Perkins shares his life experiences, explores biblical stories, and features profiles from several of his own personal friendships. In a world that’s growing increasingly fragmented, isolated, and lonely, discover the power of friendship from a true expert in the art.
John perkins helps readers take the next step to make justice and love a reality.
The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions Book 295New Directions #ad - The wisdom of the desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books—surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit. The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East.
The hermits of screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.
Spiritual Friendship: The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. Classics With CommentaryChristian Classics #ad - This surprisingly modern, twelfth-century classic has long been popular with monks. Dennis Billy, C. Ss. R. Editor of the innovative Classics with Commentary series, has once again provided readers with an invaluable introduction and background. Eugenia laker is complemented by Billy's helpful commentary and thoughtful reflection questions.
Written in dialogue form, Spiritual Friendship offers wise counsel on many aspects of friendship. The popular translation by M. Now this new edition opens up the riches of this spiritual masterpiece to a wide audience of contemporary readers who see the spiritual life not as a solitary enterprise, but one intimately connected to relationships.
The Way of Chuang Tzu Second EditionNew Directions #ad - Chuang tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B. C. Is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings. Indeed it was because of chuang tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen.
The chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Classic writings from the great zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers.
The Way of Chuang Tzu Second Edition #ad - Thomas merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.