No Man Is an Island

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Shambhala Publications, 2005 - Religion - 280 pages
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Here, in one of his most popular of his more than thirty books, Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise "Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away." This sequel to Seeds of Contemplation provides fresh insight into Merton's favorite topics of silence and solitude, while also underscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life--whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd.
  

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Brilliant insights into mind and heart of man. - Goodreads
An excellent introduction to Thomas Merton. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the read and the pace. - Goodreads
Merton's poetry speaks more to me than his prose. - Goodreads
He has so many deep, powerful, spiritual insights. - Goodreads
Thick with theology and insight. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Benjamin Vineyard - Goodreads

*No Man is an Island* read like a collection of Merton's wisdom, as if he sat down with a pen and wrote short sections on various spiritual topics and then bound it all together in a book. I enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yaholo H - Goodreads

This book is true soul food. Thomas Merton was an expert in humanity and the divine spirit. This collection of essays can breath new life into hardened cynics and downtrodden idealists alike. Read full review

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Contents

Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away
1
Sentences on Hope
13
Conscience Freedom and Prayer
24
Pure Intention
54
The Word of the Cross
80
Asceticism and Sacrifice
100
Being and Doing
123
Vocation
138
Sincerity
198
Mercy
218
Recollection
229
My Soul Remembered God
243
The Wind Blows Where It Pleases
250
The Inward Solitude
258
Silence
269
Copyright

The Measure of Charity
173

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Thomas Merton (1915Ė1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain .

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