New Seeds of Contemplation
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Priory - LibraryThing
If you read nothing else by Merton, read this. Personal, direct, and lucid, it contains some of his most challenging insights into the struggle to find an honest relationship with God and one's fellow ... Read full review
Review: New Seeds of ContemplationUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
I believe Thomas Merton to be one of the top spiritual writers of the twentieth century. Much of his writing is a difficult read and over my head, but it's also full of easily understood gems that hit ... Read full review