Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 208 pages
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An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available.

Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied by all 100 of Merton's rarely seen, delightful Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and will attract new readers as well as Merton devotees. There is no other Merton devotional like this, and the paperback edition will be elegantly designed and packaged.

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Anyone familiar with Thomas Merton will find this a delightful and inspirational addition to their library. These prayers by Merton reflect his profound understanding of God and the life of prayer within his own life. The pencil sketches are visual prayers in and of themselves. Read full review

Dialogues with silence: prayers & drawings

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It is at times difficult to believe that the writings of a Trappist monk who died in 1968 continue to attract attention, but it is without doubt that Merton's works continue to instruct, challenge ... Read full review

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely regarded as one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. He was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. His bestselling books include The Seven-Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Mystics and Zen Masters.

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