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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Review: New Seeds of ContemplationUser Review - Dana Kraft - Goodreads
I alternated between being floored by the depth of wisdom in some places and feeling completely lost in others. I found Ch 29 the most heartening bc it talks about finding a path to contemplation that ... Read full review
Review: New Seeds of ContemplationUser Review - Geoff Glenister - Goodreads
I had a good friend of mine - an avid reader - give me a copy of this book, and when he did he told me that while reading it he felt as if he'd never read another book before this one. I could ... Read full review