In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influencesfrom John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticismto create a spiritual path for today. 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.
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Review: Contemplative PrayerUser Review - Rachael Metzger - Goodreads
Read this at the perfect time. Silence and sitting with the realities of yourself without exaggeration so God can be the truth that you depend on. Love Merton's use of creativity and ownership in our ... Read full review
Review: Contemplative PrayerUser Review - Rob Petersen - Goodreads
Merton gives an excellent treatise on the need for contemplative prayer in the modern church, and does so by clearly demonstrating the foolishness of the idea that a life of contemplative prayer is ... Read full review