An informative and fascinating look at Merton's life and writings by a fellow-Trappist. Father Basil takes us on a whirlwind review through the seasons of Merton's life and work.
"An engaging approach for new readers and a refreshing review for long-time Merton fans, this carefully planned anthology by a fellow monk and a friend abounds with helpful insights into the life and writings of the most influential spiritual mentor of our time.”
William H. Shannon
Author of Silent Lamp: The Thomas Merton Story
"A splendid introduction to Thomas Merton in his own words. Selections paint a balanced and rich portrait of the monk, mystic, poet, prophet, and spiritual master. Once again, Father Pennington reveals his intimate knowledge of his subject.”
E. Glenn Hinson
Professor Emeritus Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
About the Author
M. Basil Pennington is a Trappist monk from Saint Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. With forty-five books (among them the million selling Centering Prayer) and some eight hundred articles to his name, many consider Pennington one of the great writers of contemporary spiritual literature.
|Publication Date||Jul 31, 2005|
|Author||M. Basil Pennington (ed.)|