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Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit) Paperback – 1 Apr 1997
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Traces the life of the Trappist monk who became one of America's best known spiritual writers, describing his childhood and worldly education, his faith journey, writing career, and his involvement in social issues of his time.
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I managed to read the book in about a day but found it riveting
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As I said, this is an introduction for younger readers, with a bibliography provided for those who wish to explore Merton's life further. Sadly out of print at this time, it deserves to be reprinted & read -- recommended!
Jennifer Fisher Bryant did an excellent job covering as much as she could on Thomas Merton's life in just 192 pages. It is important to note that this is a young adult's book technically-the average adult can read through this within a few hours. But that's another reason why I personally found it wonderful-within a day I felt I knew a lot more ( well I DID know more ) about this spiritual man. This Trappist whom believed in interfaith dialogue! In remaining open to the truth, without jeapordizing his own religion, either! To me-Thomas Merton is one of just a few men that I believe have show us what being a true Christian is all about. You all take care-and enjoy this book-you deserve to treat yourself to it!