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A great book by a great Author,
This review is from: New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala classics library) (Hardcover)
Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation is one the most incredible books about what it takes to really live the Christian life. It is very good at explaining many different concepts (what is contemplation, Mary and women in general, the problems with society, etc) and Merton does this in a very authoritative and elegant style.
Merton also makes one think about the issues he discusses, and he is very persuasive in his arguments.
This book is one that should be read by everyone, although obviously it won't be (imagine Dawkins picking this up!). It really explains what Christianity is all about, and it shows you how all parts of your life matter supremely.