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  • Author:
    Patrick Hart,Jonathan Montaldo,Thomas Merton
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    0062516205
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    978-0062516206
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    HarperOne; 1st edition (November 3, 1999)
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    400 pages
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The Intimate Merton book Thomas Merton was a prodigious writer and he reflected his spiritual life in every work he accomplished.

The Intimate Merton book. Thomas Merton was a prodigious writer and he reflected his spiritual life in every work he accomplished. He was a journal writer and left behind after his untimely death in his early fifties, volumes documenting his experiences in great details.

The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes his life journey so perennially relevant. My best writing has always been in journals.

by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart, Jonathan Montaldo. In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path

by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart, Jonathan Montaldo. In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Thomas Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey Mountain.

This 29-year chronicle reveals Thomas Merton during both dark times and ecstasies as a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani .

This 29-year chronicle reveals Thomas Merton during both dark times and ecstasies as a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Kentucky. It is condensed from seven volumes of his personal journals and touches us with its honesty and spiritual wisdom. The Intimate Merton: His Life From His Journals - Slightly Imperfect (9780867166002) by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart, Jonathan Montaldo.

In his essay The Contemplative Life: Its Meaning and Necessity, Merton enunciates his enduring faith, for which he was criticized by some, that Contemplation is the fullness of the Christian life. It is the deep and supernatural and perfect experience of God, which we were all created to enjoy in heaven and which those who listen to God, on earth, and make the sacrifices which He.

Thomas Merton's influence and appeal has reached far beyond the confines of his monastic world. The publication in 1948 of his classic memoir The Seven Storey Mountain established him as a highly successful writer. Condition: Used: Very Good. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee.

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Perhaps the Book of Life, in the end, is the book one has lived. If one has lived nothing, one is not in the Book of Life. I have always wanted to write about everything. That does not mean to write a book that covers everything--which would be impossible, but a book in which everything can go. A book with a little of everything that creates itself out of nothing. That has its own life. A faithful book. I no longer look at it as a "book." -- Thomas Merton, July 17, 1956

In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty-nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey Mountain. This book is the spiritual autobiography of our century's most celebrated monk--the wisdom gained from the personal experience of an enduring spiritual teacher. Here is Merton's account of his life's major challenges, his confrontations with monastic and church hierarchies, his interaction with religious traditions east and west, and his antiwar and civil-rights activities. In The Intimate Merton we engage a writer's art of "confession and witness" as he searches for a contemporary, authentic, and global spirituality.

Recounting Merton's earliest days in the monastery to his journey east to meet the Dalai Lama, The Intimate Merton reveals a life lived in continuous pursuit of meaning, equanimity, and love. The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes his life journey so perennially relevant.

"My best writing has always been in journals." -- Thomas Merton


Berenn
This book was extremely interesting and informative. It gave me insights into Merton and his faith journey that I wondered about. I read his autobiography and the biography by Mott of Merton. Mott's biography gave many details, but it left me wondering some about Merton's real journey. The Intimate Merton filled in some of the questions I wondered about. It showed me that he truly used his eastern religious exploration as a spiritual tool that supplemented his Christian foundation and faith which continued to the end of his life. There were other aspects of his faith journey that this book helped me to see. Merton like me and everyone else had struggles that diverted him from the journey or distracted him from the journey. He was certainly on the journey to Christ all the way to the end of his life.
Ance
Initial Question:
How does Merton volley and shift in his life, "spiritual" or not?

Merton does volley, just like a "normal person" - and i think that's what he was after all along.

I resonated most with Merton's desire to reduce life to its most simple state - pursuing contentment rather than duplicity. This would happen when Merton would write bout disappearing into the countryside in solitude, describing the landscape in his journal, describing the peace he felt being alone. Yet: he was also drawn toward the rhythms and necessities of community. Though: it felt like this faded as the journal went on, like he was seeing the necessity (perhaps radical-ness) of monastic life as something much less than he'd first imagined, something no longer as necessary as he once imagined.

What then would be necessary?

What would Merton's "point" be, the deeper pursuit that shows up in his journal? -- the capacity to will one thing, a life with The Lord and that alone. Vanity faded. Duplicity faded. Mercy and Justice focused. The willing of one thing.
Lamranilv
One may wonder why another book on Thomas Merton, one of the most self-chronicled lives of the twentieth century, is needed, but The Intimate Merton serves a valuable purpose. Only academics and fanatical devotees of the famous writer and monk will have the time and interest to read all seven volumes of his personal journals. And yet, as this selection of entries from them demonstrates, Merton's journals are a treasury of autobiographical revelation, psychological honesty, and spiritual insight.

Just a few of the more memorable entries justify the book. These include an hilarious account of Merton the non-driver taking a jeep for a spin, a beautiful description of a night watch as a dark night of the soul, and Merton's sober yet grateful meditations on his 50th birthday.

Nevertheless, it is the sweep of years, the chronicle of a soul, that make these meditations most interesting. The Intimate Merton wisely focuses on the journal entries from the 1960s, material not covered by The Seven Storey Mountain and other earlier works. There we see a self-portrait of the older Merton wrestling with his need to be an individual versus his need to love and be loved, fitfully learning to accept his failures and to appreciate the gifts of others, and searching for his home in this world and beyond.

Thomas Merton was a complicated, Thoreauvian figure who considered himself to be, among other things, an "amateur theologian." Yet an amateur is essentially a lover, and Merton, for all his faults and doubts, was certainly a lover of God. Other lovers of God will enjoy tracing his spiritual journey through these pages.
Goodman
A well-rounded selection from Merton's journals. I found him good company, excepting his frequent debates with himself about his own worthiness and sin. Skip those pages and enjoy a beautiful portrait of a human being living life to the fullest in his own unique way.
Phenade
In this book I met a very different Thomas Merton than the one I had known and read for many years. In his intense honesty in these selections from his journals I met a person who seemed to be conflicted about himself, his writings, the Abbey of Gethsemani and his fellow monks and his life. The only time he seems to be really at peace is when he is immersed in Nature. I now have a greater appreciation for his writings knowing that such profound beauty and insight emerged from his struggles.
CONVERSE
A tremendous view into the life and struggles of a very saintly monk. It is nice to see that he had struggles with a variety of issues that are similar to the ones we face daily. He is a tremendous inspiration for me.
Uste
Thomas Merton is a great writer on all things spiritual. Book follows his his life after his book "Seven Story Mountain".
Rather lengthy in parts, but too bad we don't all strive to follow the path to our loving God.

Have pursued Merton"s reads since meeting him in The Seven Story Mountain. His works take a dedicated, persevering reader.

You won't be disappointed.