“Merton gives us the idea that it is OK to travel the long path…to be confused, quirky, a doubter…. He leads us to believe that maybe we are better than we think we are—if we want to be better.”
—from the introduction
In his search for God, Thomas Merton wrote on timeless themes and questions we still wrestle with today. Simplicity, nonviolence, honesty, mystery, and even death and eternity—these topics and more permeated Merton’s writings. This book distills the wisdom of Merton’s dozens of books and voluminous journals into the enduring themes most relevant to readers today.
Linus Mundy created the CareNotes line of booklets, and has written many of the titles in that series as well as in the Elf-Help Books series. He was the director of publications for Abbey Press, and prior to that, director of marketing for St. Anthony Messenger Press. He is also the author of A Retreat with Desert Masters: Thirsting for the Reign of God; A Man’s Guide to Prayer: New Ideas, Prayers & Meditations from Many Traditions; and A Retreat with Benedict and Bernard: Seeking God Alone—Together.