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Gregory and Elizabeth Ryan

The ABCs of Thomas Merton: A Monk at the Heart of the World


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Young readers (age 5-9), parents, grandparents, teachers, and catechists willenjoy learning about the major events in Thomas Merton’s life and the choices hemade along the way to become the world’s most famous monk and hermit.

The playful ABCs format used in this book will help children to remember what they are learning about Thomas Merton and the Christian life in general. With childlike simplicity, the book creates an open and contemplative mood for the child and grown-up sharing in the reading experience.

“Highly recommended — very impressive.”
— Fr. Daniel Horan,OFM

“Every reader whether young or young at heart will warmly be invited through this unique, informative, and cleverly illustrated little book to travel further into the heart and message of Thomas Merton in his ardent zeal to know the God of love and peace.”
— Msgr. Edward J. Arnister, Diocese of Trenton, NJ

“The perfect tool to invite the next generation to discover Merton, read his books, and see how his wisdom is a guide for our lives.”
— Sr. Monica Weis, SSJ, Rochester University, Mertonscholar

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