"A perennial source of wisdom and respite."--H&H Books
In this day of mindless distraction, we're desperate for reasons to put down our phones and reconnect with our spiritual selves. In time for the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton's death in 1968, Silence, Joy is an invitation to slow down, take a breath, make a space for silence, and open up to joy.
Poet, monk, spiritual advisor, and social critic, Thomas Merton is a unique--and uniquely beloved--figure of the twentieth century, and this little rosary brings together his best-loved poems and prose. Drawn from classics like New Seeds Of Contemplation and The Way Of Chuang Tzu as well as less famous books, the writings in Silence, Joy offer the reader deep, calming stillness, flights of ecstatic praise, steadying words of wisdom, and openhearted laughter. Manna for Merton lovers and a warm embrace for novices, this slim collection is a delightful gift.
Review Quotes:Silence, Joy is pocket-sized, but bursting with what made Merton great: he could be simultaneously dark and audaciously sentimental. So many of his lines ring perfectly true, even 50 years after his death.--Nick Ripatrazone "The Millions" (12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM)
This book] will help the reader address and overcome any one of a wide range of often common fears. . . . [W]hether the anxiety is minor or a more serious panic disorder, the good news is that one can address and overcome it.--Thich Nhat Hanh