Living with Wisdom Paperback
A Life of Thomas Merton
by Jim Forest;
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Living with Wisdom
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Living with Wisdom by Jim Forest was published by Orbis Books in January 2009 and is our 44433rd best seller. The ISBN for Living with Wisdom is 9781570757549.
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Living With WisdomMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
Living with Wisdom is a comprehensive introduction to the life of Thomas Merton, one of the most influential and widely read of modern spiritual figures. The author Jim Forest was a close friend and is therefore able to give an intimate portrait of Merton. Merton’s most famous book, “The Seven Storey Mountain”, the story of how he became a Trappist monk, has been read by millions and translated into dozens of languages. Forest details Merton’s life from babyhood through to his tragic death in 1968, including his time at the abbey of Gethsemane, his travels to India and meeting with the Dalai Lama, his brief love affair with his nurse, and his lifelong interest in other religions. He was not without his critics who objected to his identification with pacifist groups and his interest in other religious traditions, particularly Buddhism. His reaching out to non-Christians took up a great part of his life and writings. Of particular value is the very extensive collection of photographs which accompany the text. If you read only one book about Thomas Merton, this is it.
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|Page last updated||20th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Jim Forest|
|Publisher||Orbis Books (January 2009)|
|Number of Pages||230|