Seven Storey Mountain Paperback
Autobiographical work of Christian pilgrimage
by Thomas Merton;
A Bird's Eye View
Complete and unabridged - Thomas Merton's autobiography is one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written
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Seven Storey Mountain
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Travelling in his early years with his artist father in the United States, France and England, Thomas Merton prided himself on his worldly accomplishments. His year at Clare College, Cambridge, was indulgent, and although Columbia University to which he went next suited his temperament better, it did nothing to assuage his restlessness. Gradually Merton recognized his need for faith and became a Catholic.
With his baptism he began entertaining thoughts of monasticism but his desire to enter the priesthood in a Franciscan monastery came to nothing, and he remained a lay teaching member of the order for some time. However, when he was twenty-seven he made a retreat to a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. This momentous experience convinced him that the silence of the Cistercian Order was what he craved.
The Seven Storey Mountain tells the story of Merton's search for faith and peace in a world which first fascinated and then appalled him. It is written with the profound insight of a man who has seen himself clearly.
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was published by SPCK Publishing in December 2014 and is our 32193rd best seller. The ISBN for Seven Storey Mountain is 9780281073665.
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The Seven Storey MountainMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
'The Seven Story Mountain' is a modern classic and has been one of the SPCK Classics series for a while now, but this Centenary Edition is a complete and unedited version of Merton's biography with a few pages of black and white pictures included.
Seven Storey Mountain, for those that have not yet had the pleasure of meeting and reading the book, is a biography of Merton's search for God and his finding Him in the great silence of a Trappist monastery.It's the story of a person increasingly disillusioned with their contemporary society, and their search for more, finding that more in the journey away from Atheism and into Catholicism and finally to a life as a trappist Cistercian monk in Kentucky.
It's a classic for a reason and has much in it that speaks to many a spiritual traveller still today.
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Details for Seven Storey Mountain
|Page last updated||13th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Thomas Merton|
|Publisher||SPCK Publishing (December 2014)|
|Number of Pages||448|