Recommended Reading

Twentieth Century Wisdom for Twenty-First Century Living by Paul R. Dekar

This book, written by a contributor to the Weavings “A Monastery without Walls” issue, explores Merton’s prophetic writings and experience as they offer guidance for spiritual seekers in their search to experience God, to simplify their lives, to live more humanly, and to shape Christian community in the face of alienation, consumerism, noise, and technology. The book includes parts of three previously unpublished conference contributions by Merton on technology.

Available on Kindle 

Entering the School of Your Experience by Jonathan Montaldo and Robert G. Toth

Written by Jonathan Montaldo, a contributor in the Weavings “A Monastery without Walls” issue, this book is part of the Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series for small groups. It helps readers explore what is meant by contemplative living and contemplative dialogue. The eight-part process moves one forward on the journey toward spiritual transformation.

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