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Publisher's Summary

New Seeds of Comtemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, the Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections to those of Thoreau. New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western culture, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives.
©1962 New Directions (P)2014 Franciscan Media
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By Jaime on 03-11-15

Pure holy inspiration!!!

Work of spiritual art coupled with superb performance which lifts the soul to find true self in God's silence and his word made flesh. Sometimes one feels it is not Merton speaking but God revealed. Read and listened twice and could do several times more with great joy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-07-15

Potent Book: The re-read for a lifetime

I wish I bought this book hardcopy so I could mark it up, pause and meditate on its words in private, etc.. That said, this book absorbed me. Thomas Merton truly puts things on their head and challenges your beliefs about what it means to truly do God's will.

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By Andy Seys on 04-20-15

Lots to think about...

There is a great deal to think about within this book. To me it felt like a book that will always have something to say and will be a companion for life... You can access it where you're at and wherever this may be on your journey of contemplation and relationship with our God...

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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By Reginald pelle on 08-22-17

Fulfilling!

Seeds of plenty, words of endless spiritual guidance, along with a touch of wisdom. Glorious!

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