Come into the Silence is an easy-to-use devotional for all those seeking peace, stillness, and solitude in a busy and noisy world. Part of the bestselling 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series, this book invites you into the contemplative life through the words of Thomas Merton, one of the most popular spiritual masters of the twentieth century.
In his journals, letters, and spiritual writings such as New Seeds of Contemplation, Merton explored the tension between the human longing for both connection and solitude. Merton, a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, offered a model of contemplative life that allowed him to be deeply engaged with pressing issues of the time, including the nonviolent civil rights movement.
Requiring only a few minutes each day, Come into the Silence helps you realize how God sees you and to embrace his divine vision of you and each person you encounter. This devotional also allows you to reflect deeply on the fundamental longings for meaning, belonging, and intimacy as well as the call to service and social justice in your life.
Each book in the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity's most beloved spiritual guides. For each day there is a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the mystic's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus one's thoughts as the day ends. These easy-to-use books are the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of these great spiritual teachers.
Trim size: 5 x 7 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
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“A welcome resource.”
“This book wonderfully opens the wisdom and inspiration of Thomas Merton for daily prayer. Whether you’re new to Merton’s writings or a longtime reader, Come Into the Silence is a welcome resource for all interested in deepening their spiritual life and journey of faith.”
Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M.
Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality
Catholic Theological Union
Author of The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton
“Even with the wealth of Merton’s writings in print, there are surprisingly few guides to incorporating his writings into one’s daily prayer. This devotional’s well-chosen selections are an accessible way for readers to bring Merton’s monastic and contemplative prayer into our busy lives.”
Mark C. Meade
Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University
“There is such rich simplicity here and an invitation to rest and listen more closely. Spending thirty days with these prayers most surely will deepen your connection to the divine spark within.”
Christine Valters Paintner
Online abbess at Abbey of the Arts
Author of Illuminating the Way