Come into the Silence

30 Days with Thomas Merton
Author: Thomas Merton

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Publication date: January 22, 2021

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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 Great Spiritual Teachers 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 Great Spiritual Teachers 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.

Product Details

Pages: 96

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781646800414

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

  • “Well-chosen selections.”

    “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
    Assistant Director
    Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

  • “Rich simplicity.”

    “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

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