Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings (Paperback)
The Private Merton
This intensely personal book from the ultimate spiritual writer of our time shows his contemplative and devotional side through his prayers and rarely seen drawings. Capturing the quiet epiphanies in the life of a Trappist monk who was a celebrated writer and activist, this volume offers a glimpse into a lesser-known side of this timeless explorer of the life of the soul.
About the Author
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely regarded as one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. He was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. His bestselling books include The Seven-Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Mystics and Zen Masters.
“This is Thomas Merton at his most profound: a book to linger over and savor.” — Lawrence S. Cunningham, editor of Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master
“This is a charming and welcome addition to the Merton corpus, giving us a glimpse of Merton the artist.” — Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of GAIA & GOD
“Whether you’re a long-time Merton fan or need an introduction, Dialogues with Silence is a great unveiling.” — BookPage
“[These drawings and prayers] reflect a devotional life stripped of pretense, open to God’s surprises.” — Christian Century
“Casts new and thought provoking light on [Merton’s] finely written prayers...highly recommended.” — Library Journal
“...a glimpse of [Merton’s] journey never before seen. Merton fans will certainly welcome this new addition.” — Publishers Weekly (shaded review)
“Helps the reader enter Merton’s spiritual vision and participate personally in the monk’s encounters with Silence.” — America Magazine