The Seven Storey Mountainby Thomas Merton
Within a year of its publication in 1948, The Seven Storey Mountain had sold hundreds of thousands of copies and had become a classic for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually led him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vow in one of the most demanding religious orders, the Trappists.
At the monastery, within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote his extraordinary testament-the document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it/
Meet the Author
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953.
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