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 Abby 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 this divine vision of you and each person you encounter. This devotional also allows you to reflect deeply on the 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 thought 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.
About the Author: Thomas Merton (1915–1968) is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential spiritual masters of the twentieth century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Fr. Louis. Merton wrote more than seventy books, mostly on spirituality, social justice, and pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews, including his bestselling autobiography, The Seven Story Mountain.