The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

 

 

 

In 1941, a brilliant, good-looking young man decided to give up a promising literary career in New York to enter a monastery in Kentucky, from where he proceeded to become one of the most influential writers of this century. Talk about losing your life in order to find it. Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist. The best reason to read The Seven Storey Mountain, however, may be the one Merton provided in his introduction to its Japanese translation: "I seek to speak to you, in some way, as your own self. Who can tell what this may mean? I myself do not know, but if you listen, things will be said that are perhaps not written in this book. And this will be due not to me but to the One who lives and speaks in both."

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 1 (Merry Christmas)

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 2 (Happy New Year!)

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 3

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 4

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 5

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 6

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 7

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 8

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 9

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 10

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 11

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 12

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 13

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 14

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 15

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 16

The Seven Storey Mountain, Volume 17 (finale)

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