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 leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a manwho withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it.
This beautifully produced commemorative edition includes an account of the book’s original publication by Merton’s editor, Robert Giroux, an Introduction by Merton’s biographer, Father William Shannon, and Merton’s own Introduction to the Japanese edition.
"Without a life of the spirit our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory.-Thomas Merton
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.