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New Seeds of Contemplation Audiobook

New Seeds of Contemplation

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Publisher's Summary

New Seeds of Comtemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, the Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections to those of Thoreau. New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western culture, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives.

©1962 New Directions (P)2014 Franciscan Media

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    Andy Seys 20/04/2015
    Andy Seys 20/04/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots to think about..."

    There is a great deal to think about within this book. To me it felt like a book that will always have something to say and will be a companion for life... You can access it where you're at and wherever this may be on your journey of contemplation and relationship with our God...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Jaime
    Costa Rica
    11/03/15
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    "Pure holy inspiration!!!"

    Work of spiritual art coupled with superb performance which lifts the soul to find true self in God's silence and his word made flesh. Sometimes one feels it is not Merton speaking but God revealed. Read and listened twice and could do several times more with great joy.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • terry
    30/08/15
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    "Call to awake beyond "believing" or getting better"

    No summary is possible. Challenge upon clarifying challenge to our ego based holiness strategies to awaken from separateness and unworthiness. Need to listen beyond the Catholicism.
    Only helpful after a life of chasing answers and prizes is seen as empty. And you've lost interest in Lucy's invitation to try to kick the football again. "You're really close..." "try harder this time". Fits like a glove with Wilber's identification of "the Great Search" as mans compulsive ego reaction strategy to our program of "something is wrong I must try to fix it/me..." Started "in The Garden"

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    07/11/15
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    "Potent Book: The re-read for a lifetime"

    I wish I bought this book hardcopy so I could mark it up, pause and meditate on its words in private, etc.. That said, this book absorbed me. Thomas Merton truly puts things on their head and challenges your beliefs about what it means to truly do God's will.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jen Haganey
    07/07/15
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    "New Seeds of Contemplation"

    I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn what contemplative prayer is and what it isn't.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Oshawa, Ontario
    03/01/15
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    "Reflective"

    Thomas Merton invites the reader to slow down and listen to a a God who is close by. This book requires a second listen!!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce W.
    06/12/16
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    "Reading is not good!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The wisdom contained in the book is worth reading over and over, but the recorded reading is beyond annoying. The tonal inflections are all exactly opposite of what I expected, making it painful to hear.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Montaldo and Sharon Cross ’s performances?

    No.


    Could you see New Seeds of Contemplation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, this a collection of knowledge about contemplation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rowdybob
    25/10/16
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    "Beautiful share of genuine experience"

    This was an excellent description of personal experience of Merton. I would give five stars to the best part. There were parts a bit slow but can be overlooked by the excellence of his overall description.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juan Chamorro
    Spain
    26/07/16
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    "A look into contemplation"

    Very good starting point to get to know Merton and what contemplation is for him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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