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The Seven Storey Mountain | [Thomas Merton]

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. This autobiography deals...not with what happens to a man, but what happens inside his soul.
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The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. This autobiography deals...not with what happens to a man, but what happens inside his soul.

Public Domain ©1999 Thomas Merton; (P)2009 Phoenix

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    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA USA 12-09-13
    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA USA 12-09-13
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    "Modern classic"
    If you could sum up The Seven Storey Mountain in three words, what would they be?

    Thirst for truth


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author


    What does Sidney Lanier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A sense of what the author's emotional state was for vignettes in the book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    isaias 04-05-15
    isaias 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    I like the story but it skips over a lot of paragraphs and I really hate that. Get this updated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KMS Saint Clair Shores, MI, US 02-07-15
    KMS Saint Clair Shores, MI, US 02-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Engaging"

    There are some passages in this book that took my breath away. I listened several times to the very compelling story of Thomas Merton's life and faith journey. I know I will listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike M. Javanmard 01-09-15

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    "Good but the reading not so"

    Overall a good story but the reading kept putting me to sleep. Also the audio quality had some kind of hissing in the back ground.
    I would read this rather than listen to it.

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    Patrick Raymond Craig 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent abridged edition"

    Very well written abridged edition of Merton's life. Read well and catches your attention. I recommend to anyone interested in Merton.

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    Steven S Thousand Oaks, California 05-09-15
    Steven S Thousand Oaks, California 05-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The start of philosophy is a question."

    I think this is an important book for many people searching for Truth. Not just satiation but the true joy that can only come from the full internal understanding of the Truth. It speaks from a position that isn't drawn from brith to be indoctrinated into a way of thinking. Rather Thomas comes from an unlikely background. The intellectual community that for the most part seeks to discredit the immaterial as being non-existent.

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    Celeste San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 01-28-12
    Celeste San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Just couldn't get into it."
    What disappointed you about The Seven Storey Mountain?

    Boring speaker... just could not manage to get into it.


    What was most disappointing about Thomas Merton’s story?

    Boring speaker... just could not manage to get into it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    Any additional comments?

    Snooze.....

    1 of 18 people found this review helpful

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