FREE delivery: Sep 22 - 24
Fastest delivery: Sep 20 - 21
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
$$28.47 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$28.47
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Super Supply Central.
Return policy: Eligible for Return within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt. You may receive a partial or no refund on used, damaged or materially different returns.
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Friday, Sep 24 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Sep 22 - 23
Used: Good | Details
Sold by WestieBooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships directly from Amazon. Former library book but is in good condition.
Other Sellers on Amazon
$22.96
+ $5.52 shipping
Sold by: booksandbling
Sold by: booksandbling
(1244 ratings)
92% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$30.17
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: abundance_of_books
Sold by: abundance_of_books
(8521 ratings)
82% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$34.66
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: OZ's Store
Sold by: OZ's Store
(22 ratings)
100% positive
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Journals of Thomas Merton, Vol. 2, 1941-1952: Entering the Silence - Becoming a Monk & Writer Hardcover – January 1, 1996

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
$28.47
$22.96 $3.76

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Journals of Thomas Merton, Vol. 2, 1941-1952: Entering the Silence - Becoming a Monk & Writer
  • +
  • Run to the Mountain: The Story of a VocationThe Journal of Thomas Merton, Volume 1: 1939-1941 (The Journals of Thomas Merton)
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
One of these items ships sooner than the other.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

To love oneself perfectly, Merton writes in an entry near the end of this volume, is to disappear. For a writer, it is to disappear entirely into one's writing as God disappears entirely into the world--a disappearance that makes one fully, paradoxically, present. This is the record of a remarkable twentieth-century figure perfecting his love in the process, as the subtitle has it, of becoming a monk and writer. The book includes two fragments and a complete journal, only part of which was published during Merton's lifetime. The complete journal from December 1946 to July_ 1952, which describes the tension between writing and contemplation in which Merton lived at Gethsemani, is an exemplary piece of writing about writing, as well as an invitation to active contemplation. This is the second of seven volumes scheduled to appear over the next three years. It will enchant readers who are new to Merton as well as those who encountered him for the first time in the premonastic journals of volume one and those who have known him for a long time. It will leave new readers and old acquaintances anxious for the next encounter. Steve Schroeder

From the Publisher

"Let me keep silence in this world, except in so far as God wills and in the way He wills it. Let me at least disappear into the writing I do. It should mean nothing special to me, nor harm my recollection. The work could be a prayer; its results should not concern me."-Thomas Merton, December 14, 1946

During his arduous days and nights in the silence of the monastery, the young Thomas Merton simultaneously advanced to priesthood and emerged as a surprising bestselling author when his spiritual autobiography, The Seven Story Mountain, was published in 1948. Spanning the journal entries in an eleven-year period from December 12, 1941 to July 5, 1952, Entering the Silence unfolds Merton's budding literary career and the development of his spiritual ideas in a uniquely personal literary style that would propel his writings into the mainstream. As the demands of his literary success rose, so did the tensions between remaining an observant monk and a talented, prolific writer. Faithful to both of these passions, Merton struggled with the requirements of daily monastic life while he continued to grace the world with his fresh observations and profound insights.

This second volume in the Merton journals includes passionate descriptions of monastic life -- silence, chanting, farm work, the community of monks -- and touchingly exhibits the young priest's dedication to writing. "At work -- writing -- I am doing a little better. I mean, I am less tied up in it, more peaceful and detached. Taking one thing at a time and going over it slowly and patiently and forgetting the other jobs that have to take their turn."

As Merton's talent as a writer blossomed, he eloquently reconciled his spiritual life with his writing life, drawing deep connection between the two.


Treat yourself, you've earned it

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 501 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0060654767
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060654764
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.94 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.75 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
6 global ratings
5 star
77%
4 star
23%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2014
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2013
Verified Purchase