- Series: Shambhala Library
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Shambhala; Special edition edition (November 16, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590300394
- ISBN-13: 978-1590300398
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 69 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,246,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century (Shambhala Library) Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, November 16, 2004
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"Thomas Merton does not so much introduce the Fathers of the desert; he stands in their midst, as one of them."—Daniel Berrigan, author of Uncommon Prayer: A Book of Psalms
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Thomas Merton (1915–1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain.
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Indeed Merton's introduction to their era, their motives and their gifts to the Church make plain just how timely the Father's and his own words are to our own day.
From the pen of one who longed for a truly eremitic life, yet who lived for nothing other than serving the Lord Jesus Christ, this reader found Merton's WISDOM OF THE DESERT a delightful volume; would that it was a bit longer...
J. Patrick Wilkens