Written by Merton’s friend Jim Forest and drawing heavily upon their extensive correspondence, this booklet explores Merton’s beliefs about Christians and war, his life as a monk and his reactions to world events. The text includes the now-famous letter in which Merton counsels Forest, “Do not depend on the hope of results…. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself…. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything.” First published in 1983, the booklet is now in its tenth printing.
Paperback, 44 pages; $2.50
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