Books The Best Thomas Merton Books  

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List of the best Thomas Merton books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With thousands of followers and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Thomas Merton is one of the most influential authors of the last 100 years. Merton was a Catholic monk and spiritual writer, best known for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Thomas Merton who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list below has a variety of books, like The Seven Storey Mountain and Thoughts in Solitude, in it. What are Thomas Merton's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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New Seeds of Contemplation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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The seven storey mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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No man is an island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
No man is an island Thomas Merton

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Thoughts in solitude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thoughts in solitude Thomas Merton

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Conjectures of a guilty bystan... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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Zen and the birds of appetite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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A Book of Hours is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
A Book of Hours Thomas Merton

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The Sign of Jonas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
The Sign of Jonas Thomas Merton

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The Asian journal of Thomas Me... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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Wisdom of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Wisdom of the Desert Thomas Merton

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A Year with Thomas Merton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
A Year with Thomas Merton Jonathan Montaldo, Thomas Merton

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The New Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
The New Man Thomas Merton

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The Inner Experience is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
The Inner Experience William Henry Shannon, Thomas Merton

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Mystics and Zen Masters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Mystics and Zen Masters Thomas Merton

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Spiritual Direction and Medita... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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Dialogues with Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Dialogues with Silence Thomas Merton

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Life and Holiness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Life and Holiness Thomas Merton

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Raids on the unspeakable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Raids on the unspeakable Thomas Merton

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Love and Living is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Love and Living Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart

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Entering the silence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Entering the silence Thomas Merton, Jonathan Montaldo

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Seeds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Seeds Thomas Merton

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Praying the Psalms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Praying the Psalms Thomas Merton

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The Collected Poems of Thomas ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books

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Opening the Bible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Opening the Bible Thomas Merton

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Run to the mountain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Run to the mountain Thomas Merton

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The Ascent to Truth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
The Ascent to Truth Thomas Merton