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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
Thomas Merton
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Thoughts in solitude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
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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Wisdom of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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Zen and the birds of appetite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
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A Book of Hours is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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The New Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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The Sign of Jonas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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The Asian journal of Thomas Me... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
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A Year with Thomas Merton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Jonathan Montaldo, Thomas Merton
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The Inner Experience is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
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
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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Raids on the unspeakable is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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Dialogues with Silence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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Life and Holiness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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Love and Living is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart
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Entering the silence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton, Jonathan Montaldo
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Seeds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton
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Praying the Psalms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
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
Thomas Merton
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Run to the mountain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thomas Merton Books
Thomas Merton