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Patty R. reviewed Thomas Merton in Alaska: The Alaskan Conferences, Journals, and Letters (New Directions Paperbook) on + 96 more book reviews
Ultimate Truth Revealed, June 12, 2002
Reviewer: "donkuby99" (the Ukraine)
Everyone experinces in their life moments of truth. It is in these times we come to understand and realize the ultimate reality and grounding for ourselves and everything around us. Though not very long, Merton's journal entries spill out the sacramental truth he saw in Alaska. God spoke to Merton through everything around him during his stay in Alaska - the people, trees, water, mountains, etc. And in turn it pours back out of Merton in his talks and conferences. Very few things in this world we can be sure of. But the truth is never wrong and never changes - this book reveals a little slice of the Great Center which we all seek to draw near to.