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Reviews of:

Bread in the Wilderness

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01Merton, ThomasMeditations on the Psalms by Thomas Merton, who is Father Louis of the Order of Cistercians of theConway, Pierre; G.N. Shuster, and J.A. Pike Book Rev Digest (April 1954). Excerpts from reviews by Pierre Conway, G.N. Shuster, and J.A. Pike
1954
02a Religious books made news throughout 1953 and will undoubtedly continue in heavy demand in 1954.  Louisville Times (29 December 1953).
1953
02bMerton Calls Psalms 'Bread in Wilderness'"Those whose vocation in the church is prayer find that they live on the Psalms," Thomas Merton 
1954
02cBread in the WildernessIt is perhaps natural that the sincere, vivid autobiographical writings of the young Trappist monk, 
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03 Thomas Merton wrote a book and woke up one morning to find himself famous. "The Seven Storey  News Malden Mass (10 March 1954).
1954
04Flash of Dark LightningIt is fitting that this study of the Psalms should have been made by Thomas Merton. As a CistercianLentfoehr, Therese, SDS Renascence 7 (Winter 1954): 103-108. Sister M. Therese SDS
1954
05Bread in the WildernessWe will always have need of scholarly commentaries on the psalms, but having mastered them, we canKilian McDonnell, OSB Worship 28 (July 1954): 388-389. Kilian McDonnell, OSB
1954
06Bread in the WildernessTo the Editor:--Last December I read Thomas Merton's Bread in the Wilderness with much interest andOhligslager, M., OSB Worship (November 1954): 550-551. M. Ohligslager OSB
1954
07Merton ReissuedThomas Merton explains the teaching of St John of the Cross on mystical prayer and union with God asLuff, S.G.A. Clergy review 62.8 (August 1977): 336-337. S.G.A. Luff
1977
08Merton and the PsalmsIn 'Bread in the Wilderness,' Thomas Merton, the young Trappist monk of Kentucky's Abbey of Our LadyHabich, William Courier Journal [Louisville] (17 January 1954): William Habich.
1954
09Good MertonesquePublished in 1953, this book reached the reviewer accompanied by ten profuse passages of praise forMurphy, Richard T.A., OP Integrity 8.10 (July 1954): 41-42. Richard T.A. Murphy OP
1954
10The Symbols of the PsalmsPoets are merchants of cosmic symbols. But no amount of suave merchandising will help the merchantPike, James A. New York Times Book Review (24 January 1954). James A. Pike
1954
11The Psalms Alive TodayAlthough Philip Keller's book on Psalm 23 reflects little or no biblical scholarshipStuhlmueller, Carroll C.P. Bible Today 59 (March 19720: 718-719, 728-729.
1972
12 This book makes plain to the multitudes outside the cloister "some of the reasons why  Catholic World 179 (July 1954): 320-321.
1954
13 In the scriptures, the word is incarnate in human words: the Psalms, summingMonroe, N. Elizabeth Sign 33 (March 1954): 70-71.
1954
14 Anyone who undertakes to write a short book on the psalms must be prepared to faceBourke, Joseph, OP Blackfriars 35 (October 1954) 441-442.
1954
15The PsalmsHere is a genuinely inspiring book. The Psalms are its theme. It does not offer a detailedConway, Pierre Commonweal 59 (February 19 1954): 506-507.
1954
16 Though directed primarily to monks, this latest book of Thomas Merton will proveDowd, William A., SJ America 90 (March 20 1954): 659-660.
1954
17Psalms and the OfficeFrom the earliest times the psalms have been the official prayer of the Church, the prayer par excellenceJames, Bruno S. Tablet [London] (7 August 1954): 15s.
1954
18 This is a reprint of a Merton book that has been previously released in a couple of different formats.Eastman, Patrick Monos 9.4 (Jul/Aug 1997): 9.
1997
19 One had the impression that this short book of reflections has perhapsSquire, Aelred, OP Life of the Spirit 9.105 (March 1955): 432.
1955.