Posts tagged with ‘Books’

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“Does anyone read Thomas Merton any more?”

by Carl McColman

Yesterday I received a review copy of a beautiful new book: The Selected Essays of Thomas Merton, edited by Patrick F. O’Connell. This newly published anthology from Orbis Books includes thirty-three essays on a wide range of topics. I am confident that anyone who loves Merton, poetry, or contemplation will find much to savor here. […]

Instead of singing for your supper, how about blogging for books?

by Carl McColman
Sorry, there's no illegal whiskey involved.

This post is aimed at people who blog, or have a podcast, or in some other way like to express themselves online. If you are not such a person, feel free to skip this, unless you’d like a peek into how book marketing works… My irrepressible friend Mike Morrell is a publicist who promotes progressive Christian books. […]

Answering the Contemplative Call

by Carl McColman

Answering the Contemplative Call I am pleased to announce that my forthcoming book, Answering the Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path, has been entered into the Amazon.com database. The book will not be released until January 2013, but you can pre-order your copy by clicking here. Eventually the book will also be available […]

Thank you…

by Carl McColman

Thank you to Joann D. of Tucker, GA, who recently donated $32 to help me send copies of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism to two monasteries. Thanks to her generosity, today I’ll be mailing copies of the book to St. Leo’s Abbey in St. Leo’s, Florida, and St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. That […]

Some New Books to Explore

by Carl McColman

If this were an ideal world and I had all the time in the universe to do everything I would like, I’d be reading all sorts of books — and writing lengthy reviews of many of them on this blog. But, alas, ours is not an ideal world, and so like everyone else I have […]

Read an excerpt from my new book!

by Carl McColman

Paraclete Press, the publisher of my new book on the spiritual lessons from Narnia, has posted a generous excerpt from the book in PDF format online. Please take a moment to read it — and if you find it entertaining or useful, I hope you’ll order a copy (or three) for yourself or to give […]

Letting Go

by Carl McColman

I have a friend who is a hoarder. He owns somewhere in the vicinity of 25,000 books, along with numerous DVDs and videos. He’s in his seventies, so this represents a lifetime of collecting. His house is jammed full of the things, along with a large storage shed in his back yard, not to mention […]