...from Monica Weiss in The Merton Seasonal 33.3 (Fall, 2008): 34-35

“This little book, charmingly printed by Novalis, is not a sustained argument, but rather a series of forays into various aspects of Merton’s career that intrigue the author… Porter casts his net wide and deep. Insights, supported by references to thinkers from a variety of disciplines, are academic-quality without the academic voice…it is the context of Porter’s language that most delights. As a published poet with a finely honed ability to create mind-awakening images, Porter keeps the reader eager to experience new insights into Merton…[He] is deft at engineering sentences to pique the reader’s spiritual ear.”

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