This book is an autobiography of a man who, after a youth filled with worldly experiences and ambitions, converts to Catholicism and chooses to live his life in a Trappist monastery. His journey from a secular life to a deeply spiritual one is filled with introspection and profound insights about the nature of faith and the quest for a meaningful life. His story is a powerful testament to the pull of spiritual enlightenment and the peace that comes from dedicating one's life to a higher purpose.
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- 75th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
- The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
- 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
- Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)