Some of today's most popular spiritual writers-including Rev.
James Martin, S.J.; Bishop Robert Barron; Robert Ellsberg; Rev.
Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M.; and Kaya Oakes-explore the meaning of life and what we live for using Thomas Merton's life and writings as a guide. In his address before the US Congress, Pope Francis praised Merton as one of four exemplary Americans.
This was no surprise to the thousands who already know and appreciate the twentieth-century monk, but there were many listening that day who still have no idea who Merton is. What I Am Living For offers readers new to Merton, as well as longtime enthusiasts, an opportunity to see how the influential twentieth-century monk and writer continues to encourage the awakening of faith in the twenty-first century.