A Way to God: The Creation SPirituality Journey of Thomas Merton


"Thomas Merton lives on through his profound and inspirational writings. Fox's powerful portrait will inspire readers to play and pray, congregate and contemplate - and create a community of beings bound by compassion, justice, and joy."

~~Charles Burack, Tikkun

"Matthew Fox has through A Way to God performed a notable and highly creditable role in drawing to the attention of the world the work, thoughts and times of a highly respected and authentic spiritual seeker."

-- Spirituality Today

“This wise and marvelous book will profoundly inspire all those who love Merton and want to know him more deeply.”

— Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

A Way to God inscribes a profound intersection of lives — Merton, Fox, and more — in the history of Christianity, Catholicism, and the emerging Creation Spirituality so relevant to our globe’s current cultural evolution. Perhaps Merton’s lament on the ‘lost art of listening’ can be assuaged significantly by the profound potential impacts of this new book.”

— Kurt Johnson, PhD, coauthor of The Coming Interspiritual Age

“The future of Christianity itself will depend upon its ability to reinvent its forms and practices so that it might become a mutually enhancing presence within the dynamics of life. Among current spiritual theologians, no one has a more comprehensive vision of the necessary changes that must take place than Matthew Fox. In A Way to God he shows how Thomas Merton’s work can be understood as a powerful current within the Creation Spirituality tradition that is so essential for this reimagining of Western religion.”

— Brian Thomas Swimme, professor of cosmology, California Institute of Integral Studies

“Fox is a prophet of our own times…. His writing really sparkles and is frequently reminiscent of the early works of Thomas Merton.”

— Alan Jose, The Tablet: The International Catholic News Weekly