Books

Mystical knowing is learned by opening both heart and mind, not only the intellect. James Finley’s insights are presented in a poetic fashion that resonates most directly with the heart. His books are designed to gently lead you into an ever-deepening realization of the depth and potential of your own life.

 

Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

At age eighteen, James Finley joined the Abbey of Gethsemane where, for the next six years, Thomas Merton was his spiritual director. Drawing from this experience and his continued study, Finley takes us deep to the heart of Merton’s insights on the true self.

 

The Contemplative Heart

James Finley recognizes the depth and range of today’s spiritual yearning and refuses to settle for anything but its most profound possibilities. He opens our everyday living to the contemplative teaching and practices that have traditionally belonged to monks and mystics.