Only an artist can truly perceive the mind of another artist, and only a great spiritual teacher can fathom the spiritual heart of another teacher. Encounters with Merton offers readers Nouwen’s insights into the essential teachings of Thomas Merton, the renowned  monk, writer, and inspiration to millions of seekers. Nouwen’s reflections bring  Merton’s vision to life, while revealing what is at the heart of their mutual vision of the spiritual quest.