Thomas Merton is simply incredible and in my opinion the most significant religious for half a century. This book is a fine treatment about the realities of love in ouir lives. He has a way of making the deepest and even mystical matters understandable and he more than any author has been the most influential for me 1972. That's a long time. He is a gifted, humorous, lucid and superb author. You cannot get much better than him if you are interested in a real "spiritual life".