ProvidenceThe One Spirit Book Club described Providence in this way:
"After writing Ishmael, perhaps one of the most powerful works of spiritual fiction recently published, Daniel Quinn returns with another story -- his own. In Providence, Quinn -- a Trappist postulant under Thomas Merton -- details the long sojourn that shaped his revolutionary way of seeing the world.
"Quinn's autobiography sweeps from his earliest memories (including a prophetic childhood dream) to his short stay in Gethsemani monastery (where he had a life-transforming vision) to his personal rediscovery of humankind's universal religion. Along the way, we see the radical ideas he would later set forth in Ishmael coming together like pieces in a puzzle.
Filled with penetrating insight, Providence follows the meandering road one man took to find our rightful place in the community of life."