Very first post, so hi, all!
A friend of mine is looking for a book for his aunt, who was raised superficially Catholic but has since fallen away from the faith. She’s probably most inclined toward mystical/New Age spirituality-- very into the power of positive thinking, loves “The Secret,” followed a spiritual channeler for a while, and so forth.
She is interested in learning more about Catholicism, but is also maybe not the best critical thinker, so I suspect anything dogmatic or argumentative would be immediately offputting to her. I’ve nixed Mere Christianity (the friend’s initial idea) for this reason, but am I right in thinking Thomas Merton might be a good “intro” author for someone of this disposition?
Any other suggestions for relatively upbeat, mystical, not-too-rigorous works of Catholic meditation or apologetics?