My Life With the Saints

  • by James Martin SJ
  • Narrated by James Martin SJ
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Be inspired by saints like never before in My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ. This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life. From a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan, Martin has relied on the saints to intervene in and guide his life.
As Martin shares with us his many surprising encounters and journeys with the saints, he convincingly explains how we, too, can be close friends with the saints.


What the Critics Say

"Martin, a Jesuit priest and associate editor of America magazine, takes a splendid idea and develops it masterfully by weaving stories from his life into those of his favorite saints." ( Publishers Weekly)
"It is one thing to read the lives of the saints, quite another to hear about somebody who lives with the saints, who thinks about, researches, and calls upon certain saints regularly. Such a person is, today, a rarity. Such a person is GE-exec-turned-Jesuit Martin, associate editor of the national Catholic weekly America, who details his introduction to and relationship with more than a dozen of his favorite haloed heroes in this book." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

If you want a Catholic perspective - go elsewhere.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A Catholic faithfully witnessing to the Catholic Faith, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, as a Catholic .. not an ego-fest, dressed up in 'My Life' humility, and covering a multitude of opinions hostile to the Church.

Has My Life With the Saints put you off other books in this genre?


Would you be willing to try another one of James Martin’s performances?

Not unless I have to.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, of course there were. It was going cheap, it was mercifully short, and relatively revealing of the writer, also it did a fairly good job of presenting a boundless ego in the context of his limited Social Justice Warriorship.

Any additional comments?

It is well written - for the snatch-and-go (majority) spirituality that we face .. or enjoy .. today. This is genuinely comforting, even lulling, and helpful if you want to take the heroic virtues of the listed saints .. and bend them to suit your own will - not take up your cross, with them, and follow the Pioneer of our Faith. But do not be mistaken, Fr Martin does not present the Catholic Faith, not even via his personal opinions; if you desire to know the Faith, go to the books that tend not to be on sites like this .. Tumblar House,Tan Books, Sheed And Ward (currently with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group) .. etc ...

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- N. Hammond

Honest and very 'readable' tale of the author's spiritual pathway

I love the way James Martin tells his tale personally. He has a pleasant tone of voice and his delivery is convincing.
His book is both entertaining, spiritually helpful and his journey is fascinating.
Now I want to get a paper copy to be able to ponder a bit more easily. There is material for meditation here.
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- wolffie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2010
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press