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.
"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." (
"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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If you want a Catholic perspective - go elsewhere.
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.
Not unless I have to.
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.
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 ...
- N. Hammond
Honest and very 'readable' tale of the author's spiritual pathway