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." (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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Honest and very 'readable' tale of the author's spiritual pathway
Thought provoking and informative
The manner in which Saints were shown to be human, with human failings, albeit the difference between them and I is, I don't even have the word!
The introduction to new saints and more information on saints I was already aware of but whose special grace I did not fully understand.
It invoked positive emotions overall. Some parts did make me laugh, some gave cause for reflection.
Having read a number of other books by James Martin S.J., because he is providing his own thought there is a quantity of repetition. Overall this does not detract from the presentation, it still totals 12 and a half hours in the audible format some a little bit of repetition is to be expected. I found the Chapter on Our Lady interesting for the time allowed to it. Considering 120 hours would still not do this area of study or devotion justice, overall a very good job.
- Leo Delaney