Becoming Who You Are

  • by James Martin
  • Narrated by James Martin
  • 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux, and Pope John XXIII), the listener will understand how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

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Helping to rekindle my Roman Catholic Faith

Would you listen to Becoming Who You Are again? Why?

Yes, it provided a number of points which allowed me to meditate/day dream/muse on. So much so, I have no doubt I will gain more from listening to it again as I have no doubt missed considerations.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Who You Are?

The honesty. It shows how people who are far more intelligent, 'Holy' and greater humans than I were not always saints. They were human, they had faults and failings that emphasised the need to be kinder to ourselves and forgive ourselves.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many instances in the book that gave me much food for thought.


Any additional comments?

Five Stars for me as it was what I wanted/needed. I could see how if you did not want such information to meditate on, persons could mark it as 4 stars. If you want something to help focus your thought processes on trying to lead a good life according to the Christian Faith and would benefit from considering real people with real lives and real honest issues and how even the 'best and brightest' struggled with their spiritual lives throughout their lives, this is well worth considering. I took a lot from it. It points in many ways more to further questions than providing answers because we are all different.

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- Leo Delaney

Simple, contemporary and profound

Martin seems to have blended important principles from different popular Christian writers, mainly Merton and Neuwen, into Martin's own journey that relates to contemporary life. I think many will receive and digest important if not crucial messages passed on by these modern saints; that being help in identifying the subtle difference between the quench to attain, achieve and grow for reasons that are wholesome and true to ourselves and for reasons that are more to do with cravings and desires that are never satisfied and false. This book helps those who are searching to live authentically according to who we are, thereby attaining a deeply rich and fulfilling life that is re-connected with God, and written in a way where the average person in the street can understand.
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- Tracy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2011
  • Publisher: Paulist Press, Inc.