My Life With the Saints

My Life With the Saints
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Paperback, Loyola Press, 2007, ISBN13 9780829426441, ISBN10 0829426442

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One of Publishers Weeklys Best Books of the Year

Winner of a Christopher Award

Winner of a Catholic Press Association Book Award

Meet some surprising friends of God in this warm and wonderful memoir

James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some surprising friendsthe saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. They pray for me, offer me comfort, give me examples of discipleship, and help me along the way, he writes.

The author is both engaging and specific about the help and companionship he has received. When his pride proves troublesome, he seeks help from Thomas Merton, the monk and writer who struggled with egotism. In sickness he turns to Thrse of Lisieux, who knew about the boredom and self-pity that come with illness. Joan of Arc shores up his flagging courage. Aloysius Gonzaga deepens his compassion. Pope John XXIII helps him to laugh and not take life too seriously.

Martins inspiring, witty, and always fascinating memoir encompasses saints from the whole of Christian history from St. Peter to Dorothy Day. His saintly friends include Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a lifelong pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the gritty housing projects of inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. This rich, vibrant, stirring narrative shows how the saints can help all of us find our way in the world.

In a cross between Holden Caulfield and Thomas Merton, James Martin has written one of the best spiritual memoirs in years.

Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints

It isnt often that a new and noteworthy book comes along in this genre, but we have reason to celebrate My Life with the Saints. It is earmarked for longevity. It will endure as an important and uncommon contribution to religious writing.

Doris Donnelly, America

An account... that is as delightful as it is instructive.

First Things

In delightful prose Martin recounts incidents, both perilous and funny, that have prompted him to turn to the saints, and in doing so shows us a new way of living out a devotion that is as old and universal as the Church.

Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University

An outstanding and often hilarious memoir.

Publishers Weekly

Martins final word for us is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be like Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves.

The Washington Post Book World

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Publisher: Loyola Press
Publish Date: Oct 01, 2007
ISBN-13: 9780829426441
ISBN-10: 0829426442
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9
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