Among Friends: Stories from the Journey

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“This book is my Midrash.”

With these words, Father Jim draws us into his life story, full of laughter, tears, and service. Among Friends is a compilation of short stories and insightful lessons experienced on his many travels as a clergyman and motivational speaker. Whether recounting his sobering flying experiences, the time he met the pope, his encounter with the “Weed Man,” or his “lead foot,” Father Jim teaches us lessons through powerful storytelling. As he takes us along on his journey from ...

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Overview

“This book is my Midrash.”

With these words, Father Jim draws us into his life story, full of laughter, tears, and service. Among Friends is a compilation of short stories and insightful lessons experienced on his many travels as a clergyman and motivational speaker. Whether recounting his sobering flying experiences, the time he met the pope, his encounter with the “Weed Man,” or his “lead foot,” Father Jim teaches us lessons through powerful storytelling. As he takes us along on his journey from getting kicked out of seminary to hosting celebrities, such as Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr., Martin Short, Bill Cosby, and former first lady Laura Bush, at his small Kentucky parish, Father Jim shines a light into the corners of the human heart to expose our need for God and the love He alone can give us. You will laugh, cry, and be taken aback by his honesty. In all, Father Jim shows us what it means to love God, love others, and live life Among Friends.

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“You are a wonderful host! Thank you for your warm welcome and for your many kindnesses. You made a memorable day for me and I thank you!” —Laura Bush, former first lady, on A Day Among Friends
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497661004
  • Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 554,278
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Father Jim Sichko is a priest of the diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. He was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. He travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats, and days of recollection. Known for his storytelling, Father Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages that lie within the Gospel. He is booked for speaking engagements through 2015. Each engagement lasts a minimum of three days and averages three thousand people per night. Father Jim completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in vocal performance and received a master of divinity degree from Sacred Heart School of Theology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Great read!

    Entertaining and inspiring. I don't normally read nonfiction but I have attended mass at Fr Jim's parish and found his passion and enthusiasm uplifting and contagious. Among Friends reflects those same gifts and Fr Jim's sense of humor adds to the joy and positive experience of this read. Not just a "Catholic" book but a gread Christian read.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2014

    4 STARS I liked how easy to read and understand the stories th

    4 STARS

    I liked how easy to read and understand the stories that Father Jim tells. I am not Catholic but can learn from him. Some of the Catholic terms were unfamiliar too me but did not interfere with the stories and life lessons Father Jim was teaching. He reaches out to others. He shares his faults very honestly. I smiled a lot with this book. He shares his trials, his miracles, his faith.

    One thing he has been sharing is having a set of fundraisers for his church that was in debt. Part of the money raised would go to the debt and the other to other charities. He share experiences with Regis, Dolly Parton, Bill Cosby and even Donny Osmond. He even told his experiences with the Mormon Missionaries at the concert. I enjoyed hearing his stories and experiences. It is very entertaining but also faith promoting.

    The more we learn about other religions and learn to respect our differences, and find what we have in common makes for a better world.

    I would read other books by Father Jim. He is easy to like and admire, while being very human.

    I was given this ebook to read and agreed to give honest review of it in return.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Another viewpoint, very informative and sincere

    This is a well written personal view of what it is to be a Catholic priest and includes his sincere thoughts, feelings and reflections on his life journey in this dedicated calling. It is a pleasant read and with the media so negative, a great relief to see that good religious people are still on the job. Recommended

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    A MUST Read!

    Fr. Jim is funny, genuine and devoted to spiritual advice that is pertinent to growth in your faith. His stories are hilarious but are followed by sound discernment in the way the Holy Spirit teaches us. Get his book and join him on Facebook for more wit and tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    PebbleSplash

    He pads in, head low.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Everglade

    the tabby she cat padded in and sat down, waiting for pebblesplash.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Among Friends is a collection of tidbits and humorous stories de

    Among Friends is a collection of tidbits and humorous stories demonstrating the practical application of aphorisms like Little things matter. Bloom where you are planted. Notice someone. The trickle down effect. Sometimes it’s a winding road. Aha! moments strike when least expected.

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