James Martin: Essential Writings

James Martin: Essential Writings


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James Martin: Essential Writings by James Martin

One of the nation's most beloved spiritual authors, James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and former longtime chaplain of The Colbert Report. This anthology includes insights and reflections on all manner of topics drawn from his articles, books, and online writings over the past quarter century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626982130
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Series: Modern Spiritual Masters
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 374,091
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Call of the King 1

Pilgrim Journey 3

Books 6

Media Priest 11

Topics and Themes 13

Conclusion 15

1 Motions of the Soul: Spirituality and Prayer 17

The Six Paths 18

The Long Dark Night 20

Shadows in Prayer 26

Consolation 34

Contemplation in Action 43

The Most Infallible Sign 47

The Business of Belief 55

Holy Dirt 62

A Prayer for Frustrated Catholics 68

2 God in All Things: The Divine in Daily Life 71

Six Stupid Things I Never Want to Do Again 72

Now I Get It 74

True Selves and False Ones 76

Don't Be a Jerk 83

The Last Acceptable Prejudice? 85

Reasons to Go to Church 98

Lourdes Diary 100

Here's How God Works 117

The Five Lessons of Good Friday 120

A Sorrowful Joy 123

A Simple Christmas 125

Galilee 127

3 The Care of Souls: Solidarity with the Suffering and the Wounded 131

The Understanding Christ 132

Finding God in the Operating Room 134

Ploughing the Soul 141

Reflections on Chronic Illness and Pain, among Other Things 144

Why Stay in a Church So Clearly Flawed? 151

How Could It Happen? 157

John Mutaburunga and His Cows 164

Good Friday on Boylston Street 166

The Laying Down of Life 168

Looking Back on September 11 173

Obama and Civil Rights 180

Simply Loving 182

Where Were You, God? A Prayer for Newtown 185

4 More by Deeds than by Words: Models of Holiness 187

Living with the Saints 188

Where Holiness Makes Its Home 200

Patrons and Companions 205

His Wife Is a Saint … So Is Her Husband 210

Jesus, Mary and Joseph! 213

Newborn 233

Saintly Bad Behavior 235

The Saint of the Sock Drawer 238

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