Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints Christian Classics

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


In All Seasons, For All Reasons: Praying Throughout the Year

In this welcome and welcoming book, Fr. Over the centuries many fruitful approaches to prayer have taken hold, but often there is a certain unease about what is right or what is best. The christian longing to share anguish, and awe has found expression in many forms of prayer, fear, gratitude, beginning in Scripture and the practices and words of Jesus.

In all seasons, for all reasons is drawn from “Teach Us to Pray, ” Fr. James martin eases these concerns with thoughtful, practical encouragement about prayer in all of its forms. Martin’s very popular monthly column in Give Us This Day.

The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

Centered around the ignatian goal of “finding god in all things, and decision-making, prayer, work, ” The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything shows us how to manage relationships, money, all while keeping a sense of humor. Filled with user-friendly examples, humorous stories, and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, Richard Rohr, Anne Lamott, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything is sure to appeal to fans of Kathleen Norris, and other Christian Spiritual writers.

. The jesuit guide to almost everything by the Revered James Martin, SJ My Life with the Saints is a practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Great product! Ignatius of loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary Edition

An outstanding and often hilarious memoir. Publishers weekly“One of the best spiritual memoirs in years. Robert ellsberg“Remarkably engaging. U. S. One of publishers weekly’s best books of the year winner of the christopher award winner of the catholic press association Book Award WITTY, AND ALWAYS ORIGINAL, WRYLY HONEST, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church.

John L. God wants us to be most fully ourselves. The washington Post Book World Great product! In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. In that time, he has been a new york times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story.

Filled with fascinating tales, martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. But he has always remained recognizably himself. Francis of assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them.

Catholic“martin’s final word is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. Allen, Jr.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The seven storey mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks.

At the abbey of gethsemani, " thomas merton struggles to withdraw from the world, "the four walls of my new freedom, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H.

Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives. Great product! A modern-day confessions of saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. Hard Cover Book.


No Man Is an Island

Mariner Books. Great product! Hard Cover Book. A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to. Live the richest, fullest and noblest life” Chicago Tribune.

Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, and salvation in prose that is, as always, fulfillment, inspiring and compassionate.

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

The largest mass shooting in us history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected, " he began. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge to enable LGBT Catholics and the Church to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Adapted from an address he gave to new ways ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children.

Turning to the catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community. The new york times bestselling author of the jesuit guide to Almost Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book.

On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S. J. Posted a video on facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. Hard Cover Book. He then implored his fellow catholics—and people everywhere—to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters.

A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another—Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1.

Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus

Hard Cover Book. Mariner Books. Great product! Based on his talks at New York’s St. Jesus’s final statements, words that are deeply cherished by his followers, exemplify the depth of his suffering but also provide a key to his empathy and why we can connect with him so deeply. This is your mother. My god, my god, why have you forsaken me?”
“I thirst.

It is finished. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. With the warmth, wisdom, and grace that infuse his works, Father James Martin explains why Jesus’s crucifixion and death on the cross is an important teaching moment in the Gospels. Harperone. Patrick’s cathedral on good friday 2015, the new york times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, and why we can turn to Christ completely, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, in mind, heart, what it means to be fully human, and soul.

Each meditation is dedicated to one of the seven sayings:“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. Today you will be with me in Paradise. Woman, this is your son” .

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

HarperOne. Mariner Books. Hard Cover Book. Between heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. A jesuit priest with a busy media ministry, Martin understands the intersections between spirituality and daily life. In between heaven and mirth, the spiritual teachings of other traditions, the lives of the saints, he uses scriptural passages, and his own personal reflections to show us why joy is the inevitable result of faith, because a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God's great plan for humankind.

Father martin reminds us that happiness is the good God’s own goal for us. Timothy M. Harperone. Great product! . Dolan, archbishop of new yorkfrom the colbert report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, humor, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, SJ, and laughter can change our lives and save our spirits.


Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Great product! . Harperone. James martin, popular media commentator, gifted storyteller, sj, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, editor at large of America magazine, prayer and travel.

Combining the fascinating insights of historical jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry—clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples—can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant.

Martin also brings together the most up-to-date scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow and funny Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant.

Mariner Books. But in jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother. HarperOne. HarperOne.

New Seeds of Contemplation

Christians and non-christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. HarperOne. For merton, "every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. Harperone. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love.

Great product! New Directions. One of the best-loved books by one of the great spiritual authors of our time, with a new introduction by best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd. New seeds of contemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. New seeds of contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives.

HarperOne. Hard Cover Book. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Mariner Books. John of the cross, and the medieval mystics, The Cloud of Unknowing, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau.