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

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Harper Collins, Mar 9, 2010 - Religion - 448 pages
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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. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Centered around the Ignatian goal of “finding God in all things,” The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything shows us how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision-making, 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, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything is sure to appeal to fans of Kathleen Norris, Richard Rohr, Anne Lamott, and other Christian Spiritual writers.


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James Martin seems like a modern day person who embodies a lowly tone in his writing. As a protestant Christian, I have a certain way of seeing the world shaped by my own beliefs, and beliefs of others. This book challenged me to treat God as someone who is more approachable than a close friend.
I am not literate and I've managed to fumble my way to the 10th chapter (80% through the book). This book has changed how I pray, meditate, and read the bible. I highly recommend this to you if you curious about the Jesuits or are in transition between your parent's and your own faith.


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REV. JAMES MARTIN, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of The Abbey, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media. He has appeared on all the major radio and television networks and in venues as diverse as National Public Radio, FOX TV, Comedy Central, the BBC, the History channel, and Vatican Radio. Follow the author on Facebook (FrJamesMartin) and Twitter (@JamesMartinSJ).

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