The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
A Spirituality for Real Life
By James Martin
(HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780061432682, 432pp.)
Publication Date: March 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits), was known for his practical spirituality. The "way of Ignatius" has helped millions of peoplefrom the doubtful seeker to the devout believerfind freedom, make friends, live simply, work sensibly, fall in love, experience joy, and enter into a relationship with God.
The Ignatian goal of "finding God in all things" eans that every part of our lives can lead us to God. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything shows us how this is possible, with user-friendly examples, humorous stories and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, as well as examples from Martin's twenty years as a Jesuit. The traditional wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything translates these insights of St. Ignatius for a modern audience and reveals how we can find Godand how God can find usin the real world of work, love, suffering, decisions, prayer, and friendship.
Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, contributing editor of America magazine, and bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and My Life with the Saints. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, Father Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business.
The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and associate editor of America, the Jesuit magazine, has written a new book for those interested in borrowing from Jesuit tenets to live simpler lives. It's called The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. More at NPR.org
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“[The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything] becomes like a read-along spiritual director, someone to prompt you with questions, redirect your gaze and help you, Martin says, to ‘discern where God might be speaking to you.’”
“User-friendly...The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything…helpfully unpacks core precepts like ‘finding God in all things.’”
“An excellent introduction to Jesuit spirituality for a general reader.... [Martin’s] writing is accessible, comprehensive, and often humorous.”
Writing beautifully, and with frequent touches of humor, James Martin, SJ, shows us what he’s learned in religious life, and in the process offers us a rich spiritual feast.
-Catholic Digest (Editor's Top Pick of the Month)