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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Martin Narrator: James Martin Publisher: Paulist Press, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux, and Pope John XXIII), the listener will understand how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/12/2013

    " Quick and easy read with simple reminders that each of us has our own path to holiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/18/2013

    " If you are wondering, wandering , discerning which path to take... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 9/4/2013

    " Loved this book. James Martin is a wonderful writer and I so appreciate his faith sharing. This will be a must read for my college aged daughters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 8/31/2013

    " I liked Fr. Martin's short book. He reflects on the lives of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and others in their pursuit to find themselves - and he offers reflections to help readers accept themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisajo62 | 8/11/2013

    " Read as part of the Lenten studies at Church. Enjoyed very much. Great for anyone searching for something more, you are definately not alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danae Hudson | 7/21/2013

    " A good book with some great insights, but, if you've read My Life With The Saints, there is a good deal of overlap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 7/19/2013

    " I did not remember this book when I looked at the title. After reading the forward again I do remember that Mr. Merton gave wonderful insights into how he thinks and feels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 7/6/2013

    " Not as strong a book at others written by Martin. I thought this book was not as well organized or insightful. I was a bit disappointed all in all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/20/2013

    " I don't think this is a book you like or dislike. It didn't move me unexpectedly, but I did learn about the struggles of 2 great Christian theologians. It didn't stick with me, but I liked it at the time I read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/11/2013

    " Father Martin's literary style is conversational and thought provoking. He shares personal insights to his spiritually and encourages the reader to engage in self examination and reflection. Good book to share as a gift! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/16/2013

    " Interesting info about Merton and author's reflections on the path to becoming your true self. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 10/5/2012

    " It was harmless if not helpful. Not among the better spiritual books I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/11/2012

    " This is my least favorite Fr. Martin book. I LOVED "My Life with the Saints" and recommend that instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza Ann Acosta | 2/16/2012

    " I actually heard it on audio and it was fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard D'ambrosio | 12/14/2011

    " James Martin is a great thinker and writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Hall | 8/1/2011

    " this book will change your life - it asks critical questions and forces contemplation of each indivudals purpose and discovery of true self "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 6/3/2011

    " Emphasizes that the path to holiness is linked to discovering & developing the gifts God has placed in each of us. This is the perfect time for me to ponder this insight, and Fr Martin is the perfect author to present it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Minrose | 1/17/2011

    " This book was a disappointment. His other book My life with the Saints was wonderful. So I had high expectations. I don't really care for Merton and the book was full of his opinions. Not enough of James Martin's ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/29/2010

    " this book will change your life - it asks critical questions and forces contemplation of each indivudals purpose and discovery of true self "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/26/2009

    " It was harmless if not helpful. Not among the better spiritual books I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/23/2009

    " I don't think this is a book you like or dislike. It didn't move me unexpectedly, but I did learn about the struggles of 2 great Christian theologians. It didn't stick with me, but I liked it at the time I read it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Minrose | 12/7/2008

    " This book was a disappointment. His other book My life with the Saints was wonderful. So I had high expectations. I don't really care for Merton and the book was full of his opinions. Not enough of James Martin's ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/5/2008

    " I did not remember this book when I looked at the title. After reading the forward again I do remember that Mr. Merton gave wonderful insights into how he thinks and feels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/4/2008

    " This is my least favorite Fr. Martin book. I LOVED "My Life with the Saints" and recommend that instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisajo62 | 2/14/2008

    " Read as part of the Lenten studies at Church. Enjoyed very much. Great for anyone searching for something more, you are definately not alone. "

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About the Author

Reverend James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America magazine, and the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Jesus. He 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, as well as in venues ranging from NPR’s Fresh Air, Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, and the PBS NewsHour to Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. Before entering the Jesuit order in 1988, he graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years.