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James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through scripture, 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’ life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. 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. 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. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Father James Martin, SJ, is refreshingly innovative in his Jesus: A Pilgrimage. He has a knack for giving a new perspective to the familiar, making the reader exclaim, ‘Ah, yes!’ A superb gift.”

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • Jesus is one of the best books I’ve read in years. Jesus is a love letter to the first-century Jewish radical Martin has devoted his life to following. Bravo, Father Martin, for writing a must–read.”

    Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of Lit

  • “A consideration of Christ, human and divine, from an on-native-ground perspective…An intelligent, lively travelogue, well-timed to arrive for the Easter season, and a welcome complement to a direct reading of the Gospels.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This is a sensitive, heartfelt inquiry into the person of Jesus. James Martin encounters Jesus again and again on a pilgrimage through Israel. In his book the great texts of the Gospels come to life and are transformed for the reader into an encounter with Jesus as he really was.”

    Reverend Gerhard Lohfink, author of Jesus of Nazareth

  • “Want a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a reliable guide? Open these pages and travel with Father Jim Martin. He’s at his best here, opening the Gospel mysteries but with a light touch. Serious scholar, yes—but mostly a pilgrim believer trying to make his way, just like us.”

    Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking

  • “Martin offers a very personal meditative memoir but one informed by critical biblical and archaeological scholarship and graced with his accustomed narrative skill. His entertaining, thoughtful, and inspiring account will delight both seasoned pilgrims and those who want to be.”

    Harold W. Attridge, Sterling Professor of Divinity and former dean of the Yale Divinity School

  • “Farther James Martin, chaplain to the Colbert nation, uses the geography of the Holy Land to map out the separate plots of earth called historical Jesus, Christology, and personal (as well as ecclesial) spirituality. Every reader will enjoy the journey through this triple territory with such an insightful companion.”

    Professor John P. Meier, William K. Warren Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame

  • “In this inspiring medley of travelogue, academically informed Bible study, and pilgrimage, Martin resurrects an ancient Christian form of spirituality and serves as a trustworthy guide through the life of Jesus. Jesus is a must-read for those who want their Bible brought to life with accuracy, sincerity, and sparkle.”

    Candida Moss, professor of the New Testament and early Christianity, University of Notre Dame

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, January 2014
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
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