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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Martin Narrator: James Martin Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Be inspired by saints like never before in My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ. This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life. From a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan, Martin has relied on the saints to intervene in and guide his life.

As Martin shares with us his many surprising encounters and journeys with the saints, he convincingly explains how we, too, can be close friends with the saints.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/20/2014

    " I read this book with the women's spirituality group at Northeast PreRelease Center. It was so enjoyable! James Martin is humble, funny, knowledgable, and sincere. He showed how the Saints have been relevant in his life rather than telling you how they might influence yours. I learned details about several saints I knew nothing about, even some that have not yet been canonized. I admire the attitude that Martin has toward other cultures, the poor, and the Catholic church. He seems to recognize that everything has flaws but he manages to see the good in them as well. I find his narratives inspiring without being imposing or overly doctrinal. The women in the group also seemed to get a lot out of it! It's a refreshing look at saints as role models and friends rather than icons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 2/19/2014

    " This book was really enjoyable. Good overview of a selection of saint lives and insights into their role in our own. All the while being an easy book to read with Fr. Martin's conversational style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/19/2014

    " The Jesuits are always making you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peg | 2/4/2014

    " truly inspirational, extremely readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/1/2014

    " Awesome introduction to several different saints whose examples were humbling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 1/22/2014

    " light, but fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gspesh | 1/21/2014

    " Enjoyable. If nothing else it gave me an introduction to Thomas Merton and mentioned an interesting book about Charles de Foucald. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen Nace | 1/7/2014

    " In this book the author, a Jesuit priest, talks about the saints that have had the biggest impact on his life and career and why. It is interesting to read his account of his life and what made him give up his successful career in finance to become a priest- and while i do not share his religious beliefs at all, I have to respect a man who gives up everything to live in poverty and spend his time among the poor and in prisons etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 1/6/2014

    " Good intro to some well-known and a few lesser-known Catholic saints through the story of one man's "interactions" with them. Made me want to learn more about Dorothy Day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Nealen | 1/2/2014

    " Remarkable book on some well known and not so well known official saints and some candidates for sainthood. Father Martin describes the saints and his own relationship with them in a way that makes them relevant to one's every day life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/27/2013

    " Thought there were several intriguing choices the author picked for saints that he liked and that had influenced his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 7/24/2012

    " This book is a great introduction to the Saints and their roles in our lives. It's great to see how they are there for people through challenges in life and as role models. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 6/14/2012

    " Absolutely beautiful book about modern Catholic life. By telling us the story of some of his favorite saints, Father Martin both inspires and assures us that God's love is with us BECAUSE we are "only human". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 3/10/2012

    " Surprisingly enjoyable and engaging "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 2/13/2012

    " A view of the lives of some saints through the eyes of one man. I enjoyed the personal relationship he has developed with each of these people. Fr. Martin is easy to read, drawing readers into his world without imposing his beliefs on them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Hornung | 2/11/2012

    " this was a great book on saints "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Crowley | 2/1/2012

    " James J. Martin brings humor to Catholicism. There are many humorous anecdotes throughout MY LIFE WITH THE SAINTS. I recommend hearing him speak. If we can't laugh at ourselves who can we laugh? He is inspiring, enlightening and damn funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Rivenbark | 1/1/2012

    " I really like Martin's writing. This is a helpful and devotional introduction to one man's relationship to some saints who have gone before us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mary catherine | 10/30/2011

    " I really really wanted to like this book but found it vapid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/25/2011

    " Very interesting and a good read. Martin shows himself and the saints as real people with real lives and very human feelings, doubts and actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/3/2011

    " Fr. Martin has a wonderful conversational writing style. This book included the Saint biographies and his personal stories connected to the Saint. I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/16/2010

    " Sweet intro to how each saint feeds us at different times in our lives. Made me fall in love with the saints all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 11/28/2010

    " This was more than just a collection of facts or pious legends. Fr. Martin reminds us that the saints were first, and fully, human and that we must embrace our own humanity as part of our journey to holiness. Love Martin's sense of humor as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/15/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, a spiritual memoir by Jesuit James Martin. And, I've found a Christmas gift for my son's teacher. I hope she likes it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/18/2010

    " I really like Martin's writing. This is a helpful and devotional introduction to one man's relationship to some saints who have gone before us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana | 8/29/2010

    " Great book! Any Catholic would really enjoy getting to know some saints through this book! "

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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.