James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit. Editorial Reviews. Review. Father James Martin, SJ, is refreshingly innovative in his Jesus: A Pilgrimage. He has a knack for giving a new perspective to the. “This is an invaluable book for anyone desiring to know more about Jesus, and how his life can illumine our own spiritual pilgrimage. James Martin makes.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Authentic Gospel of Jesus. Geza Vermes. A History Of God. Karen Armstrong. The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. James Martin. Life of Christ. Fulton J. 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. If the book is this one, the answer is yes, we do. James Martin, S.

A Pilgrimage. Martin has produced a remarkable combination of modern scholarship on the Gospels, his experiences on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, his own creative imagination and sense of humor, and wise advice pertaining to Christian life.

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Throughout, vivid details of his search in blistering heat for holy sites both authentic and dubious anchor this complex, compelling spiritual testimony.

Martin helps answer that question through an insightful, balanced, intelligent, widely-embracing, and faith-filled account of his own journey in search of Jesus. A book for everyone, regardless of creed or background. James Martin at his best! James Martin encounters Jesus again and again on a pilgrimage through Israel. In his book the great texts of the Gospels come to live and are transformed for the reader into an encounter with Jesus as he really was.

He invites you to accompany him on a pilgrimage through the Holy Land. New Testament scholarship opens up the life of Jesus so that the Gospels can speak to each of us personally and transform us as they did their first hearers.

Thomas, St. Learned yet highly accessible, he weaves together a number of insights gleaned from the Gospels, a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Ignatian spirituality, and his personal and pastoral experience. This is a Jesus book I highly recommend. Stegman, S. What a joy to take this personal and fascinating pilgrimage with Fr. Martin, one that leads to a refreshing awareness and understanding of the beloved Carpenter from Nazareth. This book not only informs, it inspires.

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Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. Written in the first person, the narrative is interspersed with experiences of the author's visit to the Holy Land and his personal encounter with Jesus through the Gospels and his life as a Jesuit.

Any review would be but a facile representation of the reality that is the book itself. A must read for the sheer joy of the encounter. I have to confess that I am a fan and have read other titles by the same author,which is why I had no hesitation in picking up this title as well.

This amazing book was gifted to me. It's a brilliant combination of travelogue-religious history-Scripture reflection all in one. It's written with reverence, insight and a wonderful sense of humour.

Immersed yourself in a travelogue thru the ways Okie Lord Jesus Christ travelled. See all 3 reviews. Most helpful customer reviews on site. Verified download. I've read several of Fr. Martin's books and this one is possibly the best one of all. I've always wanted to visit Israel and take in the sites and reading this book, I feel like I'm there with him.

He writes with such humor, wit and insight that it is hard to put this book down. Like the author says, this isn't a theology book, but a book about his travels seen through the lens of his faith as a Catholic and Jesuit priest - but his writing is "down to earth" and accessible. I've never met Fr.

Martin but I think he would be an excellent teacher and a fun person to travel with - and all of that comes out in this book. I just wish he could write books more quickly so we didn't have to wait so long between them - ha ha! A Pilgrimage begins with an introduction that clearly lays out what the book is and more importantly, what the book is not. I point this out because, I generally go in with preconceived notions of what I expect or want from a book. Martin is quick to point out that this book is not a theological discussion on who Jesus is, nor is it a Bible commentary.

This book, however, is a look at Jesus, as we see Him in the Gospels, through the viewpoint of Fr. Martin's education, experience, and a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

If we keep this in mind when reading the book, we can give it a proper review. Each chapter is laid out in the same format. Martin first mentions the place he is going to visit. I came of age during Vatican II so as a teenager, it was a very confusing time for me in our parish for our family. When I left home to go to college I left the church behind. I slowly started coming back to the church about 15 years ago and had a powerful conversion experience which accelerated my return.

I went and joined the parish where I was living in Vermont at the time. One of the larger towns in Vermont, I enlisted the support of many in the parish to help me come back to the church and will always be grateful for those who helped.

During that first year I prepared to make a confession, the biggest one of my life spanning over 30 years of doing my will instead of His. After this confession with the pastor, He asked me if I would join up with RCIA to help our group leader who was a former Episcopalian who had already been helping me.

I stayed in RCIA for 3 years helping and sponsoring but after Easter that first year I felt like I was set adrift with no anchor so I too quickly formed a book group with the approval of the pastor and the participation of so many I had already sought help from in the parish. One lady phoned me at home after announcements appeared in the parish bulletin, recommended some books that she liked, and stated to me that "the Holy Spirit was clearly working in my life" and said she was thrilled to see a man step up to do something new in our parish where women were nearly always the organizers.

I called into Johnette Benkovic's show live on the radio and related to her how so many "Women of Grace" were helping me come back to the church.

She recommended the seven volume In Conversation with God meditations by Francis Fernandez to help me sync and synergize with the liturgical year. I bought each volume separately to make the acquisition of all seven volumes affordable throughout a year.

I met some itinerant Franciscans from Boston on a back road in Vermont and offered them a ride to Boston. As I dropped them off outside of Boston, I asked one of the priests to be my spiritual director which we managed itinerantly over the next couple of years.

To answer just a couple of questions that Kevin posted here, one of my most powerful experiences in a place meeting Jesus actually His Mother was at the Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer in Jamaica Vermont. It is an exact replica of our Lady's home in Ephesus,Turkey and I was so blessed to be part of the Honor Guard with the Knights of Columbus at the opening dedication of this Shrine with the Bishop from Ephesus Turkey who traveled to Vermont to open it.

I had been praying the rosary a lot but this being in Mary's home in Ephesus just had a profound effect on me. Marrying the physical of this world with the supernatural is how I try to use my imagination in prayer. I studied the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as well during this time period. Father Joseph, my director, then began guiding me to the Liturgy of the Hours through the single volume Christian Prayer as an alternative to praying the rosary three times in one day which I had been doing.

Of course, I still pray the rosary and use my imagination contemplating the mysteries.

Martin describes all hurdles and obstacles just seem to melt away. Things that in his mind he thought could be problematic to the trip go smoother than silk. When things go wrong at every turn, obstacles arise constantly, can this be the way I can know that I am outside of His Will for me?

A very simple principle for some, but, has not been so simple for me and taken me a long time to learn. Father Martin describes this principle marvelously. His trip was just meant to be. Janean Stallman 4 years 6 months ago I love the idea of visualizing the scenes where Jesus was walking and talking, and then even being a part of it.


It makes Jesus and the setting so much more real for me. I live near a body of water called the "Hood Canal. I go to the State Park there which is on the water to walk my dog, watch birds, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

One day, after I had read Fr. Martin's book, I was sitting there looking for birds, and I decided to try the meditation.

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I was thinking about the Sea of Galilee, and then I imagined Jesus in a boat on the Canal, and he stood up and motioned to me and said, "Come, follow me. I took that moment to the discussion class and told them about it. In hindsight, I think that was the start of my returning to the Catholic parish. It was definitely that beginning of a spiritual connection that I needed in my life. Sara Damewood 4 years 5 months ago That's a powerful image, Janean.

Thanks for sharing! He writes that God draws near and we become afraid. He writes that Mary is "greatly disturbed". He then internalizes this and writes that God Breaks into our Lives.

Father Thomas Dubay, in his series on contemplation, calls this the "Divine Invasion". Father Martin. The Father has broken into Peter's life through this revelation and Peter is elevated, promoted, set aside, anoint ed, become the rock the Church is built on, is given the keys The process that Father Martin describes has been described by Jesus Himself!

Easy Answer: He doesn't. Father Martin asks us to imagine Jesus as a human being and as God. As human being, Jesus is walking along the bank of the Jordan River, sees a crowd of people and they are being baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist. Jesus and John the Baptist are very close in age. As humans, aren't we thrilled to see or run into our cousins and don't we cherish the time we spend with our cousins?

As a child, every Sunday was spent at Grandma and Grandpa's house after Mass with Aunts, Uncles and cousins under one roof.

Some of my most cherished memories as a child was time spent with my cousins on those Sundays. Thus, it seems perfectly natural to me for Jesus to "stop by" to visit his cousin in the river. There is a close-up of John and Jesus's eyes meeting and looking into each others' eyes.

It is quite easy for me to imagine that Jesus, who is love personified, loves his cousin very much.

Remembering also, that John leapt in his mother's women womb, when Mary pregnant with Jesus approached John's mother, Elizabeth; clearly not only a human connection but a supernatural one as well.

As God, Jesus knows all about John and what will happen to him. Jesus cherishes John. Jesus stopping by the river is Jesus saying as human: "thanks cousin, what you do, did and will do is beneficial to the Kingdom".

Jesus knows this but maybe John as human needs to "hear it". Of course, these words are not in scripture, but, many of us can imagine situations when we were with close cousins that we communicated with them without words. John has followers and disciples. Think of John and Jesus humanly as "neighborhood leaders". Jesus is saying to John, again without words to his cousin: "some of your people are going to be leaving you and joining up with me, do not be mad at them or me, this is the way it is supposed to be, I pray you are OK with this ".

Maybe I am looking at this too superficially instead of theologically, ecclesiastically and sacramentally? After Jesus walks into the Jordan, does the water become Holy Water? Is there a difference between the people baptized there after Jesus departs, as opposed to those who were baptized before he entered the Jordan?

Janean Stallman 4 years 6 months ago Andrew, I love your questions. They suggest to me that you are using the Ignatian imaginative contemplation to put yourself into this baptismal scene. As far as I can glean from scripture, Jesus takes up his mantle after John has been imprisoned and beheaded.

Perhaps, he has been following John for some time, even learning from him. Because Jesus, as a human, grows spiritually as he matures. I don't think he just wakes up and says, "I'm God, I know what I'm doing. But, John does seem to know that Jesus is very special and that Jesus will do what he cannot do.

There is a relationship between them that is spiritual as well as a kinship. If we can imagine them as children, they might have played together and John, being older, would have been the natural leader. But, he might have marveled at Jesus's insight, and his questions. John would have known that Jesus was going to take over where he left off. But the recognition of the Holy Spirit when John baptized Jesus, was his confirmation.

Your questions about the water in the river Jordan are really thought-provoking. I can only answer with another question: If you were to bathe in the Jordan, would you think it Holy Water?

I wonder if Fr. Martin did? My guess is that he did feel that the water was holy, but then, isn't the water everywhere holy because it is necessary for life?

When I imagined Jesus on the Hood Canal, that was a holy place.This is the first time I will be facilitating a group discussion with Catholics. He connects it to being meek, from one of the later Beatitudes, in a wonderful way, that helps us to see both the intention and vision Jesus might have had I sharing this teaching: Because Jesus, as a human, grows spiritually as he matures.

The judicious inclusion of a number of passages of scripture in their original Greek transliterated, of course is also helpful, as it affords the reader a window into the various nuances that are only fully appreciated when reading the gospels in their original language.

Things get lost. Easy Answer: He doesn't.

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