James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But every step of the way, he has been accompanied by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church.
Martin’s best-selling memoir encompasses saints throughout Christian history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles the author’s lifelong relationship with them. His witty, vibrant, and stirring stories enable readers to discover how the saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our lives.
Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine, and author of numerous books, most recently Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, Fresh Air, The O'Reilly Factor, and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business..
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