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A Parable on Grief and Healing

A Review of 

The Abbey:
A Story of Discovery

James Martin, S.J.

Hardback: HarperOne, 2015
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Reviewed by Ryan Johnson.
Noted for his depth of insight and his light-hearted wit, James Martin, SJ constantly delivers best-selling spiritual works such as A Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and his more personal Jesus: A Pilgrimage which recounts his own pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  The Abbey is at once both a continuation of these earlier works and a departure.  It marks Martin’s first excursion into fictional writing and while the genre may be new territory for him, the spiritual insights and his signature humor continue to pervade the entire book.  Perhaps not an instant classic as his previously mentioned works, The Abbey is nonetheless an enjoyable read for anyone who is eager for the practical spiritual wisdom that Martin is known for.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)


The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

By James Martin

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Best Friend and Lord


A Feature Review of

Jesus: A Pilgrimage

James Martin, SJ

Hardback: HarperOne, 2014
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Reviewed by Jon M. Sweeney


Best known today as the chaplain to Stephen Colbert’s alter ego on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” or as the Catholic priest who presided at the funeral mass in New York City for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Martin SJ also writes great books. He’s been doing so for a long time. I suspect the simplicity of the title of this one is deliberate.

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