Father James Martin is an American Jesuit priest who has written a dozen books including The New York Times best sellers “The Jesuit Guide to Almost Anything,” “Building a Bridge” and “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.” He’s got a huge following on Facebook and Twitter and is frequently a religion expert for everyone from The New York Times to CNN to Comedy Central (where Stephen Colbert appointed him the official chaplain of The Colbert Report).
But we are talking to him today about his second act – when he made the move from a promising career at General Electric to embrace a life of poverty, chastity and obedience as a Jesuit priest. It is one of the most dramatic life changes that you can imagine.
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Check out “Building a Bridge,” “The Jesuit Guild to Almost Anything, “Jesus: A Pilgrimage,” “The Abbey” and “Seven Last Words” on the Harper Collins website. “In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience,” Father Martin’s second book referenced in the podcast, was published by Sheed and Ward. All books are available on Amazon.
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I gave “The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything” to a goddaughter for her high school graduation before her entry into the US Naval Academy.. a couple of years later i asked if she had ever read even any of it… She had passed it on to friends and said that it had been around most of the brigade of midshipman. Who knows how many lives that one copy touched and influenced. Yes I too read it too.
Thank you Fr. Martin.