CBB Interview with Father James Martin

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America, The National Catholic Review.James Martin was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received his bachelor's degree in economics (B.S. Econ.) with a concentration in finance.  After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric in New York City and Stamford, Ct., he entered the Society of Jesus (the … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: Seven Last Words

This week Harper One sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Seven Last Words by Father James Martin (you can read the review here) . I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 03/04 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveawayStay in touch! Like The Catholic Book Blogger on Facebook:The Catholic Book … [Read more...]

CBB Review: The Seven Last Words

The seven last words or phrases are those spoken by our Savior Jesus Christ during his Passion. Father James Martin presents a wonderful meditation on the topic in his latest book Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus. The book came about from preaching Father Martin gave at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York at the invitation of Cardinal Timothy Dolan.The seven last phrases are those recorded in Scripture and are as follows. To give an idea of Father Martins … [Read more...]

2014 Catholic Book Blogger Top Picks

2014 was a great year for the Catholic publishing world. Many fantastic books were released, so many that at times this book reviewer had trouble keeping up! Obviously I cannot read everything but out of what I read these are my top picks for 2014 (in no particular order). These picks by no mean lessen the quality or importance of the others....they just stood out to me as the best. Click each title to see my full review of each.St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost a … [Read more...]

The Clergy Speaks – Father James Martin, SJ

Welcome back to “The Clergy Speaks”, a recurring feature here at The Catholic Book Blogger. “The Clergy Speaks” is a column focusing on one question I have asked various members of the clergy. That question is: What five books would you recommend as must-reads for Catholics today? I left the responses open to current or classic books with the only restriction being that the Bible and the Catechism could not be used as they are a given. This week we welcome Father James Martin, S.J. author and edi … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Father James Martin, SJ

PETE: Your new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage for lack of better words is massive. How much time went into writing this book?FATHER JAMES MARTIN: In a sense, I’ve been working on it for 25 years—ever since I entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1988. It was then that I started to study and pray about Jesus in earnest. But the book itself took me about five years from start to finish. But every day I worked on it was a joy—truly!PETE: What research is required for a work of this magnitude?F … [Read more...]