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

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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...]

Weekly Giveaway – Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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This week Harper One sponsors their first CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of  Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Father James Martin. Click here to read my review of this book. 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 5/16 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage, the latest book by Father James Martin, is one of those rare books that come along once in a lifetime. Based upon his personal journey to the Holy Land in 2012, the book is hard to fit into any one category. Part journal, part bible study, and part personal reflection, this book is one thing if nothing else…….exceptional.Story after story is depicted in this manner. First you will find out how Father Martin made it to the site than the details from the Gospels are laid ou … [Read more...]


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