Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin

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Read Jesus: A Pilgrimage Online Free - James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.

Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry—clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples—can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother.

Includes 29 pages of notes; 6 page bibliography; 4 pages of suggested reading; 16 page index.

Title : Jesus: A Pilgrimage
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ISBN : 006202423X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 524 pages


Tiffany rated it ★★★★★

December 27, 2014

I read this book as my "Advent Calendar." It has 25 chapters and I read one chapter a day until and on Christmas. It made Christmas much more meaningful to read about my favorite (non-fictional) Jesuit priest visiting the Holy Land and meditating on the works and life of Jesus of Nazareth. Father...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

February 24, 2016

Good Story #83. Scott watches in horror as Julie says, "um... excuse me, Lord, but he's been in there for three days, I don't think you want to go in there." My full review is below. ======== I am a fan of Father James Martin's books, especially A Jesuit Off-Broadway. When Scott chose this book for...

Edward rated it ★★★★☆

June 25, 2014

Even since Mark Twain first raised the issue in INNOCENTS ABROAD a century and a half ago, there has been a concern among Americans traveling abroad about distinguishing between what is genuine and what are fake concoctions put together by hucksters. It's a pleasure to read this account of a two...

Stuart rated it ★★★★★

March 17, 2014

Jesus: A Pilgrimage begins with an introduction that clearly lays out what the book is and more importantly, what the book is not. I point this out because, I generally go in with preconceived notions of what I expect or want from a book. Fr. Martin is quick to point out that this book is not a t...

John rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2015

Can't believe it's been a whole month since I started this book, but it's easy to pick up again without losing the thread as he has specific points to make at each site. I learned a bit about biblical history - for one thing, I thought Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem; author says it was a colt...

Stephen rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2014

I loved, loved, loved this book. Martin brings the gospels to life through his travels in the Holy Land. I feel I can better picture Jesus and his world, and better appreciate how miraculous and revolutionary his life and works were. I cannot recommend this book enough.

Harry rated it ★★★☆☆

December 23, 2014

I'd describe this book on Jesus as "travelogue with commentary": very much in keeping with the title. For me it didn't explore particularly new territory, for the most part. (I've read a good number of books on Jesus in my 50 years as a priest!) But it did provide several things: 1) a good compre...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2018

Read again in anticipation of hearing Fr. Martin speak on this book Thursday night. It was as moving as the first time I read it. For the first time my heart has been stirred to visit the Holy Land. 03/16/18 This is a most wonderful book -- part theology, part travelogue, part personal reflection....

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

May 26, 2014

I *was* just going to read the book one chapter at a time, but I found that it was just too good a book to put down. Which makes my earlier hesitation to even crack it open all the more hilarious, doesn't it? This book is one that (a) I know I'll be buying for my favorite bibliophiles, (b) I know I...

David rated it ★★★★☆

April 13, 2014

An excellently written book of wry humor and experiences in the Holy Land, by a grounded author who isn't bogged down by verbal plenary inspiration, is well versed in Greek in order to shed light on commonly held misconceptions, and offers a variety of novel ways to look at parables that are ofte...

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