Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus by James Martin

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Read Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus Online Free - Based on his talks at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, the New York Times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, what it means to be fully human, and why we can turn to Christ completely, in mind, heart, and soul.

Each meditation is dedicated to one of the seven sayings:

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

“Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

“Woman, this is your son” . . . “This is your mother.”

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

“I thirst.”

“It is finished.”

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

With the warmth, wisdom, and grace that infuse his works, Father James Martin explains why Jesus’s crucifixion and death on the cross is an important teaching moment in the Gospels. Jesus’s final statements, words that are deeply cherished by his followers, exemplify the depth of his suffering but also provide a key to his empathy and why we can connect with him so deeply.

Title : Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus
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ISBN : 0062431382
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 pages


7jane rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2018

I've read at least one book on Jesus' seven last words before (the Fulton J. Sheen one, which also included sentences from Mary). It's a book of meditation on the last 7 sayings of Jesus from the cross and what they show of what he felt for us, and why they are helpful for in turning to him in ou...

Juliette rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 18, 2017

This was like meeting somebody wonderful, and we’re three dates in, and he’s great. He’s funny. He’s kind. He’s so smart. He’s got those eyes, oh. And that smile, ooh. And he’s so smart. And sometime in the middle of comparing nerd theories on who was really a Cylon (because we all know the Final...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2017

One of my goals this year is to read more religious / faith based books (not a hard task given that "more" here essentially amounts to "any"), and I thought this would be a good one to start with knowing some about Father Martin. I was not disappointed.

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

Excellent Lenten reading

Jane rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2016

The perfect book to listen to during my Holy Week walks and travels.

Meagan rated it ★★★★★

October 23, 2016

Everyone who is a Christian or thinking about becoming a Christian should read this! I've never read a book that so clearly and concisely communicates how intensely Jesus understands us. Christ is both human and divine, yet so often we focus on the divine elements (such as the miracles). In this...

Wanda rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

Every time I read James Martin, SJ, I learn and grow. He either confirms what I know or brings up something that makes me see from another angle. I appreciate his stories, his insight and his knowledge. James Martin, SJ, is not afraid to make his writings fun and joyful even while discussing topi...

Becky rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2018

This book was even better than I thought it would be. I am a big fan of Fr. Jim for his gentle, clear communication but this piece is a short, beautiful work that shows so much humanity of Jesus that the conclusion brought me to tears. Good for my Lenten reading, but for anytime, especially when...

Crystal rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2016

This is a lovely read, exploring a side of Christ that should be encouraging to anyone of faith. Although it is sprinkled lightly with Catholic doctrine that is not consistent with my beliefs (I don't pray to the Virgin Mary) it is no less valuable as a whole due to its exegesis of Christ's words...

Meg rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2018

Father Martin is blessed with a comforting style of writing. This book made me stop to consider Jesus as a human being, and, thanks to Father Martin, I hope leads to a deeper and more meaningful relationship (and friendship!) with Him.

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