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?”
“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.
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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...
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.
March 25, 2016
The perfect book to listen to during my Holy Week walks and travels.
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...
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...
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...
May 20, 2017
Great Spiritual Meditation
An easy read that can be broken up into the various weeks of Lent, culminating into the Holy Week. Also a good companion to the Pray-as-You-Go app's Lenten Meditation by the same name as this book.
October 27, 2017
Simple and easy to read. Good for short reflections. I found the writing too short and bland though, not like other books of the same author. Might have been better to make this into a podcast or video.
June 19, 2017
Inspirational and inspiring words allowing one to consider your relationship to Jesus, both the divine and oh so human as one. Really enjoyed.
August 28, 2017
A good book without quite the same punch as Fr Martin's other books