The Abbey by James Martin audiobook

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

By James Martin, SJ
Read by James Martin, SJ

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062401861

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504645645

  • ISBN: 9781504645638

Runtime: 5.23 Hours
Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A story about finding strength in our faith when faced with struggle from New York Times bestselling author Reverend James Martin.   

In his debut novel, Reverend James Martin, SJ, provides a window into the spiritual journeys of three people seeking direction, showing us firsthand how God uses our worries, questions, and even anger to help us become whole.

As he did in his previous bestsellers, Martin once again crafts a book that incarnates deep spiritual wisdom while being accessible and full of humor and grace, with characters such as:

  • A divorced single mom, Anne can sometimes barely cope with life and struggles to make sense of the death of her young son.
  • A former architect who had a promising career, Mark works as a handyman and wonders how his life got off track.
  • The abbot of the Abbey of Saints Philip and James, Father Paul sometimes questions how to best live a life that secludes him so thoroughly from the world.
  • At a Pennsylvania abbey, this unlikely trio will discover the answers they seek—a miracle of hope and understanding that bears witness to the surprising power of God to bring healing and wholeness to our lives.

“With this beautiful, touching and utterly believable novel, seekers will be gently invited to encounter the divine and believers be encouraged to deepen their relationships with God. I loved this book and loved the characters!” -Richard Rohr, author of Everything Belongs

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With wit and wisdom and elegant prose, Martin has written a powerfully moving novel.” Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author
“More than a vivid portrait of a grieving mother, this tender novel shows us how, with simple words and acts, we ordinary, flawed human beings can help each other find our way to God.” Kathleen Norris, New York Times bestselling author
“Martin brings his characteristic ease of personality into both the characters and the prose, quickly bringing readers comfortably into the story. He handles the most delicate and painful themes with a pastoral compassion that invites readers to find hope in their own struggles.” Huffington Post
“Martin has penned another truly meaningful book. His characters and situations are incredibly realistic and will cause a great deal of contemplation by the reader. One warning: There is a bit of coarse language that may offend some, so be prepared. Overall, the story is touching, funny and beautiful.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“A wonderful story of love, loss and finding one’s place in religion lived out. I think we can all find ourselves in one of these characters, relating to their struggles.” Catholic Newbie
“Martin turns to fiction in this warmly comforting tale…A simple story about complicated people whose lives need God for direction and healing.” Publishers Weekly
“A sheer delight—funny, engaging, deep, and moving.” Ron Hansen, author of Mariette in Ecstasy
“In this tender story, James Martin proves once more his adept and insightful ability as a writer. Prepare yourself for an uplifting and hopeful read when you enter The Abbey.” Joyce Rupp, author of Praying Our Goodbyes
“With this beautiful, touching, and utterly believable novel, seekers will be gently invited to encounter the divine and believers be encouraged to deepen their relationships with God.” Richard Rohr, author of Everything Belongs

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Author

Author Bio: James Martin SJ

Author Bio: James Martin SJ

Reverend James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America magazine, and the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Jesus. He has written for many publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media. He has appeared on all the major radio and television networks, as well as in venues ranging from NPR’s Fresh Air, Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, and the PBS NewsHour to Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. Before entering the Jesuit order in 1988, he graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 5.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English