Based on his talks at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, the New York Times best-selling 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.
With the warmth, wisdom, and grace that infuse his works, Father James Martin explains why Jesus' crucifixion and death on the cross is an important teaching moment in the Gospels. Jesus' 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.
©2016 James Martin, SJ (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Insightful thoughts and observations well read and put together that open up awareness and imagination
Jesuit Fr. James Martin is spot-on in these reflections on Jesus' seven last statements in the Gospels prior to his death on the cross. A very worthwhile listen.
"Insightful and Inspiring"
I would recommend this book to any person whether Christian or otherwise. It is a great insight into Jesus and his last moments on the cross.
Jesus's Last Words and their Meaning
"Simple and Profound invitation to know Jesus"
a simple look into the humanity of Jesus on the Cross. A meditation of his humanity in our lives.
"Best God Friday I've ever experienced."
Thank you Fr. Martin for the opportunity to draw closer to our Lord. I decided to gift myself with this on Good Friday and it is a blessing and a grace.
I absolutely love Fr. Jim Martin. He is an Amazing story teller and certainly knows how to keep his audience captivated.
"Perfect lead in to Passion Week"
Fr Martin does an excellent job in his written and spoken text to help guide us through meditating on Jesus's last words. This will become an annual listing during Lent.
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