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.