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How Can I Find God?: The Famous and the Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question

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Quick Overview

This vibrant collection brings together an array of voices addressing the question of how one might approach the search for God. With contributors from many faith traditions, this book will be of value to all who are seeking to answer the question, "How Can I Find God?"

Contributors include:

Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago

Huston Smith, bestselling author and authority on world religions

Mimi Kennedy; actress, wife, mother, and author

Myles V. Whalen, Jr.; a successful corporate attorney

Mary Higgins Clark, top-selling suspense writer

The Children of St. Thomas School

and many more.

Includes a glossary to explain names and phrases from various religious traditions that may be unfamiliar to readers.


About the Author

James Martin, SJ, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in finance. After six years in corporate finance and human resources with General Electric, he entered the Society of Jesus.

During his novitiate, Father Martin worked at a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity in Kingston, Jamaica, and at the Nativity Mission School in New York City. From 1990 to 1992, he studied philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago and also worked in an outreach program for street-gang members. For his regency he worked first for two years with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya, helping refugees from across East Africa start small businesses, and then for one year with America magazine.

Father Martin received his master's degree in divinity in 1998 and his master's in theology in 1999 from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While at Weston, he worked as a chaplain in a Boston prison. After completing his studies, he was ordained a priest in June 1999.

Father Martin is culture editor of America magazine. His articles have appeared in America, Commonweal, The National Catholic Reporter, The (London) Tablet, and other Catholic magazines, and in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is a regular media commentator on religion and spirituality and has appeared in places as diverse as NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Fox-TV's The O'Reilly Factor as well as on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, The History Channel, and Vatican Radio.

Father Martin is the author and editor of many books, including The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything (HarperOne), published in 2010.

Product Details

Series No
Product Code 800900
ISBN 9780764800900
Digital ISBN No
Publish Date May 22, 1997
Pages 205
Size 5.5 x 8.5
Weight 0.6300
Illustrator No
Case Quantity (Print) No
Product Type Book

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