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Building a Bridge: Revised and Expanded

The revised and expanded paperback edition of Building a Bridge includes almost 40% new material, featuring a new introduction that answers the most common questions and critiques about the book. It also includes more facts and statistics to help us understand the LGBT experience, especially regarding violence, suicide, and bullying, and more biblical meditations and reflection questions to help everyone deepen their relationship with God and one another. Most of all, it includes more stories from LGBT Catholics who invite us all to listen and learn. (3:35)

Spiritual Insights for LGBT Catholics

For many people, coming out can be frightening, especially if they feel that their church, or God, is somehow against them. If you are struggling with being an LGBT person in the Catholic church, here are five things to remember, from Fr. James Martin, SJ. (9:15)

James Martin Introduces
Seven Last Words

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author comes a series of meditations on the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross, which reveal not only Jesus’s love and forgiveness, but also why we can confidently turn to him with our worries, fears, and even doubts. Video courtesy of Jeremy Zipple at America magazine. (01:54)

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

In the tradition of the spiritual classics The Shack and The Screwtape Letters comes James Martin’s captivating and poignant debut novel about how God works in our lives. (02:11)

Mary Karr Interviews James Martin About The Abbey

Watch New York Times bestselling authors Mary Karr and James Martin discuss the writing process for his debut novel, The Abbey. (12:26)

Jesus: A Pilgrimage

In Jesus: A Pilgrimage, James Martin, SJ, will help you encounter Jesus in a new, vivid, and exciting way with a seamless combination of stories from a real-life pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the most up-to-date biblical scholarship, and profound spiritual reflections. (02:06)


On Pilgrimage with Jesus -
The Story of the Bay of Parables

Father Jim Martin shares his favorite story from his book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. (03:11)


Ten Things You Need to Know
About Jesus

Father Jim Martin lists ten things you'll learn about Jesus in his book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. (04:05)

Ten Things That You May Not Know About the Jesuits

Fun facts about the Jesuits, from Father Jim Martin, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. (02:16)

A Jesuit Primer

A quick introduction to Jesuit history and spirituality from Father Jim Martin, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. (03:01)

Together on Retreat

How can we find God? How can we pray? What can we learn about Jesus from the New Testament stories about his ministry around the Sea of Galilee? In this innovative e-book, Rev. James Martin, SJ invites us on an actual retreat to answer those questions and to encounter God's presence in prayer and meditation.

Martin, an experienced spiritual guide, teaches you how to pray with Scriptures and answers your questions about prayer in ways that are accessible to both doubtful seekers and devout believers. This fresh, insightful and personal retreat experience is a must for anyone looking to explore this ancient practice in a contemporary way. (01:39)

Between Heaven and Mirth

From The Colbert Report's “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, author of the New York Times bestselling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, comes a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can change our lives and save our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a busy media ministry, Martin understands the intersections between spirituality and daily life. (01:27)

Top 5 Surprises from the Papal Interview
America Magazine 

As A Big Heart Open to God hits shelves, James Martin, SJ, reflects on the top five surprising moments surrounding the interview with Pope Francis, which was co-published by Jesuit journals worldwide. It was conducted by Antonio Spadaro, SJ, and the English-language version appeared in the Sept. 30, 2013, issue of America. Now, for the first time, you can purchase the interview in this gift-book format, accompanied by an introduction from America editor Matt Malone, SJ, a spiritual reflection from James Martin, SJ, and responses to the interview from 12 prominent Catholic writers. (03:55)


The Colbert Report
Sign off — ”A Big Heart Open to God”

Stephen ends the night with Father Jim Martin’s book. (00:06)


The Colbert Report
On Notice — Pope Francis

Father Jim Martin talks about Pope Francis’s views on conservative Catholic rules and lavish popemobiles. (03:10)


The Colbert Report
Pope’s Resignation & Papal Speculatron 7500

Father Jim Martin explains the papal election process, ex-pope etiquette and the unlikelihood of choosing an American pope. (04:25)


The Colbert Report
James Martin

Father Jim Martin believes that Jesus had a great sense of humor, but most people in the 21st century just don't get his jokes. (06:04)


The Colbert Report
God’s Job Performance

Father Jim Martin believes that God’s job is sustaining the universe, but His performance can’t be judged. (04:16)


The Colbert Report
Turning to Religion

Father Jim Martin believes an economic recession lowers people's defenses, making it easier for God to break through. (05:59)