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by James Martin S.J.

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ISBN:
1580510817
Author:
James Martin S.J.
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sheed & Ward (September 1, 2000)
Pages:
216 pages
EPUB book:
1229 kb
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1811 kb
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1698 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
528


In Good Company book.

In Good Company book.

The story of James Martin's 'fast track' from GE to the Jesuits is confirmation, if any were needed, that God has a. .Martin here presents a lively narrative of how he, a yuppie in the corporate world, found riches of a different kind by joining the Society of Jesus.

The story of James Martin's 'fast track' from GE to the Jesuits is confirmation, if any were needed, that God has a sense of humor. The pursuit of happiness is ultimately inseparable from the call to holiness. Martin has written a Seven Storey Mountain for a new generation of seekers. A consummate raconteur with a keen eye for detail, Martin carries the reader along with his vivid prose and his ebullient humor. It's a book for just about everyone who can read.

In Good Company tells this seeker's powerful story with humor and grace. The book's gems of wisdom will appeal to anyone seeking meaning in daily life. Fast-paced, compelling, and often humorous, his story offers a fresh, inside look at corporate America, the Jesuit vocation, and the human quest for a life well-lived. Jesuits Of The Missouri and New Orleans Province). The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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James Martin leads you from his Catholic childhood through hi.The story of one young man's remarkable journey from corporate America to the Society of Jesus

James Martin leads you from his Catholic childhood through hi.The story of one young man's remarkable journey from corporate America to the Society of Jesus. James Martin leads you from his Catholic childhood through his success and ultimate dissatisfaction with the business world, to his novitiate and profession of vows as a Jesuit.

The New York Times has described James Martin as maybe "the only Jesuit priest with a degree from the Wharton .

The New York Times has described James Martin as maybe "the only Jesuit priest with a degree from the Wharton School," and in the wake of our current economic crisis, the story of his remarkable journey from corporate America to the Society of Jesus couldn't be more timely. From the halls of General Electric under Jack Welch to his entry into the priesthood, In Good Company tells this seeker's powerful story with humor and grace.

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The fast track from the corporate world to poverty, chastity and obedience’ . Fast-paced, funny and not at all pious, Martin describes the process by which God led him to discover what he really desired. One of my favourite spiritual autobiographies is the story American Jesuit James Martin tells of his journey from the world of corporate finance to Jesuit novice. Fast-paced, funny and not at all pious, Martin describes the process by which God led him to discover what he really desired

James Martin leads readers from his Catholic childhood through his . This In Good Company was written 15 years ago or so, but Father James is always a good read.

James Martin leads readers from his Catholic childhood through his success and ultimate dissatisfaction with the business world, to his novitiate and profession of vows as a Jesuit. He has contributed to numerous publications, including Commonweal, . Catholic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and beliefnet.

The story of one young man's remarkable journey from corporate America to the Society of Jesus. James Martin leads you from his Catholic childhood through his success and ultimate dissatisfaction with the business world, to his novitiate and profession of vows as a Jesuit.
  • Mavivasa
I'm a huge fan of Father James Martin, S.J. He's wonderfully pragmatic and thoughtful, while still having a sense of humor. His writing style, especially of his recent books is polished and practiced. This is most assuredly one of his earlier books- he's a little awkward at times, and every once in a while there's a little too much information. But its all good. He describes in detail his dissatisfaction with the corporate world, his desire for something "more" and his ultimate struggle which resulted in his joining the Jesuits.

He's blatantly honest in a way that i feel a lot of priests aren't- it was the 1980's in corporate America so yes, there was coke around. (He doesn't say explicitly whether or not he partook- he did drink and smoke weed by his own admission, though). Far from making me respect him less, these admissions, along with his painful lack of sexual experience prior to the priesthood, make me respect him more- both for their honesty and humanity. He literally was and is one of us, and I appreciate his thoughts on spirituality more because of it.

If you're a fan of Fr. Jim, this is a must read, or a great introduction to his wonderful body of work.
  • Azago
I found this totally engaging and I couldn't put it down. After working in the corporate world for over two decades, many of us feel lost. How do we find meaning in reducing the cost of this widget or describing how that app actually works? Instead of trying to do these types of manipulations and mind games with himself, James Martin simply opted out of that world so that he could make a better one. He was true to himself. The path he took may not be the right path for all of us--or even possible-- (Catholics are limited because gender and celibacy are inexplicably linked to the opportunity to become a priest-but that's another story)--but it is moving and interesting to follow his path and read the book he wrote not long after joining. Martin himself explains that he sees certain aspects differently years after writing the book. But there is much value in seeing his thinking so soon after his decision to become a priest, and so early in his Jesuit life. What a wonderful gift to the world he has given by dedicating his life in this way, instead of endlessly number crunching and going up a corporate ladder.
  • GoodLike
I really enjoy all of James Martin's books. This particular novel takes the reader through Father Martin's years before entering the Jesuit Priesthood. His time in the corporate world is as expected - stressful and pushes him to the ethical border. I think many readers will relate to his predicament. Not everyone's place is in the priesthood, or in any part of a religious order for that matter, but hopefully this book will inspire people to examine what their life has become and what they really want it to be.
  • Thetalen
Great look at a former corporate executive discovering his Catholic faith and leaving the cut-throat business world to become a Jesuit priest (which has it's own set of rules and issues). Fr. James Martin writes in an easy style with lots of humor and insight into both worlds -- corporate and religious. Very honest account of one man's discovery of faith.
  • Akta
This is a great, inspirational story. I love the fact that Fr. Jim is so HUMAN in his life and struggle and discernment. Some parts of his story made me nearly laugh out loud because the details of the Catholic faith were so new to him. This book gives me the courage to live my own life's vocation to the very best of my ability. Thank you for your honesty and clarity, Fr. Jim.
  • adventure time
Martin's inimitable style and writing vocation began here, as improbably as his Jesuit vocation did. And we are ALL the better for it.
His journey, while ending in Jesuit vows, is everyone's...and the ending is completely individual, even though the same God guides us all.
  • Arryar
I was ordering another book by James Martin, SJ, when this book caught my attention. I ordered it and enjoyed reading this book very much. Unfortunately, it has made a couple of his other books repetitious as some of the stories appear again. Actually, I can't just say I enjoyed this book, in truth, I loved this book! It gave me a lot to think about in my own life, and validated "down" time for me; the thought that every minute of the day does not have to be "productive." I needed that. I read Thomas Merton's, "7-story mountain" about the same time. That was a very good pairing of books. This was a modern day "God-calling."
Father Martin is a giftted writer. Ive read two of his books three times & always still learn something. He adds some humor to his writing & I really enjoy that about him