Book Review: The Abbey by James Martin, SJ


James Martin ventures into the world of the novel with excellence! Previously having written other books away from the fiction genre, his offering in The Abbey is great and one that can and should be shared with others on their own faith journey.

Following the story of Anne and one of her tenants, Mark, to an abbey that is nearby where Mark works. Anne’s connection with the abbey through her father is rekindled and the conversation that ensues with a couple of the monks leads to some deeper understanding in her own life. In the meantime, Mark questions what is calling in life may be.

This book would be a great resource for anyone questioning their faith. It may also help someone walk through the death of a child and what that may man in their faith life.

I look forward to the next fiction book the James Martin has to offer.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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