Many people today define themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’, but is it really that easy, or healthy, to separate spirituality and religion from one another? James Martin SJ thinks not, and in an extract from his popular book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, he explains why religion should not be dismissed so readily.
James Martin SJ and Tim Reidy took ‘A Catholic Look at Downton’ in a podcast for America magazine, and you can read their thoughts on Thinking Faith.
James Martin says of Between Heaven and Mirth that it contains jokes but is not a book of jokes. That is a very important distinction, because the humour throughout its pages is serious insofar as it conveys meaning and, frequently, a moral. This book is not merely a lesson in the spirituality of joy, humour and laughter. It also contains valuable guidance for those whose lives are not particularly happy and joyful and for those who find themselves in a joyless environment.
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