James Martin, S.J., who received the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2018, has written a new book that offers a comprehensive guide to prayer for everyone from the doubtful skeptic to the devout believer. Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone (Harper One, 2021) looks at ways to pray, what happens when you pray, and challenges in the life of prayer. Prayer, according to Fr. Martin, is open and accessible to anyone and has the power to transform those who make it a regular practice. Fr. Martin is a bestselling author whose previous works include The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, among other titles. Fr. Martin talks about his new book in this video.
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