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The Abbey Audiobook

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of the spiritual classics The Shack and The Screwtape Letters comes a captivating and poignant debut novel from the revered Jesuit priest and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.

A divorced single mom, Anne can barely cope with life and struggles to make sense of the death of her young son.

A former architect with a promising career, Mark works as a handyman and wonders how his life got off track.

The abbot of the Abbey of Saints Philip and James, Father Paul sometimes questions whether he made the right decision in secluding himself so thoroughly from the world.

At this Pennsylvania abbey, this unlikely trio will discover the answers they seek - a miracle of hope and understanding that bears witness to the power of God to bring healing and wholeness to our lives.

Written with the compassion, insight, and warmth of his previous best sellers - Jesus, Between Heaven and Mirth, and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything - Father James Martin's debut novel is infused with deep spiritual wisdom, wry humor, and loving grace. Through his characters' struggles, questions, and crises, we see firsthand how God uses our worries, anger, doubts, prayers, failures, and longings to help us complete ourselves and feel wholly loved.

©2015 James Martin, SJ (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Loved it. Loved the way the story unfolded and the character development. It is an uplifting story.

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    Mia 02-06-16
    Mia 02-06-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    This listen is perfect for a hard day or a weekend. The ending is unusual.

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    If you enjoyed The Shack you will enjoy this story. Rather predictable in places and very good in other places. Martin reads in a very "matter of fact" way. But I'm not sure that this book should be read in an emotional way.

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