A Journey to the Heart of Jesus

Archbishop’s columns spark contemporary yearning for pathway to Christ

HUNTINGTON, Indiana -- February 10, 2014 – Sharing excerpts from his popular newspaper columns from multiple dioceses, Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain – renowned for his ability to awaken people’s desire for the things of God – puts forth a topical compilation of his reflections.

His new book, A Journey to the Heart of Jesus: Guideposts Along the Way (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014), offers insights and counsels on almost any topic relevant to navigating life – everything from surrendering to God’s will and guidance, to maintaining perspective and generosity, embracing humility and ‘knowing one’s place in the world’, persevering through trials and temptations, human respect, seeking forgiveness and accommodating others, authentic prayer, growth and closeness to Christ through suffering, emulating modern saintly mentors, and ultimately, detaching from the impermanence of this life and clinging to what is eternal.

This collection of 90 brief, often humorous reflections was drawn from articles written by Archbishop Sartain for diocesan newspapers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Joliet, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington. Recognizing that chief among his responsibilities as bishop is to teach, Archbishop Sartain has utilized his gift for popular writing to impart the crucial message of the Gospel and inspire people to embrace it.

The articles are grouped into 10 general themes, allowing readers to dip into any topic or theme they find helpful. 

For an interview with Archbishop Sartain, please contact Christine Valentine-Owsik at: (215) 230-8095 or cowsik@osv.com.

About the author

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, J. Peter Sartain was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Memphis in 1978. In 2000 he was ordained to the episcopacy and installed as Bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas, and in 2006 he was appointed Bishop of Joliet, Illinois. In 2010, he was appointed Archbishop of Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Strengthen Your Brothers.

About Our Sunday Visitor

The world’s largest English-language Catholic publisher, Our Sunday Visitor serves millions of Catholics globally through its publishing, offertory, and communication services. Established in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor publishes a wide range of books including Bibles, biographies of the saints, books by Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, children’s books, devotionals, bible studies, inspirational works, and curriculum. Our Sunday Visitor is a not-for-profit organization, returning a portion of net earnings back to the Catholic community through the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. For more information, visit www.osv.com.