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Walking With Arthur: Finding God On My Way to New York [A Spiritual Memoir]

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James O'Donnell was contemplating divorce. Something was missing in his marriage and his life. His daily commute partner into New York City, Arthur, never preached to him or handed him a tract. They just walked ... and God worked. Written in a frank and inviting style that will make you feel like you are taking a journey right alongside him, Jim draws readers in with his g ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Northfield Publishing
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Aug 21, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I was touched by this book, how a dual-degreed Harvard lawyer, named Arthur, gently showed the Lord to another highly-successful New York City executive and intellectual, the author, who had thought faith/relationship with Jesus Christ was for the weak or the foolish. Though wealthy and esteemed, the author had had to admit the emptiness of his life, the brokenness of his relationships, and the shallowness of the philosophies floating around Manhattan's boardrooms and gyms....all of which made h ...more
Oct 24, 2015 David rated it really liked it
A simple yet profound memoir about finding faith through a friend. Jim was lost in his marriage and search for meaning in a high flying job in finance. He found God and meaning in his life through a new friend named Arthur.
The epilogue by Arthur is perhaps the most profound chapter in the book. Arthur quotes Oswald Chambers:"The lives that have been the greatest blessing to you are the lives of those people who themselves were unaware of having been a blessing."

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Aug 07, 2012 Charlene Mathe rated it it was ok
This book has a very personal tone; the author subtitles it "A Spiritual Memoir." Readers generally rate it well, as it seems to nourish the inner mystery of our busy lives. I just never trusted the narrative based on the author's improbable relationship with a senior executive named Arthur who took the same commuter train. The theme of the book has to do with balancing high-demand performance lives with time to build relationships with spouse, friends and Faith.
Aug 09, 2009 Laurie rated it it was ok
Memoir by Huntington University professor, former Wall Street executive who came to faith through the friendship of a man he met while commuting from Long Island into the city each day. Lovely testimony of the power of a transparent friend relationship to change someone's life. But truthfully, not a terribly well-written book.
Mar 22, 2008 Katy rated it liked it
A great book for a man. Real insight on finding God from a male perspective.
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