Come Forth: The Raising of Lazarus and the Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle
Come Forth: The Raising of Lazarus and the Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle
James Martin, SJ
[Paper Back]

One of America’s most beloved spiritual leaders examines one of the most intriguing events in the New Testament―the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead―and explains its significance for us today.

In this wise and thoughtful book, Father James Martin, SJ, analyses the miracle of Lazarus’s resurrection and asks us to consider what Jesus means when he calls Lazarus―and each of us―to “come forth.” Taking us through the Gospel story verse by verse, he offers deep reflection on the lessons it holds about love, family, sadness, frustration, fear, anger, freedom, and joy.

Come Forth combines compelling analysis of the biblical text, insights about the historical setting of the story, meditations on Lazarus in art and the larger culture, as well as stories of Martin’s personal experiences. As he explores these strands in-depth, Martin offers us a deeper understanding of this miracle and its essential message―letting go of the limiting beliefs that prevent us from experiencing God in all His glory.

“All of us have things that we need to ‘let die’ in order to follow God more freely, to love more deeply, and to become the people whom God desires us to be,” Martin writes. As this wise and profound book reveals, we need only to open ourselves to the transformative story of Lazarus and trust that God can use it to free us to experience new life―and come closer to Him.

Contact Us

Contact Us


Pauline Books & Media
84 Church Street
L1 3AY



UK 0151 709 1328

Overseas +44 151 709 1328


Copyright © The Pious Society of the Daughters of St Paul. All rights reserved.

Pauline Books & Media is an expression of the ministry of the Daughters of St Paul, a charity registered in England and Wales under ref 296042 and in Scotland under ref SC 037889