St. Josemaria Escriva only published a handful of books during his lifetime, but several more have been published since his death. Although the amount of writing he did is vast, the work that consumed him during his life did not allow him to focus on publishing. His priority was doing the will of God, taking care of Opus Dei, and serving souls. The books that we do have are each a treasure of loving guidance for souls searching for meaning, direction, and a deeper union with God.

In the foreword to St. Josemaria’s book Christ is Passing By, Bl. Alvaro del Portillo explained that St. Josemaria’s writings “are addressed to people of widely varied cultural and social backgrounds, spoken with a gift of tongues that makes them accessible to everyone. Underlying these considerations is an assiduous and loving knowledge of Sacred Scripture, the Divine Word. St. Josemaria is speaking not to specialists, but to persons of flesh and blood, whose soul already harbors the life of God and who, having begun to experience God’s love, want to draw closer to Him.”