The Broken Body: Journey to Wholeness

Darton Longman & Todd Ltd, 1999

The central question asked here is this: How can we discover the source of wholeness, healing and hope amidst a broken and suffering world? Jean Vanier examines the roots of brokenness within the Jewish and Christian traditions and the meaning of the Good News of Jesus for our world. The Broken Body is written for all who wish to follow Jesus on the path to wholeness. Vanier calls the readers to come closer to people who suffer. He offers hope and encouragement, and the assurance that peace and joy can be found but only by first accepting the reality of suffering and the cross in one’s own life and in the lives of others. This book is about the good news: in every parish, in every home, in every heart that welcomes a wounded person, there is the quiet presence of Jesus, consoling, loving, announcing the good news.