Jean Vanier celebrates the gospel of John in his highly anticipated latest work, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John. Thoroughly personal and inspiring, this book challenges all Christians to encounter the fullness of life lived in close communion with God. Vanier writes: "These insights that I share in this book come from the life of Jesus in me...They also flow from my life with people who are weak and who have taught me to welcome Jesus from the place of the poverty in me." Jean Vanier was a friend and influential mentor to the late Henri Nouwen. Toward the end of his life, Nouwen left Harvard to live and work at one of Jean Vanier's L'Arche communities. This was perhaps the most profound experience of Christianity Nouwen experienced. The thought and spiritual direction/discipleship of Jean Vanier is available to all in this book.
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Date:February 4, 2007
In this simply written commentary on the gospel of John, Jean Vanier, the founder of a Christian community called L'Arche, connects the message of Jesus with Vanier's experience of living with marginal and broken people. Vanier is one of the people of our time who brings the spirit of God's love into real day to day life. Unitl I read this book I did not know that Vanier also reads New Testament Greek. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper spiritual insight into the Gospel of John.