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Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John [Paperback]

By Jean Vanier (Author)
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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, Drawn into the Mystery 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 Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus-through the Gospel of John.

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Jean Vanier celebrates the gospel of John in his highly anticipated latest work, DRAWN INTO THE MYSTERY OF JESUS THROUGHOUT THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. Thoroughly personal and inspiring, DRAWN INTO THE MYSTERY 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 DRAWN INTO THE MYSTERY OF JESUS THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

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Studio: Paulist Press
Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
Publisher   Paulist Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0809142961  
ISBN13  9780809142965  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jean Vanier is the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with developmental disabilities. He lives in Trosly-Breuil, France. Jonathan Boulet-Groulx lives in Montreal.

Jean Vanier currently resides in Trosly-Breuil. Jean Vanier was born in 1928.

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Insightful and inspirational  Feb 8, 2008
Jean Vanier's meditation on the Gospel of St. John is almost as moving as the Gospel itself. Jean Vanier's life and work for Christ are interwoven into his excellent commentary. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who, like me, has had a life-long interest in and curiosity about this mystical Gospel.
 
Ideal for Ecumenical Groups!  May 8, 2007
In addition to the praise offered in the previous reviews, I wish to add that Jean Vanier's book on the Gospel of John has been the best material that I have come across in the last 20 years for use in an ecumenical bible study setting. We are using this book along with the DVD series entitled "The Knowing Eternity Collection" that is available through Title House e-Distribution or through Vision Video who sells the "Knowing Eternity" DVDs that cover the same material in Chapters 1 -10 in the book. Because Jean Vanier is a man of such deep integrity and visibly reflects in himself such a profound love for the Jesus revealed in the Gospel of John, our group finds that watching him on the DVD is just like having him in the room with us! We then spend the week in private reflection on the same chapter of the book that was presented on the DVD.

Even though Jean Vanier's insights are very accessible and relevant to 'ordinary' daily living I still find myself only reading a little each day because my whole being engages in what he says and it takes me time to digest it into my life. If I could, I would give this book to every single person in my life whether they are a 'practicing' Christian or not because I deeply trust that anyone engaged in the adventure of growing in an understanding of what it means to be fully human would be well served by encountering the 'earthy' wisdom contained in this book.
 
God's Amazing Love and Grace!  Jul 17, 2006
Vanier's lyrical commentary on the soaring, poetic, sometimes cryptic gospel by Christ's beloved disciple does exactly what its title claims -- it draws you into the MYSTERY of Jesus! The Son of God IS a mystery -- loving, gentle, compassionate, intense, demanding, radical -- both completely human and completely divine at all times! To the extent that it is possible, St. John and Jean Vanier make Christ's ministry accessible and understandable on a profoundly spiritual level.

Unlike the other gospels, St. John begins with Christ's baptism by John the Baptiser and moves in a direct line to the cross and resurection. Every step of the way, Jean Vanier ties the gospel to the Old Testament, provides 1st century cultural and religious context, expounds on the multi-faceted meanings of the original Greek, and ties the message to our life and our culture -- to my life and my culture! And he does it with some of the most beautiful, heart-stopping, illuminating language I have ever read.

My copy is dog-eared and highlighted through and through. The language is beautiful and the message amazing in its simplicity and glory. I have many favorite quotes, but the one that may best encapsulate the message of the gospel is: "This journey, our pilgrimage of love, begins and deepens as we hear God murmur within our hearts: 'I love you just as you are. I so love you that I come to heal you and to give you life. Do not be afraid. Open your hearts. It is all right to be yourself. You do not have to be perfect or clever. You are loved just as you are. As you become more conscious that you are loved, you will want to respond to that love with love, and grow in love.'"

If you want an inspiring, challenging, enlightening commentary on the treasure at the heart of Christianity -- God's unconditional love and His gift of grace through Christ's sacrifice -- look no further.
 
Invitation to Communion  Sep 14, 2004
Originally a television script, this meditative commentary on the fourth gospel once again demonstrates that Jean Vanier is one of the most readable spiritual authors writing today.

The founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities has a rhetorical style that is simple and lyrical. But don't mistake this simplicity for superficiality. Vanier is proficient in Greek and has done his critical homework. Perhaps more importantly, his contemplative spirit deeply resonates with the Johannine text.

Section by section, he explores the rich symbolism and spirituality of the gospel, focusing on major themes such as human vulnerability, the compassion of Jesus, and the importance of service.

But the central message he finds is a universal call to communion in Jesus Christ. For Vanier, John's gospel invites everyone to fall more deeply in love with the Trinitarian God who loves them.
 

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