This work is an exploration into the Gospel of John. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of this gospel, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the “mystical gospel.”
This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus. Vanier notes, “The Gospel of John is the gospel of relationship, and we will see it is a growing relationship with Jesus. And this is not only the gospel of relationship, but also of transformation…. We will discover through this gospel that human beings need to be gradually transformed to enter into a fullness of love.”
A DVD of the material is also available.
Jean Vanier is a Canadian Catholic philosopher turned theologian and humanitarian, and the founder of L’Arche, an international federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs and support networks with people who have intellectual or learning disabilities. He lives in Trosly-Breuil, France, and travels widely, visiting other L’Arche communities, encouraging projects for new communities, and giving lectures and retreats.