The Journey

Spirituality, Pilgrimage, Chant

Dr J. Richard Smith

978 0 232 53232 6
Paperback |144 pp |198 x 126 mm
Price: £9.99

978 0 232 53280 7
eBook |144 pp

‘Here is a book about fullness of life, written by a man whose spiritual life and professional life as a consultant gynaecologist are refreshingly seamless.’

The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London

‘The Journey is designed to help people to live life to the full and to alleviate worry about the future.’

Baroness Caroline Cox, Patron of Womb Transplant UK

Dr J Richard Smith is one of the world’s leading gynaecological surgeons, and a specialist in cancer survivorship and fertility sparing surgery for women with cancer. He has NHS approval to perform the very first womb transplants in the UK. A few years ago a major health scare forced Richard to question his belief in his own personal invincibility and face the reality of mortality. An inner search led him to read the spiritual classic The Way of a Pilgrim and, with the guidance of his priest, to start practising contemplative prayer, chant and pilgrimage.

This book maps Richard’s journeys of discovery: of the road towards physical and spiritual wellbeing; of the challenges and wonders of pilgrim paths to ancient sites such as Jerusalem, Assisi, Iona, Patmos and Mount Athos; and of the hidden truths inside his own heart and soul.

The Journey is a book about being whole and is for anyone on the pathway to physical healing after illness, or seeking greater spiritual fulfilment.

Includes 8pp colour photo section.

Dr J. Richard Smith is a gynaecological surgeon at Imperial College London and an expert in cancer survivorship and pioneering womb transplant surgery.
ISBNs: 9780232532326 978-0-232-53232-6 Title: the journey ISBNs: 9780232532807 978-0-232-53280-7 Title: the journey