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.