“This is one of those books you wish everyone would read and keep and meditate on.”-Thomas Moore, NYT bestselling author of Care for the Soul
“Wise, beautiful and invaluable” -Tara Brach, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance
2018 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER
Has an unfair past yielded years of endless anguish? Discover ancient traditions that will teach you to live a brighter future.
Does your life seem rife with injustice? Have you ever noticed that sometimes seeking out justice only leads to more suffering? Are you searching for a less destructive path to fulfillment? Bestselling author Jarem Sawatsky has travelled the world to find a better way. After spending extensive time studying communities that practice healing justice, he’s ready to share these joyful teachings with you.
Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love combines research, storytelling, and honest observations to challenge the outdated notion that justice requires trading an eye for an eye. Sawatsky immersed himself in communities in Canada, Scotland, and France that employ little-known practices to transform suffering into wellness. By sharing the teachings of the lotus, the eagle feather, and the Celtic knot, the author lights the path in your journey toward regaining your wholeness.
In Healing Justice, you’ll discover:
- Practical steps to turn pain and suffering into positivity
- The relationships necessary to support holistic inner healing
- The alternatives to violence, vengeance, and shame when seeking justice
- How to incline your life toward a healthier future
- Observations from a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated author, and much, much more!
Healing Justice is an inspirational guide for adapting a painful past into a restorative future. If you like the works of Anne Lamott, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Brené Brown, then you’ll love Jarem Sawatsky’s groundbreaking guide about returning to a life of joy.
Buy Healing Justice to begin your journey toward peace today!
Book 2 in the award-winning & National bestselling series. More than 35K copies of the series sold and over 475 of five-star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.
About the Author
Since being diagnosed with a terminal disease, he has been stumbling his way (literally) into finding more healing and joyful ways to live.
Even though he has holes in his brain (yes, literally), his work has been celebrated by authors who have sold over a million copies such as Lucy Kalanithi and Peter V. Rabins, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, New York Times Bestsellers like Sharon Salzberg and Jen Mann, National Bestselling authors like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Margaret Wheatley and Jean Vanier, and even a well-known clown, Patch Adams.
You can download a free resource of his at http://www.jaremsawatsky.com
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Shatteredness and the Unshatterable
Chapter 2 Plum Village and the Playground of Thich Nhat Hanh’s
Chapter 3 Hollow Water Community and the Holistic Circle Healing
Chapter 4 The Iona Community and the Wild Goose
Chapter 5 Listening to the Stories: What Kind of Love and Wisdom is This?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite In a world that is broken and hurting in myriad ways, where hopelessness and despair steal into the hearts of many, Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love by Jarem Sawatsky offers a powerful antidote, a great promise, and a path towards healing and compassion. A book that is deeply personal yet imbued with a universal message that chronicles the author’s journey towards healing himself and the world. This book contains the message of hope, the message that even in the darkness of our life, there is a glimmer of light and that in our brokenness, there is the seed of our wholeness. How do we discover that which makes us whole in a world filled with despair? Such is the question that this book answers. The author begins by asking questions that have strong philosophical and spiritual undertones: “How do we nurture the conditions where shatteredness might bloom into the unshatterable? ... How do we cultivate the ability to hear the cry that is deeper than all sound and see the unbreakable in the broken?” Sawatsky shares his stories, his search for healing justice, and this book contains the lessons he has learned in this journey. This book is filled with wisdom and insight and actionable steps that readers can take to attain wholeness in their lives and in their world. Healing Justice: Stories of Wisdom and Love is written in a very lyrical style and the writing is filled with symbolism and images that allow readers to have a deeper understanding of the human condition. In language that pierces the soul, this author shows readers how to transform our hostility into hospitality, our anger into an honest search for justice, our pain into a seed of growth, and a lot more. It spoke straight to my heart.
I received an ARC of this book. I am leaving an honest review This was an interesting book. I had not heard of Healing Justice concept before this book. I had the concept he refers to when I read his last book, 'Dancing With Elephants'. He used the concept of circles in helping with his disease. Healing Justice is a concept that the person who is taken advantage of needs healing and so does the the one who did the crime. The author takes on the concept by visiting three different communities. Each one approaches the concept from their own point of view. Each one has had their own way of implementing it. While I understand the concept I do have problems with how it can be truly implemented in the life of people today. While our society may be the problem, it is hard to move the ship while it is going strongly in one direction. I also understand that the abuser is in need of help as much as the one who receives the abuse, but sometimes an abuser is just that, an abuser, and there is not a clear way to reach them. The book tends to read like a text book in parts. I understand from the forward that these were published as part of his college classes so that may be the reason. Safe for all to read but as specialized as it is I do not think many of my circle of friends might be interested.