In this timeless spiritual classic, share in the profound and touching experience of Gabrielle Bossis—a French nurse and playwright in the early twentieth century—as she hears the inner voice of Jesus in the core of her being.
It was not until age 62, while traveling to Canada aboard the Ile de France, that Gabrielle began a dialogue with this inner voice. From then until two weeks before her death in 1950, the voice of Jesus summoned her not only in church and during prayer, but amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. From flying on an airplane to riding the metro during rush hour in Paris, from walking through the crowds of busy city streets to performing on a theatrical stage, Gabrielle encountered Jesus. Even when she contemplated her innermost thoughts and feelings, Jesus conversed with her.
Recorded in her diary from 1936 to 1950, their tender exchanges capture Gabrielle’s transformative spiritual journey as her doubt evolves into confidence. But they also capture Jesus’ enduring presence in our daily lives, his insistence on serving others with kindness, and his encompassing love for humanity, showing that you, too, can experience an intimacy with Christ.
The Verbum edition of He and I is designed to encourage and stimulate your journey with Jesus. You can instantly search by topic, finding every mention of “grace,” “love,” or “doubt.”
Jesus risks telling us he is in love with us and desires both our attention and our response. Jesus has a deep friendliness for us that he wishes we felt toward him. The simple talks in He and I between Jesus and Bossis hold the key to the development of this friendship with Jesus. No spiritual jargon, methods, or process. Just time spent with Jesus listening to his desire for us, his love for us, his suggestions for deepening a friendship.
—From the Foreword, Kathryn J. Hermes, director of the Department of Electronic Publications, Pauline Books & Media
Gabrielle Bossis (1874–1950), born and raised in France, was a single woman and a nurse during World War I. In her later years she became a playwright and touring artist. Known by friends and acquaintances for her vivacious personality and infectious laughter, her journals revealed a rich spiritual life. The French edition of Lui et Moi has been translated into several languages and sold worldwide.