The title of the book authored by Fr Francis-Body Broken for Body Building: Christie Living in a Broken, Global Village-is  striking and evocative of many meanings. It seeks to express the Christian faith in a World torn apart by globalization, secularization, forced migration, religious fundamentalism, exploitation of the poor, degradation of nature, abuse of women and children, persecution of Christians and so on …. With varied priestly and  pastoral experiences in rural Gujarat, as well as in urban parishes in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Fr Gonsalves resonates with the lifeline of Church life in India. . . .. It is my sincere hope and prayer that all those who read this book and ruminate on its rich reflections may be nourished. Being nourished by the Bible, the Eucharist and the sacraments, may We all grow in our faith in Jesus, and be ready to break our bodies to build a better World.” (From the ’Foreword’ by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias) “Body Broken for Body Building: Christie Living in a Broken, Global Village collects and crystallizes my reflections over the past 20 years of my priestly ministry  The theme threading all the articles is the same, namely, every Christian—and every priest, in particular—is called to offer up his/her body for the building up not only of the Church, but also of our nation and the world, at large.” [From the ’Preface’ by the author]