Joyfully Shattered: A Physician's Awakening at the Crossroads of Science and Spirituality By Rick Sheff, MD. At the bedside of a dying child, Dr. Rick Sheff, a nationally respected physician, realizes that the easy answers of his atheist upbringing and scientific training fail him. Driven to discover the truth behind the world we see without abandoning rigorous science, he finds himself on a spiritual journey that takes him to Oneness University in India, the healer John of God in Brazil, and the site of Marian visions in Medjugorje. Yet Dr. Sheff discovers the real journey is inward, awakening to the wonder that nothing needs to change to be in joy in every moment, to be healed, to find our way to the true essence of everyone and everything: love. Dr. Sheff demonstrates for all of us that if we have the courage to follow our path wherever it may lead, to allow our preconceived beliefs to be shattered by truth, we will experience an astounding journey to joy.