Becoming Human

Becoming Human

by Jean Vanier

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Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

In this deeply compassionate work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly humanvision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to others, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom.

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ISBN-13: 9781616431853
Publisher: PaulistPress
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 516,452
File size: 185 KB

About the Author

Jean Vanier is the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, and founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with developmental disabilities. He has written a number of books, including Becoming Human (the 1999 CBC Massey Lectures), Finding Peace, Made for Happiness, Encountering the Other, and Befriending the Stranger. Jean lives in Trosly-Breuil, France.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book after ending a long term relationship and moving 1000 miles away to a new city (community). I was reading the 'Tao Te Ching' in conjunction with this book. At this point in my life, I had a clean slate and a new beginning. I wanted to rediscover myself and become the best person I could be. I was 25 when I read it, and looking back it was the most important book I have ever read. I was looking for strength, integrity, and how to get involved in a new community. Being a musician, I have a chance to convey positive messages to my community and subculture. My favorite lesson from this book was that; if we can't solve small problems within our own communities; what makes us think we can solve big problems throughout the world. This book is not a religious book. The author is forthcoming with his own faith, but very sensitive to those of us who may not be religious. This is a book for all human beings and the world would be a better place if everybody read it. I hope I continue to apply the ideas in this book for the rest of my life.