Becoming Human (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Self-Help - 166 pages
17 Reviews
In this work, originally broadcast on the CBC Radio series Ideas, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves.
Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities.
  

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User Review  - Lisa Fierro - Goodreads

Great premise several of the characters are slowly being developed into 3 dimensional people. Sure wish the story wasn't broken up into 3 books though. It's just getting into the story and I have to wait for next installment! Read full review

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User Review  - D - Goodreads

Vanier's meditations on what makes us human and worthy of love -- and what changes we must undergo to recognize that humanity and worthiness in others -- is beautiful and quiet and profound. Read full review

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Contents

LONELINESS
5
BELONGING
35
FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION A PATH OF HEALING
69
THE PATH TO FREEDOM
105
FORGIVENESS
135
NOTES
165
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About the author (1998)

Jean Vanier is the founder of L'Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light, communities of and for people with disablities. The first modest L'Arche home has inspired the founding of over 120 others in thirty countries around the world, including 26 in Canada. Jean Vanier has shared his experiences and vision in bestselling books such as "Becoming Human, Finding peace, The Scandal of Service, and Seeing Beyond Depression.

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