The Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Legacy of Love

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Crossroad Publishing Company, Apr 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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Christopher De Vinck's moving account of his life with his brother made a deep impression on the hearts and minds of Americans. Due to a tragedy at birth, Oliver de Vinck was born severely handicapped?blind, mute, crippled, helpless. Despite the doctors' bleak prognosis, his loving parents took him home, where they and their children cared for him. He lived for thirty-three years.

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Review: The Power of the Powerless: A Brother's Legacy of Love

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Moving story but heavy-handed religious message. I did deeply admire the overall message, however. Read full review

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Beautiful. Something every person should read. Read full review

Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter II
7
Chapter III
15
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

CHRISTOPHER DE VINCK has been a high school English teacher and administrator for twenty-five years. He has written many book including Finding Heaven and The Power of the Powerless, and his writings have appeared in such publications as the the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, and the Catholic Digest. In addition, he speaks at many large conferences and retreats throughout the year. Christopher and his wife, Rosemary, have three children and live in New Jersey.

The late FRED ROGERS was the host of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood", one of the most popular children's programs in history, broadcast throughout the country on PBS.

Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.

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