Becoming Human

Category: Book
By (author): Vanier, Jean
Series: Cbc Massey Lectures
Subject:  LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  PHILOSOPHY / Social
  RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  SELF-HELP / Spiritual
Awards: Gordon Montador Award (1998) Winner
CBA Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year (1998) Short-listed
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: July 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Acclaimed as a man "who inspires the world" (Maclean's) and a "nation builder" (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people -- including those with disabilities and the many young people who have been moved by his life's work.

Becoming Human is a modern classic that continues to resonate among the generations. In a world of competition, where the strong dominate the weak, Vanier calls on each one of us to open ourselves to those we perceive as different or inferior. This, he says, is the key to true personal and societal freedom.

This 10th anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author.

From The Publisher*L'Arche founder Jean Vanier proposes that by opening ourselves to those society perceives as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom.
Biographical Note

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.