Jean Vanier: Essential Writings
Jean Vanier and Carolyn Whitney-Brown
Paperback |176 pp |210 x 138 mm
Jean Vanier died on May 7, 2019. He lived in the original LArche community in France for more than 50 years, inspiring people not just with his speaking, retreats and writing, but also by his lifelong commitment to living a radical form of community. He never wavered in his confidence that people pushed to the margins of society hold the solution to peace in the world through relationships.
Jean Vaniers message of becoming more human through compassion and community struck a universal chord. He is best-known as a founder of LArche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. His Essential Writings gathers examples of the best of his insights, beliefs, and passionate calls for unity and peace in our world.
In a substantial new Introduction for this edition, Carolyn Whitney- Brown surveys Vaniers thought, work and writings from the last decade of his life. During this time he wrote and co-wrote a number of new books, including A Cry is Heard, Signs of the Times, Lifes Great Questions, and The Gospel of John, the Gospel of Relationship; and he received, on behalf of LArche, and Faith and Light, the Templeton Prize for an exceptional contribution to affirming lifes spiritual dimension.