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The Heart of L'Arche Paperback – Feb 15 2012

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Novalis (Feb. 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2896463690
  • ISBN-13: 978-2896463695
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 0.7 x 19.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 100 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jean Vanier, son of former Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier, is a Canadian Catholic philosopher, humanitarian and the founder of L'Arche, an international organization that creates communities where people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them share life together. Jean continues to live in the first L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil, France. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Svetlana Schilniuc on Nov. 21 2014
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
just fascinating Sept. 1 2013
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Service creates the saint. And this book is a path to doing just that. We assume that staff help the disabled; instead, the service given changes the giver in deeply profound ways. The author is just fascinating, with so many deep insights. This book is about a sort of community where very disabled people are cared for, in a loving way, the way of Jesus. I can't say enough good about it.
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Real Christianity May 18 2013
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Just a quick note to say that this book captures something brilliant about God and the people he makes in his image. We believe that there is something important about helping people. That's true but we get it the wrong way around very often. It's not a division of 'helpers' and 'helped'. We, who believe we are strong, are the ones that need to get close to the 'weak' and realise that they have a lot to give and teach. Jean Vanier speaks with great wisdom that comes from spending almost a lifetime in the intimate company of people we tend to think of as weak and dependant. He has learned much and so can we.
Vanier is an important voice in spirituality. The lessons ... Aug. 3 2014
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Vanier is an important voice in spirituality. The lessons are applicable to anyone. Important concepts such as "preferential option for the poor" and "least ones" are made real and meaningful in the context of everyday living.
Beautiful book! Jan. 14 2015
By Luis A. R. Branco - Published on
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It is always a great pleasure to read anything from Jean Vanier, his writings a full of Christ and love for humanity.
Five Stars Aug. 23 2015
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It was an inspiring and challenging way to refocus our priorities for community.