Becoming Human Paperback – Jun 30 2008
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Jean Vanier has written a much-needed corrective to those one-sided attitudes that undervalue relatedness and feeling . . . This short yet powerful and gripping meditation on what makes for a truly humane and compassionate humanity is not to be missed. --Toronto Star
Revolutionary and moving at its core . . . Becoming Human traces a possible path of spiritual evolution from loneliness and alienation towards joy and fulfillment. --Maclean's
These moving and gentle passages help us think about human value in the right way. --Globe and Mail --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A #1 National Bestseller
Winner of the Writers' Trust Gordon Montador Award
The Massey Lectures are co-sponsored by Massey College, in the University of Toronto, and CBC Radio. The series was created in honour of the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, former governor general of Canada, and was inaugurated in 1961 to enable distinguished authorities to communicate the results of original study or research on subjects of contemporary interest.
This book comprises the 1998 Massey Lectures, "Becoming Human," broadcast in November 1998 as part of CBC Radio's Ideas series. The producer of the series was Philip Coulter; the executive producer was Bernie Lucht. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Perhaps all disabled people (in the sense that includes all of us) can gain some insight and inspiration here.
Jean Vanier, son of Canada's General Governor in the 50's, did what many would like to do, but just a few actually do it.
This book will be read and re-read, touching people's heart and minds.
John Vanier puts life into perspective! Life is not about chasing the money dragon! Life is about understanding and loving all people and especially those who are unique members of the human race.
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lots of insight, lots to ponder
another one of his great inspirations
This gentle man is able to put down on paper the sensitive issues we need to embrace in order to engage our humanity to the fullest.Published 13 months ago by Nazard
Such an important book reminding us of the need to be real in order to foster human connection. So refreshing in a day when people push the power of positive thinking.Published 16 months ago by Melanie Froese
Great book. Everyone's could read this book and get something out of it. It's a keeper. I will continue to revisit this book, as it will offer more each time I read it and it will... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephanie Anne Richmond
purchased for school reading but turned out to be very enjoyable and I would seek other books written by him as well. For my needs it is a fantastic read and inspiring.Published on Feb. 7 2014 by Hillary