The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep. From Brokenness to Community has ratings and 40 reviews. Monique said: Vanier reminds me a lot of Nouwen, in that you should read with discernment as. 8 quotes from From Brokenness to Community: ‘To be in communion means to be with someone and to discover that we actually belong together. Communion.

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Thanks to Weezel, I have a new book to address my Jones for community. Refresh and try again. It is, in short, in the midst of relationship — creative relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world at large — that we find God. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

I like all of Jean Vanier’s books for spiritual reading.

Its 50 pages, but must be taken slowly to appreciate. Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care. The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need 9marks.

Set up a giveaway. Good ot to read. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jesus says to his followers: Vanier reminds me a lot of Nouwen, in that you should read with discernment as there are some theological missteps.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Vanier is a spiritual master and writer like Nouwen. God does the impossible, changing death into life inside of us and through our relationship in community.

To love someone is not first of all to do things for them but to reveal to them their beauty and value. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. When I was a part of a community of people with disabilities and their families, I took parts of this book as weekly meditation material and it resonated so deeply.

I especially liked his idea of “the university of the poor” versus “the university of the learned,” and how these can impact one another.

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Feb 20, Jon Beadle rated it it was ok. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great brokeenness features: Feb 25, Kharla Graham rated it it was amazing. This is profound stuff, deeply antithetical to the priorities espoused by America and by Capital. Read more Read less. If a child feels unloved and unwanted, he or she will develop a broken self-image.

Rather than blaming their parents, they blame themselves. The arguments were interesting and I liked the viewpoint on community and brokeness. He is talking directly from his experience with his wisdom from the experience of working with and loving disabled people. Jean Vanier is the founder of the L’Arche Communities, an international federation of group homes for vvanier with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.


This thought provoking little book has opened my eyes to what community can be, should be, and how much it is missing from my life.

Jean Vanier has written an invitation to be real, to embrace becoming, to rejoice in our vulnerability and to invite the other in the life affirming journey of community. It is not possessiveness. This should be on the bookshelf of anyone seeking to serve others. He studied philosophy and theology and obtained a Form from the Catholic Institute in Paris.

Jean Vanier: From Brokenness to Community

He then went to France to work in a students’ community jeaj of Paris. These lectures, delivered at Harvard, are a concise introduction to the importance and transformative potential in turning away from the elevation of self and instead sacrificially brokneness oneself to others.

Oct 19, Monique rated it really liked it Shelves: A mere 52 pages, it really is a bit comical to hold it in your hands, and yet it still managed to pack a punch between its covers. From them a deep understanding of true discipleship emerges.

Reality is just too painful. Jul 28, Eric Chappell rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are now 1, Faith and Light communities in seventy-five countries.