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Becoming Human

by (author) Jean Vanier

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Jul 2008
Category
General, Social, Spiritual
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887848094
    Publish Date
    Jul 2008
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887848452
    Publish Date
    Nov 1998
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

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.

About the author

JEAN VANIER, the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, was educated in England and Canada. After eight years in the Royal and the Canadian Navy, he went to study in France, where he received his doctorate in philosophy, later teaching at St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto). Distressed by the plight of people with developmental challenges, he founded L ’Arche communities, and Faith and L ight, two international networks of communities for people with disabilities. With many bestselling books and humanitarian awards to his name—including the Pope Paul VI International Prize, the International Peace Award and the Companion of the Order of Canada—Vanier lives in Trosly, France, in the original L’Arche community he founded in 1964.

Jean Vanier's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Gordon Montador Award
  • Short-listed, CBA Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year

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