Jean Vanier – Introductory Reading Guide

September 9, 2016



Tomorrow (Sept. 10) is the birthday of Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche communities.

To mark the occasion, we offer the following introductory reading guide to his most significant books.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and offered a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve also included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.


6. The Gospel of John, The Gospel of Relationship


This trek through the life and ministry of Jesus (as recounted in John’s Gospel), focuses on the central idea that “We express our love for God through compassionate care for one another and we encounter the love of God most tangibly through those closest to us.” This book is thus essential reading on what it means to follow in the way of Jesus.



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