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.


8. Encountering ‘the Other’


A brief book that introduces some of Vanier’s most salient ideas about Christian hospitality. If you don’t have the time to read Befriending the Stranger, this shorter volume might be a better place to start reading about Vanier’s understanding of hospitality.


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