Archives For Jean Vanier

 

September 10 marks the Birthday of Jean Vanier, the French philosopher, theologian, and founder of the L’Arche communities

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce Vanier’s life and work…

*** Books by Jean Vanier

God’s Dream for Humanity:

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Jean-Vanier

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.

 

 

1) Community and Growth

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 4:
Pages 40-52

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Prev. Conversation: Part 3

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 3:
Pages 26-39

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Prev. Conversation: Part 2

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 2:
Pages 14-25

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Prev. Conversation: Part 1

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Frances and Bernard: A Novel (About Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell)

Carlene Bauer

*** $2.99 ***

NEXT EBOOK >>>>>

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Our Book of the Month for April is…

From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

*** Kindle edition only $3.49!!!

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)
 

Part 1:
Pages 1-13

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

Next Conversation: Part 2

(Coming later this week…)
 
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Announcing our April 2016 Book of the Month…
A classic book by Jean Vanier.

We invite you into a conversation about the book and its themes.
 

From Brokenness to Community

Jean Vanier

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

The Kindle edition of this book
is only $3.49!!!

We will start reading through the book next week…

 

But in the meantime:

  1. Order a copy of the book for yourself
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  3. Find a few others in your church, neighborhood, or city who will read along with you
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  5. Read the following excerpt of the book:

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One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
― Jean Vanier,
who was born on this day, 1928  

 
Poem of the Day:
Song for Autumn
by Mary Oliver  [ Tweet this ]
Happy Birthday to Mary Oliver!!!
*** One of 5 Classic Autumn Poems

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Brand New Book:
Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
by Eugene Cho
Only $3.82!!!     [ Tweet this ]

*** NOTE: This stated price is for the United States. Unfortunately, this offer may or may not be available in other countries. Sorry!

 
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The Wake Up Call – September 10, 2014

 

An Excerpt from Jean Vanier’s classic book

Community and Growth.

Jean Vanier.

Paperback: Paulist Press, 1989.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

The Slow Church blog also features two great pieces on Vanier today (for his birthday):






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