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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is profound stuff, deeply antithetical to the priorities espoused by America and by Capital.

I will need to read this provocative book again and brokennesss. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. That’s how we grow and become better selves.

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To be in communion with someone also means to walk with them… For many people in pain there is no solution… It is a liberating experience for them to realize they do not have to conform to any preconceived idea about how they should be.

Read reviews that mention jean vanier little book community poor heart words become handicapped humility individual insight message profound among concepts insights journey mentally rare serve. This healing power in us will not come from our capacities and our riches but in and through our poverty. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Repetitive after a while. Great book on biblical community Loved his insight on the mentally ill participating in community.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Heal, liberate and bring life and hope to others, especially to the poor, the weak, the blind and the lame… When we talk of the poor or of announcing the good news to the poor, we should never idealize the poor.

Oct 05, Courtney rated it it was amazing. It is in recognizing that connection, in taking upon ourselves the opportunities and responsibilities of living our lives in that web, that the heart of spirituality is found. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I found myself underlining quite a bit of this and much of what he said resonated a lot with me. Jean Vanier should give a TED talk or something so more people can learn his message. Spirituality in Patient Care: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Jean Vanier: From Brokenness to Community

One theme is give your life to others and see how God has designed us to live in community. 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. English Choose a language for shopping. Return to Book Page.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This book is the written version of Vanier’s lecture at Harvard, in which he challenged his hearers to move away from the self-serving, self-seeking, self-promoting individualism that is so normal to us that it takes reading a book like this to show how unlike Jesus we really are.

The lectures in this volume witness the importance of jaen meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. I especially liked his idea of “the university of the poor” versus “the university of the learned,” and how these can impact one another. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Heal, liberate and bring life and hope to others, especially to the poor, the weak, the blind and the lame…. Write a customer review. Trivia About From Brokenness t Get to Know Us.


Methinks you and I are comumnity the same thing today… excellent quotation. In this short read, Jean Vanier touches on some of the primary heart issues with which people struggle.

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It is not possessiveness. User Review – Flag as communitty One of the most remarkable little booklets I have come across. Oct 12, Tiffany rated it it was amazing. Its 50 pages, but must be taken slowly to appreciate. Jean Vanier is the acclaimed author of many books on spirituality.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. May 06, Craig Toth rated it it bgokenness amazing. People have been teaching me that behind the need for me to win, there are my own fears and anguish; the fear of being devalued are pushed aside ; the fear of opening up my heart and of being vulnerable or a feeling helpless in front of others and pain; there is the pain and brokenness of my own heart.