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Broken Body: Journey to Wholeness

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Wholeness, healing and hope amid a broken and suffering world are the themes of this powerful prose-poem.
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Published February 1st 1988 by Darton Longman and Todd (first published 1988)
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Broken Body: Journey to Wholeness is a book of profound meditations written by Jean Vanier as a result of his lifelong development of L'Arche communities. Communities in which disabled and able bodied live together as a family giving succour, worth and respect to each in a community of faith and love.

Anyone who works with disability should be encouraged to dip into this book. Those who have no faith may decide to reject Vanier's meditations but surely cannot fail to be challenged by the underly
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Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." Jean Vanier explores this idea, this Christian life, in his own unique style. I was happily surprised by this book. "Poetic prose" has been known to annoy me, but this shone with truth and sincere love. Vanier is Catholic (I am not), but I was still able to value his wisdom.
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Jean Vanier writes like someone who knows himself and knows God. Short, but very touching book. Gets more into the depth behind L'Arche and why he does what he does than the other books of his that I've read.
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Jean Vanier was educated in England and Canada, entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England in 1942. He went to sea in 1945 in the Royal Navy and in 1947 transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. He resigned from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950 while serving H.M.C.S. Magnificent. He then went to France to work in a students' community outside of Paris. He studied philosophy and theology and ...more
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