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Becoming Human

Written by Jean Vanier

Series Title: CBC Massey Lectures

  • 176 Pages
  • 9780887848452
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Christian Life
  • SELF-HELP / Spiritual



Publication Date November 01, 1998

Acclaimed as a man "who inspires the world" (Maclean's) and a "nation builder" (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people -- including those with disabilities and the many young people who have been moved by his life's work.

Becoming Human is a modern classic that continues to resonate among the generations. In a world of competition, where the strong dominate the weak, Vanier calls on each one of us to open ourselves to those we perceive as different or inferior. This, he says, is the key to true personal and societal freedom.

This 10th anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Winner of the Gordon Montador Award 1998

Short-listed for the CBA Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year 1998


Jean Vanier
Jean Vanier is the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, and founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with developmental disabilities. He has written a number of books, including Becoming Human (the 1999 CBC Massey Lectures), Finding Peace, Made for Happiness, Encountering the Other, and Befriending the Stranger. Jean lives in Trosly-Breuil, France.