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House of Anansi Press

Becoming Human

Written by Jean Vanier

Published November 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780887848452
RELIGION / Christian Living / General

Cover of Becoming Human

Regular price $16.95 CAD

176 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

Becoming Human

CBC Massey Lectures

Jean Vanier

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.

About the Author

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier is the 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. Visit Jean Vanier's website:

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Gordon Montador Award, 1998
  • Short-listed CBA Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year, 1998