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Contemporary society is the product of the disintegration of more or less natural or familial groupings. People are afraid, uncertain and shut themselves away.
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This book is a recipe for successful living together. It is a series of starting points for reflection discovered through everyday life, through mistakes and set-backs, through inspiration, through moments of dissension as well as unity. To Vanier, living with others is an adventure whose end is interior liberation -- the freedom to love and be loved. The greatest of Vanie This book is a recipe for successful living together. The greatest of Vanier's books, the distilled essence of his life work and thought Get A Copy.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Community And Growth. Feb 15, booklady rated it it was amazing Shelves: autobiography , education , devotional , favorites , family , , community-living , morality. This was required formation reading as a secular Carmelite. Having finished those minimums, I have continued to enjoy referring to this book for meditations on living in community with others, which is what this book is all about.
It can be helpful for group or personal reflection. Its honesty, depth and yet straightforward simplicity are refreshing. Highly recommended. View all 5 comments. Shelves: christian-living , spiritual , half-read , unfinished.
Every Christian should read this! A feast of hard won wisdom and outworked revelation. Food for the soul, Spiritual meat, milk and honey I want to live where this is practised! Mar 17, Lisa Kentgen rated it really liked it.
I read this book for my research on modern models of community. Jean Vanier is a theologian and philosopher, and remarkable human being, from a Catholic tradition. As someone who has deepened spiritually through eastern contemplative traditions, I read this text in a way that asked the question of whether I could apply it to community without needing to invoke God or Jesus which is central to Vanier's faith.
The answer for me was yes. I did not give it five stars because it was reliant on a trad I read this book for my research on modern models of community. I did not give it five stars because it was reliant on a traditional hierarchical structure of faith that I hope we can move beyond, even as it offered profound insights of a contemplative and mystical tradition that went far beyond it. There are so many beautiful thoughts for reflection.
For example, "It is always good for individuals, communities, and indeed nations, to remember that their present situation is the result of thousands of gestures of love or hate that came before.
This obliges us to remember that the community of tomorrow is being born of our fidelity to the present. Vanier is the founder of L'Arche communities and if this model were to spread in the world, what a boon it would be for humanity.
View 1 comment. Mar 31, The other John rated it it was amazing Shelves: theology , sociology. This is one of the best books on my shelf. Jean Vanier has lived in the L'Arche community for a number of years and Community and Growth talks about the challenges and blessings of living in community. And while many people don't live communally, it offers insight in basic human relationships. I decided to reread it as I wrestled with some issues we've been having at our church.
It offered some comfort, but also pointed out places where I had fallen short in being a good neighbor and member of t This is one of the best books on my shelf. It offered some comfort, but also pointed out places where I had fallen short in being a good neighbor and member of the congregation. Somehow I gotta respect a book that tells me what I need to hear rather than just what I want to hear.
Jul 13, Carol rated it really liked it. Community and Growth by Jean Vanier is one of the best books I have read relating to living in a spiritual community in today's world. There were so many passages I underlined as significant. One of the most challenging for many may be his criticism of the over use of television in a community. We have so many more temptations to draw us away from being present to the ones with whom Community and Growth by Jean Vanier is one of the best books I have read relating to living in a spiritual community in today's world.
We have so many more temptations to draw us away from being present to the ones with whom we live in community. I do not have time to do an in-depth review of the book, but I would definitely recommend it to those interested in living a life-giving spiritual community. Jun 19, IAO rated it really liked it. Many interesting thoughts on building community.
Aug 06, D rated it really liked it Shelves: theology-spirituality-meditation , nonfiction , philosophy. Jean Vanier: Living. Weakness is part and parcel with humanity; and personal weakness becomes salvifically instructive if we have the guts to humbly admit, examine, and ultimately own ours. Jul 24, Lorena rated it it was amazing Shelves: thought-provoking.
A beautiful book to experience and grow with. I don't want to return my copy to the library because it would be great to reference it in the future! Jul 20, Benjamin rated it it was amazing Shelves: spirituality.
We sense it; we feel the isolation and our isolating habits and we groan for something more. His wise words carry just as much wisdom for today as they did thirty years ago. This happens through the practice of embracing one another, brokenness and all, and practicing forgiveness.
If we come into community without knowing that the reason we come is to learn to forgive and be forgiven seven times seventy-seven times, we will soon be disappointed. This is our practice of imitating Christ's incarnation, his plunge into our broken world. Vanier's book continues as a wise and friendly guide that can help us discern how to nurture such community with the people God has placed us with.
And: How can we evaluate our life together based on that cultivation of fruit instead of attendance, budgets, or a sense of how impressive our programming has become? At the same time, it can reveal our hardness of heart and our fears….
The cry of the poor is threatening to the rich person within us. We are sometimes prepared to give money and a little time, but we are frightened to give our hearts, to enter into a personal relationship of love and communion with them. For if we do so, we shall have to die to all our selfishness and to all the hardness of our heart.
What steps to I need to take to help people step into this kind of life together? This is the beauty of the book: my questions will propel me and your questions you into prayerful discernment with the communities we've been planted in by God.
Our prayer and discernment will be met, I'm sure, with God's unique guidance for us in our unique locations and with our unique people. The questions that Vanier's writing has inspired will help me, and you, become aware of what to cultivate and aware of what direction we must follow. May our journeys be blessed! Jul 19, Glen Grunau rated it it was amazing. Jean Vanier, founder of the L'Arche community for the mentally handicapped and their helpers, has written a masterpiece on community.
He lived in this community until his death in Henri Nouwen is one of my favourite spiritual writers.
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The welcome is one of the signs of true human and Christian maturity. That implies the existence of a quiet and peaceful place in the heart where people can find a resting place. Each person with his or her history of being accepted or rejected, with his or her past history of inner pain and difficulties in relationships with parents, is different. But in each one there is a yearning for communion and belonging, but at the same time a fear of it. Love is what we most want, yet it is what we fear the most. Love makes us vulnerable and open, but then we can be hurt through rejection and separation.
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Jean Vanier is the founder of L'Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light, communities of and for people with disabilities. The first modest L'Arche home has inspired the founding of over others in thirty countries around the world, including 26 in Canada. Koorong -Editorial Review.
In , he founded L'Arche , an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. He continued to live as a member of the original L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil , France, until his death. Over the years he wrote 30 books on religion, disability, normality, success, and tolerance.
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Contemporary society is the product of the disintegration of more or less natural or familial groupings. People are afraid, uncertain and shut themselves away. But they need companions, friends with whom they can share their lives, their visions and their ideals; in short, they need community. This completely revised edition of Community and Growth is your guide to communal life. Written by the founder of the world-famous l'Arche community for the mentally handicapped and their helpers, Jean Vanier offers a series of "starting-points for reflection" on the nature and meaning of community.
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Беккер смотрел на него, охваченный ужасом. Под густым слоем краски он увидел не гладкие девичьи щеки, а густую щетину. Это был молодой человек.
Над Форт-Мидом высоко в небе сияла луна, и серебристый свет падал в окно, лишь подчеркивая спартанскую меблировку.