- Title: Finding Peace
- Author: Jean Vanier
- ISBN: 9780826490926
- Page: 292
- Format: Paperback
One of the deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace, but hatred, fear, and violence seem so prevalent and sometimes our world seems to have lost its bearings and become mad Finding Peace looks at how we find peace.
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This is a very small book, one that I easily read over the course of one lazy Sunday (and I feel like I tend to be a slower reader than many, at least those who are accustomed to finishing a book in one sitting). I felt this way about From Brokenness to Community as well, but after reading all of Community And Growth I couldn't help but see much of this as a less developed echo of that work, which I found to be a stunningly beautiful and brilliant book. It's nice to revisit his ideas, and I do a [...]
A thought-provoking and inspiring book which encourages the reader to consider the opportunities for peace at the personal and community level. Note: The book is written from a Christian perspective, but can be enjoyed/appreciated by people from all spiritual backgrounds.Some key quotes:"True peace can rarely be imposed from the outside; it must be born within and between communities through meetings and dialogue and then carried outward.""When we love and respect people, revealing to them their [...]
I'm not usually one for this type of book. But I'm on the board of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and we had a board member that was challenging the Christian principles of our organization. What I think he and others have missed is not that we think others should live and abide by Christian principles (because few homeowners are actually Christian) it is that we believe that our Christian principles lead us to help others help themselves . This book did a wonderful job of exploring how we all [...]
A short read on how fear leads humanity to erect boundaries and walls, creating differences from other people. Vanier describes that fear is really not understanding and loving ourselves. That God is the eternal love and when we realize that all of humanity is created in God's image, why do we need fear or walls. Break them down and interact with people, we will learn to love ourselves even more.
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