4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
a lifetime of experience distilled into two short lectures,
This review is from: From Brokenness to Community: The Wit Lectures (Howard University Divinity School) (Paperback)
A beautiful little booklet. This is the first of Vanier's books that I have read, but probably no the last. For a little book it has a lot in it, and I simply couldn't read it all in one night. It seems to me to be a lifetime of experience distilled into two short lectures. Amazing stuff really.
Vanier speaks from deep experience. This is not your usual pop-Christianity, which is all about self-promotion, self-respect, and so on. Though it will cause some self-realization.
Vanier seems to be a very sincere man. So much out there of what I read seems so fake like the author is putting on a mask. People (including me) are so good at that, and Vanier has learned to take the masks off through his experiences with handicapped people.
The stuff I read in this book I can put to use in any relationship. When I read his definition of love I thought "I should be treating my wife like that, but so often I don't.
I would heartily recommend this book to anyone, especially at the low price I got it for.