Man and Woman God Made Them

by Jean Vanier

Man and Woman God Made Them
Publication date: 2007-12-31
Number of pages: 202
ISBN: 9782895079576

In a fully revised edition of a classic text, Jean Vanier examines the significance and sources of human sexuality. Drawing on his years of experience of Christian community life with and for people with disabilities, he explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman from a Christian and community standpoint.

When Vanier speaks of the cry for love within a person who is disabled, he draws the wider parallel of that same search within every man and woman: the fragility and vulnerability of each person at the level of the heart and in search for relationship.

An intimate and searching book, Man and Woman God Made Them contains a wealth of insight into the meaning and sources of human sexuality.

'This is a very remarkable book, full of wisdom, humour, and profound insight into the mystery of human sexuality... In reading this book, I touched again the great mystery of the divine gift of love, offered to us through a deeply wounded humanity.'
- Henri J.M. Nouwen

Jean Vanier, Ph.D., son of former Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Pauline Vanier, is a philosopher, humanitarian and founder of L’Arche, an international organization that creates communities where people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them live together.

Printed version available

Related Products