Stories from my life in community
Paperback |296 pp |216 x 135 mm
Beth has particular gifts in writing, and her love for LArche and its people shines through this book. These stories can invite us into reflection on our own interactions and experiences.
Beth Porter is close at our side in this book as she shares her story of the accidental friendships that emerge through her LArche experience, leading her deeper into self-knowledge and selfless attention. What she discovers is no less than the transformative relationships that create true community.
This book is an eloquent and detailed description of several decades of community living. To read it is to feel deeply the joy and belonging of these experiences and to realize a new meaning of humanity.
As LArche Daybreak and LArche Canada approach their 50th anniversary, this beautifully-written memoir tells the inside story of daily life with people with learning disabilities in this unique community. It is full of touching, sometimes amusing, but always life-affirming stories from the life together of Beth Porter, who has been a part of the LArche Daybreak community for nearly forty years, and other members of the community, and charts Beths own spiritual journey during this time. The book includes a chapter about Henri Nouwens time as part of the Daybreak community.