Love of God and love of others are the two great commandments: Jean Vanier shows that these are the same thing. We express our love for God through compassionate care for one another and we encounter the love of God most tangibly through those closest to us. In his chapter-by-chapter exploration of the Gospel of John, Vanier explains how Jesus taught this lesson at every step of his ministry. He includes stories from his work with L'Arche that express in earthly terms the great privilege we have of developing our relationships with one another and with God.
Jean Vanier, winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize, is a Canadian Catholic philosopher turned theologian and humanitarian, and the founder of L'Arche, an international federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs and support networks with people who have intellectual or learning disabilities. He lives in Trosly-Breuil, France, and travels widely, visiting other L'Arche communities, encouraging projects for new communities, and giving lectures and retreats.