I Believe in You - Revised Edition
About the book
How to believe in yourself and the other? In what ways can you live out who you really are and relate to others beyond masks and projections? Find out in surprising ways! "I Believe in You," grounded in simple and meaningful stories from a community with persons with disabilities, brings together psychological and spiritual insights for anyone who wants to live authentically. Questions for reflection are also included for individual and group use. Each reader is invited on a personal and inclusive journey of acceptance and transformation.
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This unique book reminds us of who we are and shows us how working with and living among the marginalized aides in finding our true self. Highly recommended for public and church libraries.
A precious and much needed book... The relevant insights and inclusive stories in these pages can help us believe and grow in our humanity, healing our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with the others.
This beautiful book is about becoming who we are, with stories from the amazing community of L'Arche, one of the great Christian ministries of our age.
Badetti has written a wonderful book which explores the question of belief – how we believe in ourselves, in others and in God. The L’Arche community members with whom he lived were his inspiration and teachers, helping him to learn who we all are: God’s beloved. This book is a very profound human story of acceptance. Through stories, it shows us how to truly be present, listen and understand ourselves and the other. It challenges our view of those outside of our “comfort zone” and invites us to let down our barriers to celebrate what it is to be truly human.
The stance of tenderness—that loving respect made manifest in gentleness—can free us to be who we are," reads one of the many quotes in Luca Badetti’s book, "I Believe in You." Living in relationship in community with the so-called intellectually disabled, Luca tenderly unveils his own growth and evolving inner transformation inspired by stories from those very housemates! Luca, with depth and conviction, further invites you and I to tenderly search the stumbling complexities of our own inner lives, mostly in relationship to ourselves, but also to others, so as to free who we truly are. “I Believe in You,” engenders serious introspection, but also validates the exquisite gifts of those so often marginalized by those of us who fear the challenges of becoming more truly human.