INCLUDES QUESTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP REFLECTION!
and the other?
In what ways can you live out who you really are and relate to others beyond masks and projections?
The author of "I Believe in You", Luca Badetti, PhD, promotes human growth and transformation through inclusive community belonging. Combining his background in disability studies, clinical psychology and theology, he teaches at Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center. He has been involved in L'Arche communities internationally, including L'Arche Chicago as Director of Community Life.
L'Arche communities are inclusive faith communities of shared life between people with and without intellectual disabilities.
"I Believe in You," grounded in simple and meaningful stories from a community of shared life between people with and without intellectual disabilities, brings together psychological and spiritual insights for anyone who wants to live authentically.
The first part of the book, “Who are we?”, sheds light on the preciousness of our being. It focuses on accepting and loving ourselves, reconciling with our histories, embracing our abilities and inabilities, and following our inner voice.
The second part, “Believing in the Other,” explores what it means to encounter others, particularly those at the margins, and to create community, with its values of affirmation, forgiveness and celebration.
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.
"...a wonderful book which explores the question of belief - how we believe in ourselves, in others and in God ..."
"The relevant insights and inclusive stories ... can help us believe and grow in our humanity, healing our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with others."
"This beautiful book is about becoming who we are ..."
"...valuable lessons of living without pretense, trusting in our innate goodness, and sharing life in interdependent relationships."
HELEN PREJEAN, CSJ
JAMES MARTIN, SJ
The book has been published by New City Press.
Stay tuned for an exciting update!
In the mean time, here is a TEDx talk on being ourselves by accepting our abilities and inabilities, which was given by the author. You can then learn more on the theme in the book!
Check back here for ways to engage with "I Believe in You", including an exciting book launch update!
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