And There Was Light

And There Was Light

Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance

Book - 1998 | 2nd ed.
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This astonishing autobiography tells the gripping, heroic story of the early life of Jacques Lusseyran, an inspiring individual who overcame the limitations of physical blindness by attending -- literally -- to the light within his own mind. Through faith in the connection between vivid inner sight and outer events, he became a leader in the French Resistance and survived the horrors at Buchenwald.
Publisher: New York : Parabola Books, 1998.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780930407407
0930407407
Branch Call Number: 940.548 L972 1998
Characteristics: iv, 316 p. ; 22 cm.

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nscullino
Jan 09, 2015

Utterly amazing - definitely on my list of best books I've ever read. There really are no limits to what the mind can do - even see without eyes! The message here was that he would only be able to see if he was in a peaceful state of mind. Makes me wonder how many natural abilities we block out due to attending to the garbage in our minds.

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spectratone
Feb 02, 2011

Aside from being an incredible memoir this book has some of the most vivid, imaginative, instructive and inspiring descriptions of the discussion of sound and listening that I've come across.

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Raun
Oct 01, 2010

One of the best books I've read - an inspirational biography of a boy who becomes blind and yet somehow "sees". A book with heart.

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