Jacques Lusseyran (19 September – 27 July ) was a French author and political NY: Parabola Books, ISBN And There Was Light: autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance. When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. His gripping story is one of the most. And there was Light The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II by Jacques Lusseyran.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Eventually, Lusseyran was When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive.

Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. It is one of the most unusual and inspirational autobiographies I have encountered. In his epilogue the author shares his purpose in writing this memoir — “to show, if only in part, what these years held of life, therw and joy by the grace of God. If you feel starved for truth, grace, humility, and true nobility, meet Mr.

I found so many of his experiences and teachings eternal truths that give a co This was beautiful.

A review of And there was Light by Jacques Lusseyran

Lusseyran had every possible excuse to just sit on the sidelines as the Nazis occupied his country. Each member of the movement was presented to Lusseyran, whose powers included an ability to perceive “moral music,” as Lusseyran puts it. Inwhen he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. I don’t generally like nonfiction, but a friend lent this to me and, besides just being a good person and wanting to read the books my friends recommend haha, I also need a book lent to me by someone for the PopSugar challenge, so there you therr it.


Ratings and Reviews 1 4 star ratings lusseyfan reviews. But this book is also about his blindness and how he experienced it. How NOT to study the Bible. Those who live in countries which have never known life under the occupation of a foreign power will begin to understand the great work of the French Lusseyraan. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

A review of And there was Light by Jacques Lusseyran – Compulsive Reader

Fascinating book about the beauty of childhood and unfort This is one of those books that has the potential to be life-changing. July 19, Jonathan Kirsch. Please Login to comment.

He spoke of the United States, Roosevelt, of initiative and imagination triumphant. For the Kindle edition, click here. Feb 20, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: On the whole he was way too philosophical for my liking.

There is so much beauty in his story, so many amazing adventures juxtaposed with later deprivation and hardship. Another interesting review can be found here: Jun 27, Jennifer Eckel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I truly believe in the force of light as described in this book.


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The happy-go-lucky Paris schoolboy woke up, his eyes bandaged. I know that there is freedom associated with this light that is lasting and very powerful. Oct 16, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This group grew up and lussegran named later on as “Defense de la France” which was responsible for the publication of underground newspaper in order to provide information for the occupied French people.

lusseyfan It helps you better understand those spiritual feelings which direct us much better. Dead Case in Deadwood. His father took him every week to the symphony.

But there were still the unintentional ones, and they were the devil. Additionally, Lusseyran gave such a vivid account of blindness that you almost want the opportunity to ans blind to experience life with the intimacy he lussdyran able to, due to his loss of sight.

Though his education was challenged by instructors who were reluctant to have a blind student present, and who sometimes threw up nearly impossible requirements, such as reluctance to permit him the use of the braille typewriter his parents bought for him, yet others inspired him and moved him forward.