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Born in Paris in 1924, Jacques Lusseyran was fifteen at the time of the German occupation and at sixteen had formed and headed an underground resistance movement of 600 young people.
In less urgent times, this would not seem so remarkable, but add to this the fact that, from the age of eight, Lusseyran had been completely blind. Nevertheless, because he was blind, he was able to "see" people in a different way, and thus avoided many potential dangers.
Lusseyran's exceptional autobiography shares a life in which blindness and eventual betrayal, that led to imprisonment at Buchenwald, became gateways and a testament to inner joy that no conditions, even the worst, could destroy.
Selected as one of USA Todays 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century, 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.