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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At the age of 8, Jacques Lusseyran lost his sight due to an accident in school. One of the best books I’ve ever read. I make note of this because I think it is also how we all become blind or at least crippled in a day to day sense. Be engaged, no matter how, but be engaged.

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He went past all the barriers Cheaper by the Dozen. Jun 07, Vivienne rated tyere it was amazing. At 17, he decided to organize his friends into a resistance unit. A tragic schoolroom accident rendered him completely blind at age 8.

In July he organized jadques participated in a campaign to drop pro-resistance leaflets on trains, and claimed to carry tear gas canisters to stop people from interfering, though he never used them. Possessing the Secret of Joy. View all 4 comments. It was his sickness that rescued him and bestowed the grace of continuous joy.


Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! He describes every teeny tiny detail in a way that doesn’t make any sense to me. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.

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

View all 26 comments. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The fact that he was blind only adds to that. Open Preview See a Problem? Jacquess Lusseyran was obviously a born leader.

Lusseyran and his companions was their Christian faith and how it drove them to make the difficult choices. Feb 01, Wax Anderson rated it did not like it.

Jacques Lusseyran

Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. By myself I know how to do almost nothing, but if you will it I am capable of almost everything.


View all 3 comments. The plot was, of course, an interesting one, a blind man standing up to evil forces in WW2. The material is thought-provoking, but the writing itself is not remarkably poignant and left little impression on me. He also described the colors he could see as different musical instruments were played in a concert.

This book is one of the most touching and heart wrenching I have ever read. He formed a Resistance movement wh This was slow going for quite a while, but if you hang in there you will find this book to be fascinating. The happy-go-lucky Paris schoolboy woke up, his eyes bandaged.

He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. He only uses first names for those he is involved with and only details his own experiences. I hardly needed to look out for myself…I was free now to help the others; not always, not much, but in my own way I could help.

The mind boggles at wha Amazing book by an amazing man.