Falling Upward - Richard Rohr

Falling Upward

By Richard Rohr

  • Release Date: 2011-02-11
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
4 Score: 4 (From 104 Ratings)
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  • Description

    A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life
    In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.  What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."  In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.  
    Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss is gain Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines
    This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right.

    Reviews

    • Clarity

      5
      By Treebobmsu
      As a cradle Catholic I have been on a journey away from my church to a stronger faith in my God. This book help me to understand that I am on a journey to true self. It clarified that my transition to my second half of life is a healthy and desirable thing. Thank you Bob Stoddard
    • An All-Time favorite of Mine!

      5
      By Dvalmusic
      This book, like many of Rohr's books, must be read and re-read. It is so chock full of nuggets of wisdom! I didn't want to miss one thing so I read it three times! This book helped me at a time where I was breaking out of my very tightly constructed box. Now my life is a "Yes!" I'm alive with wonder and a heart full of joy! Many things have happened to facilitate this transformation in me. Rohr's books have been pivotal.
    • Falling up

      5
      By Gin Brilll
      a very remarkable book, The author is gifted with great insight and the skills it required to put all into words.
    • Falling upward

      5
      By Fr. Don kirchner,Cssr
      As I begin my seventh decade, I found this work very rewarding and profound. I would recommend it for all baby boomers who are entering a new (but rich) phase of life.
    • A Great Gift

      5
      By revrichnelson
      As a pastor, this book has been invaluable. It gave me a deeper insight into how to connect with and preach to people in my church who are in either half of life. It also gave me a deeper understanding of where I am in my spiritual journey and what the next steps for me may be as I mature as a disciple of Christ. Thanks Richard.

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