• Religion

Falling Upward

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life -- A Companion Journal
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118428536
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 1330
A valuable new companion journal for the best-selling Falling Upward 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." The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding of the ideas in Falling Upward Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important companion to Falling Upward is an excellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of how we grow spiritually.

    • Spiritual formation

Falling Upward

A Companion Journal
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780281070572
Category: Spiritual formation
Page: 208
View: 5338
The Companion Journal helps those who have (and have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey - at any time of life.

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Breathing Under Water

Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 1616361573
Category: Religion
Page: 152
View: 8883
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God's love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one's life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.

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Immortal Diamond

The Search for Our True Self
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111842154X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 5173
Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

    • Self-Help

AARP Falling Upward

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118248015
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 5994
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance.

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Things Hidden

Scripture as Spirituality
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281075174
Category: Religion
Page: 248
View: 6240
‘Only when the two come together, inner and outer authority, do we have true spiritual wisdom. We have for too long insisted on outer authority alone, without any teaching of prayer, inner journey and maturing consciousness. The results for the world and for religion have been disastrous . . . I offer these reflections to again unite what should never have been separated: sacred Scripture and Christian spirituality.’ From The Introduction In this exploration of central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning, relevant and essential for modern Christians. He uncovers what the Bible says about morality, power, wisdom and the generosity of God in a manner that demands a life-changing response from believers. Rohr offers his readers a Christian vision of abundance, grace and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgement and fear—a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others and the world.

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Yes, And...

Daily Meditations
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781616366445
Category: Religion
Page: 416
View: 6728
Features daily meditations, each written by Rohr and adapted or excerpted from his many written and recorded works. The meditations are arranged around seven themes: --Methodology --Foundation --Frame --Ecumenical --Transformation --Process --Goal.

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Everything Belongs

The Gift of Contemplative Prayer
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 9780824519957
Category: Religion
Page: 186
View: 9611
Using Zen parables and personal experiences, Rohr leads readers beyond the techniques of prayer to a place where they can receive the gift of contemplation--and know that everything belongs.

    • Bible

Job and the Mystery of Suffering

Spiritual Reflections
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 9780852443088
Category: Bible
Page: 189
View: 3483
Richard Rohr, internationally known retreat leader, speaker and writer, plumbs the depths of the Job's story and its relevance for us today. Rohr strips Christian faith down to the essentials, beyond glib answers and a "hand-me-down" experience of God, and points the way to true knowing. In this invigorating exploration, the tension between suffering and faith becomes a powerful means to an authentic, open connection with the divine.

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Eager to Love

The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 1616367024
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 9158
Richard Rohr focuses his attention on all frames and doorways to the divine—the alternative way of Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved of all saints, was at once very traditional and entirely revolutionary in the ways of holiness. As a standing paradox, he both stood barefoot on the earth and yet touched the heavens; he was grounded in the church and yet instinctively moved toward the cosmos; he lived happily inside the visible and tangible, and yet both suffered and rejoiced in the invisible. Rohr places the tradition as first practiced by Francis, and subsequently by others, within a context for the uninitiated audience. This is not a historical accounting, but rather a perspective about how the alternative orthodoxy can deepen spiritual life for anyone, whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, secular, or spiritual seeker. Eager to Love is grounded in the Gospels, the prophets, a broad blend of psychology and theology, and in literature and art, to continue to communicate through all the sources that articulate specific alternative ways of understanding God with us.

    • Science

Falling Upwards

How We Took to the Air
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307908704
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 3112
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.

    • Religion

Adam's Return

The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 205
View: 410
The author of Everything Belongs and Enneagram introduces a guide to male spirituality that is designed to initiate young men into life's most important lessons--life is hard, you are not that important, life is not about you, you are not in control, and you are going to die. Original.

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Simplicity

The Art of Living
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780824512514
Category: Religion
Page: 180
View: 4355
A powerful call to the simple joys of life by America's foremost Franciscan. Bestselling author Rohr's radically simple call is to dare to trust in God and to trust in life and what it brings you. Rohr doesn't endorse passivity but active trust, finding the balance between commitment in the world and the ability to let go in God.

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Quest for the Grail


Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad Classic
ISBN: 9780824516543
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 546
A spiritual leader leads men and women on an inner journey to find the true self using the ancient Arthurian legends of knights in search of the Holy Grail.

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A Season of Mystery

10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life
Author: Paula Huston
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 082943755X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 9543
We live in a culture that tells us there are few things worse than aging, that we should avoid aging at all costs, and that we must shun death. And yet, no matter how much money we spend on health supplements, no matter how many gurus we consult, the fact remains unchanged: We will grow old. In A Season of Mystery, 60-year-old Paula Huston—a grandmother, and also a caretaker for her own mother and for her in-laws—shares with readers a far more fulfilling way to approach how we live and how we think about the second half of life. Each chapter offers a spiritual practice that is particularly suited to nurturing us in ways we would never have recognized in our younger lives. For example, the practice of “listening” helps us quit superimposing our own take on every situation before we have a chance to hear and see what is truly there; the practice of “delighting” encourages us to notice and be thankful for what is small and seemingly insignificant. Each of the 10 practices serves as an antidote to the classic afflictions of old age, such as close-mindedness, complaining, and fear of change. A Season of Mystery is not intended to be a selection of self-improvement secrets; the goal of Huston’s work is to encourage people in the second half of life to become “ordinary mystics” who are no longer bound by the world’s false ideas on aging but instead be freed by God’s grace to embrace the riches that come only with growing older.

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Courage and Calling

Embracing Your God-Given Potential
Author: Gordon T. Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869084
Category: Religion
Page: 269
View: 4102
God calls us first to himself, to know and follow him, and also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call or "vocation" has implications not only for our work or occupation, but also includes our giftedness, our weaknesses, our life in community and what we do day to day. In this book Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him. What is my calling? How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges? Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life? With competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced way of living? Smith addresses these questions and many more in the pages of this book. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout with two expanded chapters and a new chapter on four specific areas of calling. Here is rich insight for all who long for the ears to hear and the courage to follow God's call.

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Wondrous Encounters

Scripture for Lent
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 0867169877
Category: Religion
Page: 128
View: 8477
Richard Rohr, one of today's most prophetic voices, invites us to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight—and holy desire! These daily meditations for Lent are his gift to us for our transformation into our original image and likeness, which is the very image of God.

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The Divine Dance

The Trinity and your transformation
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281078165
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 8838
The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

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On the Threshold of Transformation


Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 082943352X
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 3505
For men, pain is very real.So is the power to transform it.In one of the opening meditations of this book, male spirituality expert Richard Rohr writes, "We need to fail, to fall, to jump into the central mystery of our own existence, or we'll have no way of finding our true path." Those words serve as the starting point for a potentially transformative experience, one in which men come to grips with the fact that some form of suffering or letting go is essential to achieving wholeness, holiness, and happiness.With nearly every man dealing with some form of hurt in his life, On the Threshold of Transformation acknowledges the pain and deals with it directly and redemptively. While much of our culture today would have us believe that failure and suffering are inherently bad, Fr. Rohr helps men see that pain-in whatever form it takes-is a primary doorway through which they can pass to reach their authentic, best selves, which is where they will truly encounter God.Ultimately, this book of 366 daily meditations helps men learn how to transform their pain so they don't pass it on. WithFr. Rohr as their guide, the path to male spiritual transformation can be found and followed.

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The Naked Now

Learning to See as the Mystics See
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824525439
Category: Religion
Page: 187
View: 6125
Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought.