Falling Upward: A Spirituality For The Two Halves Of Life

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SPCK, Mar 21, 2013 - Religion - 208 pages
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Many, if not most, people and institutions remain in 'the first half of life' forever, preoccupied with establishing their identity, climbing, achieving, and performing. If you knew there was a further journey, wouldn't you choose to do the 'first half' quite differently? The further journey involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, even 'necessary suffering' because that is how we grow. This message of falling down and in fact moving up is the most counterintuitive message in most of the world religions, including and most especially Christianity. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. 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.

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User Review  - eliason - LibraryThing

This book is written for me; and for those who used to ascribe to a tribe but now find themselves on the outside looking for a deeper spirituality. Amazing read! Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

The author's premise is that we all have the potential for two life stages - the first being somewhat rule-bound, dualistic and driven, the second more relaxed. He writes from a Christian perspective ... Read full review

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FR RICHARD ROHR is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, where he presently serves as Founding Director. An internationally known speaker, he teaches on such themes as adult Christian spirituality, men's spirituality, and politics and spirituality, and has published many books, including The Divine Dance, Immortal Diamond and Falling Upward (SPCK, 2016, 2013 and 2012 respectively).

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