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Author: Richard Rohr Narrator: Richard Rohr Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781611202267
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In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand up. We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right, and the disappointments of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys in the second half of life.

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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Neil | 7/30/2017

    " Fr. Richard Rohr is a well spoken Franciscan Priest. His insights - while not necessarily mainstream Catholicism - are deep and always supported by scripture. In this book, he describes the meaning and direction of the "first half of life" and the "second half of life" - first half and second half of life being not years but, rather, spirituality. His thesis is that as one matures spiritually, one relies less and less on the ridged structures of formal religion, and more on the true meaning of Jesus' teachings. Kind of surprised he has not been silenced by the Church for his outspoken theology. But, what he promotes is, in my opinion, the truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/23/2011

    " This is one of Rohr's finest, a testament to his lifelong journey into the mystery of God. "

About the Author

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. Richard is the author of more than twenty books, an internationally known speaker, and a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines and the CAC’s quarterly journal, Radical Grace. He is the author of Falling Upward and Falling Upward: A Companion Journal.