Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Author: Richard Rohr
|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.
Physical Info: 0.42" H x 7.41" L x 5.06" W (0.42 lbs) 208 pages
Carton Quantity: 56
ISBN: 1118428560 EAN: 9781118428566
US SRP: 14.95 US
Pub Date: January 22, 2013
Features: Dust Cover, Table of Contents, Price on Product - Canadian, Bibliography, Index, Price on Product
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 7.3" L x 5.8" W (0.61 lbs) 199 pages
Carton Quantity: 36
ISBN: 0470907754 EAN: 9780470907757
US SRP: 19.95 US
Pub Date: April 19, 2011
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. Fr. Rohr 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.
Table of Contents:
The Invitation to a Further Journey vii
1 The Two Halves of Life 1
2 The Hero and Heroine's Journey 17
3 The First Half of Life 25
4 The Tragic Sense of Life 53
5 Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone 65
6 Necessary Suffering 73
7 Home and Homesickness 87
8 Amnesia and the Big Picture 97
9 A Second Simplicity 105
10 A Bright Sadness 117
11 The Shadowlands 127
12 New Problems and New Directions 137
13 Falling Upward 153
The Author 183
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