As a catholic who struggles to marry what I *know* to be true from my upbringing in the faith and a burning inner wisdom that's never been able to be verbalized, every word of this book was like fresh water to my parched soul. Father Rohr puts into words how I feel, how I've always felt but not understood and then he validates it. So thankful for this book. Thank you Father
Really enjoyed this! Richard Rohr made this easy and informative so that a person can apply this to their Life Experience right now, regardless of their background. Nicely done
This is a spiritual reflection on unlearning in the second half of life what we learned in the first half -- about achieving success, making something of ourselves, accomplishing whatever. Rohr invites us to go deeper, get wiser. It's a simple book in many ways, Easy to understand. Lots of food for thought, though.
a critical compliment.
affirming my feeling of "necessary suffering"
His graceful, beautiful voice makes it almost no work to ingest.
The Mature Smile
Through Falling Upward Father Richard Rohr somehow spoke deeply into my longing heart and shone a small light on the path forward for me. After reading many other works on spiritual identity and non-dualistic thinking, as well as many more than a few returns to this work, I've come to find that the small flickering light I saw at first was only the promise of something beyond my closed eyes. It has taken many hardships, disappointments, and some invasive spiritual surgery, but I have finally begun to open my eyes. The world is still too bright for me to make out much clearly but the wonder of the colors a seeing shapes where there used to only be shadows has been a humbling and exhilarating experience. Father Rohr has reignited my oldest passion and introduced me to the world where my soul is finding satisfaction and submission to truly worthy authority. God bless you who read this. Please open this book and see the world beyond your eyes.
Agape - Timothy Pierce
This book is a must for whoever wants to make a big change with his/her life. It is for that middle age person who is tired of the way he/she lives. It will be very helpful for whoever is taking the big step of changing direction in life.
There are a lot of great inspirational insights about life and living, and it definitely gives you the courage for you to make the changes you need to live a happy rest of your life.
An inspiring treatise on what is necessary to continue our spiritual journey in the second half of life.
I have heard Father Rohr lecture and his style is engaging and elucidating making complex thoughts easy to comprehend.
His narration style is rather choppy making it hard to maintain concentration and understand the sweep of his thoughts.
I and in transition between what he is describing as the two times periods in your spiritual life. it is eye opening.
Richard Rohr is one of my favorite authors! Many years ago, his book, Radical Grace, was extremely helpful in my introduction to the Catholic faith. I highly recommend his balanced and insightful wisdom!