I was encouraged by some positive reviews and thought it might be interesting to find out what I *really* should be doing after being in the same career for the last 30 years.... This book is more for younger folks just starting out on a career path. If you're later in life, you've heard all this (IMHO) and you might as well learn to make the best of what you have and build on the parts of your current vocation like best.
Oh wow! I love this book. If you are a "thinker" and like to look at traditional beliefs from a fresh perspective, this will enforce a lot of what you have thought in quiet times of reflection. As per his usual style, Richard Rohr says things may not please the instituitional relegious bodies of our century as he steps back to question what we are told to think.
He points out things like in certain centuries the focus was on different kinds of sins, such as the sin of usuary (loaning money at unethical interest rates), and how church - ianity forces group think and puts more importance on membership than on spiritual growth. He even quotes one religous authority who, when questioned about certain things, said he didn't have time to think about that, he was busy running a church! Clearly some ideas some people will want to squeltch before they catch on!
Some of his ideas in this book are down right revolutionary if people listen closley and take the time to really contemplate what he is really saying. It's not a casual "feel good" kind of read, but something to pay attention to that can really change your world-view.
I was surprised to see the negative reviews, and think much of those come from people who listen to Richard's books being used to his voice and his presenation style, and find hearing these ideas delivered by an emotionless professional narrator not to have the same impact. I felt the same way as first being disappointed that I didn't hear that familiar voice, but you'll get passed that if you really listen to what is being said.
Another great book by Richard Rohr. Thank God there are people like him who are not afraid to speak out and state what some may think are radical ideas. He not only points out that the emperor has no clothes, but backs it up by describing the various body parts that are in plain view if people would take the time to look closely enough.
if it was different content then another book by the same author, but it was identical! I had to check that I was listening to the right book!
Yes, but I'm very disappointed in the replication here!
different content, not a repeat!
Anger and disappointment. I bought two books, expected two books!
It started off great, I was really excited when she told who she is, what she does, and how she got to this point. I couldn't wait to hear the rest! But some of the segments are reading of lists of books to read, or poetry or other surface level info that I wish I had a fast-forward button for. I like her and her journey, just would like to hear more about her "teachings" in depth. Maybe a second book?
Dont' t let the word "violence" put you off from listening to this. I have had little to no violence in my life, so avoided this book thinking it wouldn't be of interest. After having listened to most of what these two men have on audible, I finally decided to try this one. Wow, it is truly the very best of both of them, and having the two together in one event and referring to each other is very powerful. I loved this book, and if you enjoy either of these two people and their ideas, you will gain much from their insights here, even if you've never had a moment of violence in your life.
I found myself arguing with 50% of the statements and the background music was too much for me...turned it off after 20 minutes, tried again another time in another chapter, same thing....yet I love listening to Eckhart Tolle, oh well...
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