We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.
©2011 Richard Rohr (P)2011 St. Anthony Messenger Press
Seeing 12 steps in a whole new light tying the spiritual principles to the teachings of Jesus.
the one enriched
it brought to light some of what i knew in a brighter way
Fearless unapologetic raw
enunciates too carefully
Humility. So much in a relatively short book. I will definitely view step 10 the way he did that rather than being a repeat of the fearless inventory (sometimes referred to as ruthless inventory) in step 4, it is more of a continual observation of my actions and thoughts and experiences calmly, objectively and compassionately. The author's discussion of consciousness leading up to this is so interesting.
I will read more of Richard Rohr's work.
I wasn't expected for the hole world to R included in this conversation. All of us have a spiritual illness. We need to see us growing on some type of scale. Thank you.
Haven't read the print version.
The entire book was quite memorable. I will keep this one.
First experience with him.
Too many great ones to list!
This book continues to change my life
What a spiritual relationship is really about and how to get there
A Happy-go-lucky Irishman
The concepts put forth are insightful, relevant and thought provoking. Anyone who has worked the twelve steps may appreciate his viewpoint. Anyone who has not, might be a little mystified. The reader begins to sound a bit unctuous at times when over emphasizing a point.
Share more of his personal experience.
A slight tendency towards overdramatizing the content.
Matin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn and Toni Collette
Would like to hear more from this author
Yes it was very enlightening.
The most memorable part was towards the end of the book.
Jesus suffers with us. Helps to surrender.
"Some of the best from Rohr"
One of the best I've heard from Rohr. He discusses how we are all addicts and all need to find a path to healing and sobriety.
I am not sure. Since some time I am using caution to certain "novel" teachings. Although seems correct, I use caution now when I hear "He, She" for God (and other novelties) . Probably there may be nothing incorrect, yet, it puts me off or at least on guard. After this book, I listened to the teaching of Archbishop Fulton Sheen and I gained confidence again. As a Catholic I feel more secure with "conservative" sound teaching of the Church.
I have been in 12 Steps recovery since almost 5 years and I liked the parallel made in the book between 12 Steps and the Christian teaching.
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