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Sacred Fire

A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
Narrated by: Douglas James
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. With his trademark acuity, wit, and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity. He takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God, we can experience too a profound re-understanding of our daily lives.“What lies beyond the essentials, the basics?” Rolheiser writes. “Where do we go once some of the basic questions in our lives have been answered, or at least brought to enough peace that our focus can shift away from ourselves to others? Where do we go once the basic questions in our lives are no longer the restless questions of youthful insecurity and loneliness? Who am I? Who loves me? How will my life turn out? Where do we go once the basic question in life becomes: How can I give my life away more purely, and more meaningfully? How do I live beyond my own heartaches, headaches, and obsessions so as to help make other peoples’ lives more meaningful?”As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke suggests, “Live the questions now.” In Sacred Fire, Rolheiser’s deeply affecting prose urges us on in pursuit of the most holy of all passions - a deep and lasting intimacy with God.

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A must read for the mature Christian

Inspirational and challenging to the modern day Christian to deepen their relationship with God. The narrator style was similar to that of the author which made it an easy listen.

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A great resource and read within its context.

If you can get past the narrator's strange pronunciations (I think he's Canadian;... but the author is American, so it felt weird) then the book on the whole is quite insightful and offers really worthwhile frameworks to understand the typical journey of spiritual maturity with Jesus. Not every concept in the book seems to be necessarily great hermeneutics of the Scriptures & some of the content is obviously coming from the Catholic tradition in its assumptions. But it's a fantastic read for anyone looking to find true meaning and purpose to your spiritual growth through life and how that can lead to becoming manifested Love for others. There's a lot of exceptional wisdom and verbal framework for the overarching subject. I'd recommend it for sure.

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Journey through the stages of life

The author follows the path that individuals must travel on their life journey to maturity

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The book has improved my teaching and my own life

The book has improved my teaching and my own life in the most important ways.

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Exceptional book

Must read for anyone seeking Christian maturity.

It was very easy to listen to and absorb. Our world would be a better place if we could ponder the ideas in this book.

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Same old... not much new for me....

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It would be good read for baby christian. Not much new for Growth in the meat of the word.

What could Ronald Rolheiser have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not much good book for different crowd

Would you be willing to try another one of Douglas James’s performances?

I would have to have a recommendation that interest me.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sacred Fire?

N/A did not finish book

Any additional comments?

Did not finish book......

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