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A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughoutlife

In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readersunderstand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show themthat those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the onlyones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the secondhalf of life as largely about getting old, dealing with healthissues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this bookis exactly the opposite.  What looks like falling down canlargely be experienced as "falling upward."  In fact, it isnot a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen withelders who have come to their fullness.  

  • Explains why the second half of life can and should be full ofspiritual richness
  • Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss isgain
  • Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojournersand Tikkun magazines

This important book explores the counterintuitive message thatwe grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doingright.

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October 4th, 2013
A wise and helpful book which intelligently integrates psychology and religious wisdom quite successfully. I wasn't always attracted by the hints at some people having a greater level of spiritual wisdom than others but Fr Rohr is a wise guide on this journey.
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