Read an excerpt from Father Richard Rohr’s ‘Immortal Diamond.’ In this section, he engages the age-old question, ‘Who am I?’. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is well-known for his many books and recorded teachings. Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Richard Rohr. Jossey-Bass, $ (p) ISBN
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Like Mary waiting at the tomb, hoping emotionally spiritually that Christ is alive, while knowing cognitively she saw him die that Christ was DEAD- yet she had faith in the the unknown, that which can not be seen with our senses. The “true self” is a life “centered” in God rather than ego: Had I read a book like this 20 years ago, I would have considered it remarkably liberal and heretical. His message is revolutionary, yet he is simply passing on what Jesus taught, before His teaching was tamed, re-packaged and turned into idolatry.
This is not an easy read, and to put its ideas into practice is a lifetime’s work, but several helpful appendices suggest spiritual practices and other reading, as well as background ideas, to set us on the way. I left the request broad so each friend could decide how to respond. The Search for Our True Self. This book found its way to me at a very apt time – if I had read it more than a year ago, I doubt I would have appreciated it even half as much as I do now.
He makes good use of the l I djamond Richard Rohr jmmortal have read several books. See and discover other items: Here are a handful of statements that can benefit any reader.
OK, not a show stopper but indicative of the seeming lack of final editing these last two books seem to have suffered. If you are into these types of books and specifically you are a Christian, this book will be absolutely perfect. February 27, or when course is full.
It is men like him who will save Christianity from irrelevance. Game changer I read this book on a recommendation and was surprised by how immoetal it was.
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Each of the nine short chapters gives the reader plenty of material upon which to reflect. Once you let go of your passing self, as St. It is hard work to remain in contact with your True Self.
Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? LOVED the quote from the Brothers Karamozov- I read that book maybe 20 years ago and Rohr’s use of this butterfly effect quote crystallizes his thesis succintly!
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The book centers on our lifelong quest to uncover our True Self, which is really God within all of us. For Gil, the response came from our chats during the Pilgrimage journey we took in Andwhat does it have to do with the spiritual journey?
Most religious and spiritual traditions immorgal call it the soul, although it is also mysteriously more than that. He challenges me, pushes me, and enlightens me.
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr
For some readers, this book would be enlightening and inspiring. The Soul of Creation. Certainly makes me want to read more of Rohr. Father Roar both inspires me and also makes me wonder if I even understand what he is saying. I suspect my hesitancy about this book is a sense of a lack of discipline in its writing which is revealed in the comments above and other aspects of the book which are similar.
Feb 07, Lee Harmon rated it really liked it. But I did not feel prompted to read it until this year which turned out to be a blessing because the message of this book echoes my own personal journey of the last 12 months, so when I read it, I found that Rohr’s words helped me articulate what I have been experiencing but could not quite describe.
May 17, Veronica Zundel rated it really liked it. If you wonder what I teach or believe. Both would have been better if a better editing process had been employed. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Rohr wants to do something he says can’t be done in his previous book, Falling Upward.