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Falling Upward : A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life - Richard Rohr

Falling Upward

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2011
ISBN: 9780470907757
Number Of Pages: 199

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A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life

In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.? What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."? In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who?have come to their fullness.??

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

This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right.

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'...prophetic, wise and clear!' (Thegoodbookstall.org.uk, June 2011).

The Invitation to a Further Journeyp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
The Two Halves of Lifep. 1
The Hero and Heroine's Journeyp. 17
The First Half of Lifep. 25
The Tragic Sense of Lifep. 53
Stumbling over the Stumbling Stonep. 65
Necessary Sufferingp. 73
Home and Homesicknessp. 87
Amnesia and the Big Picturep. 97
A Second Simplicityp. 105
A Bright Sadnessp. 117
The Shadowlandsp. 127
New Problems and New Directionsp. 137
Falling Upwardp. 153
Codap. 161
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 177
The Authorp. 183
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780470907757
ISBN-10: 0470907754
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 19th April 2011
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.03 x 13.46  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.27

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