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Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life


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. Hide synopsis

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Reviews of Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Diantha H

Helpful and poetic

by Diantha H on Feb 28, 2013

Rohr's prose is graceful and compelling, and his wisdom deep and accessible. Great book!

Marie S

Making sense of it all

by Marie S on Jan 19, 2012

Richard Rohr has a wonderful way of explaining what I would have regarded as unexplainable. I could not put this book down.

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