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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Veer far from this title if you are in any of the previously mentioned categories, simply save your credit and your time. Learn rkhr about making a donation to the CAC. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. As anyone who follow me knows, I am a huge Richard Rohr fan. For anyone who has read “Falling Upward,” you’ll find “Immortal Diamond” to be a sequel, but it’s equally possible to start with the latter. Immorttal who bought this item also bought.
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The hard part is how to apply it. But once you make contact with your True Self, there’s a natural correspondence between who you are and who God is. Pages with related products. Having said all that – and these are not minor points in either the book’s production or in Rohr’s argument, there are in fact some gems which are common insights in the world of mysticism.
Rohr explores the True Self, the immortal diamond we discover if we are willing to go deep enough, and move beyond our false self. For those who have cut their teeth on Merton and Nouwen, and who are familiar a bit with some of the more arcane mystics in the Christian tradition, this book will ring largely true and provide enough nuggets to justify reading it.
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Need assistance with this form? At Academy of Spirit, my counseling center, it is required reading, and while some find it somewhat complicated everyone finds the effort made in reading and implementing this book’s teachings to be a life changing experience. Rohr often speaks of the divide we find ourselves in religiously, politically, and tribally.
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Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self
Writing forsecular seekers, the author claims that individuals need to allowthe false self to fall away in order to get in touch with the trueself, allowing it to breathe and flourish. Ships from and sold by Amazon. So if you don’t awaken it, you really don’t know God. You do not create True Self by your own personality or choices or, or experiences. If i where to recommend one christian book to read. Book ratings by Goodreads.
As such, though he is clearly writing from a Christian perspective, he bends over backwards to show common ground even co-opting the Vincentian canon: March 13, May 21, November 28, February 27, or when course is full. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The Search for Our True Self. Rohr will intrigue you if nothing else. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
That being said there is a lot of ‘God talk’ which might just be where the book will lose a lot of people. For those who are atheist, anti-Christianity or anti-religion in any way they will find this book completely annoying, uninspiring and the very narrator will seem irksome to them. Phone Numbers only; no punctuation. I need to let go of my ‘false self’ and find the part of me soul, heart that is real and unconditionally loved. This book will set you on that path.
Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clearvision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us onour path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond whose title is taken from a line in aGerard Manley Hopkins poem explores the deepest questions ofidentity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr’s inimitablestyle.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He looks at its stories free of judgment and rich in love. And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? Select the email frequency that works best for you Please select That’s what has to die. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer. It’s hard to rate this book. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplat Fr.
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If you wonder what I teach or believe.