April 30, 2020

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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I highly recommend it. Jesus would say, “Unless the grain of wheat die it remains just a single grain.

On his we 14th book rihard There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book particularly resonated with me because it dimond with the search for the True Self, which is a task of the second half of life, where I definitely am at present. 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.

In Diamond, he has largely managed to avoid those distractions, and the reading is more fluid for it. But this book helps explain the confusion that so many feel surrounding the search for their True Self.

It is the stuff that you wish someone had said so many times. No trivia or quizzes yet. Many masochis I have known of this book for more than 5 years now and have heard glowing reviews from friends who have read it. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my diqmond arrive? Course content will no longer be available once the course ends at On his website, Richard Rohr describes himself as “a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing diamknd to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Book ratings by Goodreads. Some of these identities can be useful daughter, Catholic, runner, immortwl, Asian-Americanbut we also should realize that they are not everything. A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. That journey is highly personal, that each person who chooses the venture must go on alone.


Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

He is one of the few people I’ve read anywhere who I might describe as ‘wise. Get to Know Us. There are quotable quotes on nearly every page, and I found myself doing a lot of note taking and richzrd to soak up the insights. Even though I am an agnostic and pretty staunchly uncomfortable with any religious institutions – and Fr.

Feb 06, Robert D. 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. It would be this one.

How is it found? Recently, I’ve been deep in spiritual seeking and have been trying slowly to make richardd with my religion-of-origin, starting with t I ricyard and admired Richard Rohr for awhile before reading this book, based mostly on receiving his daily email meditation from the Center of Action and Contemplation.

It took me a little longer than usual to get into the book, which keeps it below a five-star review, but it was worth the persistence.

In my book Falling UpwardI try to talk about the journey, the transitioning from the first half of life, the necessary suffering in the middle of life, and the liberation of the second half of life. But don’t get the impression that this book is about head knowledge. As an intro book though, as Rohr seems to think this one might be, the problems mentioned at the beginning may well be off-putting.

On the other hand, Rohr pulls a lot of Scripture completely out of context in order to make it fit in with the points he wants to make, and at times, these interpretations rang false for me, or at the very least, very sugarcoated.


I do recommend it highly.

Immortal Diamond : The Search for Our True Self

Richard Rohr has a way of bringing to the fore ways of understanding spirituality that is both future oriented, broad in concept and outreach, and revelatory.

It is men like him who will save Christianity from irrelevance. It is too often just a club to join. 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. I suggest that you read this if you can integrate the metaphor of resurrection into your own theology. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process involves not resuscitation but transformation.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and thatprocess is not resuscitation but transformation. I enjoyed Falling Upward but found this book to be much deeper.

I got the e-book from the library, so I’ll buy a copy.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr

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Want to Read saving…. So many roles and identitiesshape individual lives that it’s easy to be confused about what isauthentically “us. Religion tends to ask its adherents to find God out there, but God is really in you Please do not register for the online course until your request for financial assistance has been processed.

I took a lot of quotes down. Father Roar both inspires me and also makes me wonder if I even understand what he is saying.