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A Truly Transforming Theology
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
Richard Rohr
With Mike Morrell

Hardback: Whittaker House, 2016
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Reviewed by Amy Neftzger.
 
 
Richard Rohr’s latest book The Divine Dance: The Trinity and your Transformation is both rich and revolutionary.  It’s rich in the sense that it discusses deep theological issues about the nature and structure of the Trinity, while at the same time describing a need for a radical paradigm shift in the way modern Christians think about the Trinitarian God. The concepts outlined in the book are revolutionary not because they’re new, but rather because they challenge the mindset of our current culture and longstanding beliefs about God.

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One of this month’s most interesting new books is…
 

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
Richard Rohr

With Mike Morrell
Hardback: Whitaker House, 2016.
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Rohr and Morrell recorded a series of video clips that introduce the book…
 
 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

by Richard Rohr

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Seeing Reality Differently

A Review of

Yes, And…: Daily Meditations

Richard Rohr

Hardback: Franciscan Media, 2013
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Reviewed by Maria Drews 

 
A WAY OF SEEING

I have never been a fan of daily devotionals. I prefer sitting in prayer and meditation over reading a nice thought for my day, or reading Scripture over adding another goal to how I approach the tasks ahead. But Richard Rohr’s new book, “Yes, And…” a collection of daily meditations, is different. And I actually like it.
 

Rohr’s writing comes not out of reflective musing, but a depth of wisdom developed over a lifetime of inner work and contemplation. The meditations are not an unsubstantial commentary outside of the central works of his career, but the culmination of the knowledge, experience, and themes developed throughout Rohr’s ministry as a Franciscan friar, teacher, writer, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. In “Yes, And…” Rohr does not offer up the neat lessons of most daily readings, but a new perspective on seeing the world all together.
 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison
By Joshua Dubler

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Our Latest Book Giveaway…

 

We’re giving away 4 copies of  Richard Rohr’s new book
Immortal Diamond: The Search for our True Self

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The Intricate Dance of Our True and False Selves

A Feature Review of

Immortal Diamond: Searching For Our True Self
Richard Rohr

Hardback: Jossey-Bass, 2013
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Reviewed by David Nash

 

Country recording artist John Anderson once sang, “I’m just an old chunk of coal, but I’m gonna be a diamond some day.”  Fr. Richard Rohr, in this book, describes the process by which one is transformed into a diamond.
 

Richard Rohr is becoming a spiritual guide for this generation.  He is a Franciscan priest who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves as its Founding Director.  He claims the spiritual master Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk, as his mentor. In Immortal Diamond, Rohr follows and expands on Merton’s concept of the False Self and the True Self.  It was Merton who first used the language of the “False Self” and “True Self.”

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FALLING UPWARD - Richard RohrWe’re giving away 5 copies of

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.
By Richard Rohr.
Hardback: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

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If That’s All There Is,
Then Let’s Keep Dancing

A review of

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

Review by Margaret D’Anieri.

Richard Rohr - FALLING UPWARD Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.
Richard Rohr.
Hardback: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
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“Learn and obey the rules very well, so you will know how to break them properly” (The Dalai Lama).  The thesis of Richard Rohr’s latest book is that spiritual maturity comes only after we’ve lived with the rules and the categories and the knowledge that are necessary to the formation of a self – and then asked ourselves some version of “is that all there is?” The lyrics[i] of this great existential song capture the futility and emptiness of much modern, Western life: We continue to look to experiences, knowledge, status, religion, our own right opinions – even books – to give meaning to our lives. Richard Rohr argues that all of those things that establish our identity are but the starting gate for the spiritual life. Many people never get past establishing and holding on to their identity, and hence never make it past what he calls “the first half of life”. We learn to do only our survival dance, building what Rohr calls a container:

[T]he task of the first half of life is to create a proper container for one’s live and answer the first essential questions: “What makes me significant?” “How can I support myself”? and “Who will go with me?” The task of the second half of life is, quite simply, to find the actual contents that this container was meant to hold and deliver… In other words, the container is not an end in itself, but exists for the sake of your deeper and fullest life, which you largely do not know about yourself! Far too many people just keep doing repair work on the container itself and never “throw their nets into the deep” to bring in the huge catch that awaits them. (emphasis original)

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