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." The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life.
- Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness
- Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding of the ideas in Falling Upward
- Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines
This important companion to Falling Upward is an excellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of how we grow spiritually.
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About the Author
Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1986, where he presently serves as founding director. Fr. Rohr is the author of more than twenty books, an internationally known speaker, and a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines and the CAC's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.
Table of ContentsIntroduction vii
1 The Two Halves of Life 1
2 The Hero and the Heroine’s Journey 15
3 The First Half of Life 29
4 The Tragic Sense of Life 41
5 Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone 55
6 Necessary Suffering 69
7 Home and Homesickness 85
8 Amnesia and the Big Picture 101
9 A Second Simplicity 115
10 A Bright Sadness 127
11 The Shadowlands 139
12 New Problems and New Directions 153
13 Falling Upward 167
The Author 181