Falling Upward

Falling Upward
A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life -- A Companion Journal

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-01-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1118428536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A valuable new companion journal for the best-selling FallingUpward In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readersunderstand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show themthat those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the onlyones who understand "up." The Companion Journal helps thosewho have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engagemore deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend ofquotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, andsuggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide fordeepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full ofspiritual richness Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding ofthe ideas in Falling Upward Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer forSojourners and Tikkun magazines This important companion to Falling Upward is anexcellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of howwe grow spiritually.

Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards
How We Took to the Air

by Richard Holmes

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013-10-29
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0307908704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

Immortal Diamond

Immortal Diamond
The Search for Our True Self

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-01-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 111842154X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves inGod In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohrtalked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way ofspiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also aTrue Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? Andwhat does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This booklikens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed underthe intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for,uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it.In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and thatprocess is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clearvision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author ofFalling 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.

Aging (Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well)

Aging (Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well)
Growing Old in Church

by Will Willimon

  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1493422561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seasoned pastor and church leader Will Willimon excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, he takes a theologically rich look at numerous aspects of growing old. Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an aging adult, Willimon reflects on aging as a spiritual journey. He explores the challenging realties as well as the rewarding joys of growing old and shows pastors how to help their congregants grow old gracefully and in good Christian hope. Willimon also offers practical advice on helping church members as they encounter retirement, aging, caring for the aging, loss, bereavement, and finding faith in the last quarter of life. This eloquent, delightfully Christian perspective on aging will be of interest to all who care for aging souls--not only pastors but also chaplains and other ministers in hospitals, hospices, and extended care facilities. About the Series Pastors are called to help people navigate the profound mysteries of being human, from birth to death and everything in between. This series, edited by leading pastoral theologian Jason Byassee, provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy. Future volumes will cover addiction, disability, friendship, illness, parenting, and technology.

Just This

Just This
Prompts And Practices For Contemplation

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2018-06-21
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0281079927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just This is a collection of brief and evocative meditations and practices. It invites us to cultivate the gift of waking up to the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness. With his signature blend of contemplation, theology and pastoral sensitivity, Fr Richard Rohr creates a spaciousness for the soul to grow into a kind of seeing – one that goes far beyond merely looking, to recognizing and thus appreciating. This is the heart of contemplation, the centerpiece of any inner dialogue that frees us from the traps of our perceptions and preoccupations. The contemplative mind does not tell us what to see; it teaches us how to see what we behold. Praise for Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance: ‘A beautiful choreography for a life well-lived.’ Bono, U2

These Are Our Bodies

These Are Our Bodies
Talking Faith & Sexuality at Church & Home - Foundation Book

by Leslie Choplin,Jenny Beaumont

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2016-08-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1606743082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sexuality and faith formation for a lifetime"

Redeeming Dementia

Redeeming Dementia
Spirituality, Theology, and Science

by Dorothy Linthicum,Janice Hicks

  • Publisher : Church Publishing
  • Release : 2018-11-17
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1640650563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• Unique synthesis of ideas from theology, science, and spirituality on aging and dementia • Provides information, resources, and examples Dementia: a specter that haunts many, either as a fear for the future or as lived reality with a loved one. It has been called the “theological disease” because it affects so much of how we define our humanity: language, long-term memory, and ability to plan the future. The church has a role in bringing hope and shepherding the spiritual journeys of people with dementia and their families. Beginning with current theological models of personhood, concepts about the self and spirituality are explored through the latest research in medicine and neuroscience as well as from work on spirituality and aging. The final chapter focuses on narratives of successful programs in churches and retirement communities designed to minister to people with dementia alongside their families and caregivers.

Manifesting Peace

Manifesting Peace
Twelve Principles for Cultivating Peace, Healing, and Wellness Distilled from the World’s Spiritual Traditions and Psychology

by James S. Anderson

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1532670575
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"'Peace, peace' they say, but there is no peace!" Today, as in the days of the prophet Ezekiel, peace is elusive. Stress, strife, and worries drain our abilities when we need them most. Here are twelve principles to cultivate peace in your life. An essential ingredient of physical and mental health, peace does not fall from the sky. "Blessed are the peacemakers!" means that peace is made. Peace takes work and effort. Each chapter offers tangible ways to nurture peace in your everyday life. Inputs from psychology, counseling theory, and wisdom from world religions are followed by prayer and meditation exercises to come closer to God, forgive others, and discern what to do in a particular situation. Try them! Find out which ones work best for you. Peace brings healing, wholeness, and balance.

Theology of The Womb

Theology of The Womb
Knowing God through the Body of a Woman

by Christy Angelle Bauman

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2019-12-06
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 153266219X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If it is true that God is a male, then His Divinity or Deity is expressed in His masculinity. Yet I am a woman, and there are parts of my body; such as my breasts, my vagina, and my womb that are telling a story about God that I have never learned or understood. This is an exploration of the significance of a womb that must shed and bleed before it can create. How will we engage our body which cyclically bleeds most of our life and can build and birth a human soul? How will we honor the living womb, that lives and sometimes dies within us? This is a book about the theology found in the cycle of the womb, which births both life and death. Every day each one of us is invited to create, and every day we make a decision knowing that from our creation can come death or life. Women's voices have been silenced for a long time as society and the church has quieted their bodies. Will we courageously choose to listen to the sound of your voice, the song of your womb, and speak for the world to hear?

Jesus' Plan for a New World

Jesus' Plan for a New World
The Sermon on the Mount

by Richard Rohr,John Bookser Feister

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9780867162035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the Gospel According to Matthew, especially the Sermon on the Mount, considered the blueprint of the Christian lifestyle, emerging with a clearer understanding of the Nazorean rabbi who preached it and the Gospel writers, especially Matthew, who passed it on to us. Original.

The Divine Dance

The Divine Dance
The Trinity and your transformation

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2016-10-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0281078165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas
Daily Meditations for Advent

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : Franciscan Media
  • Release : 2013-11-22
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1616364785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus --Richard Rohr Advent is a time to focus our expectation and anticipation on the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ, who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Preparing for Christmas offers daily meditations, prayers, Scripture readings, and questions for reflection for each day of Advent.

Into Oblivion

Into Oblivion
A Book

by Chloë Frayne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-01-31
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780994635211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a falling upward. A paperback love letter to the infinities inside you. A poetic journey into that oblivion.

Why be Catholic?

Why be Catholic?
Understanding Our Experience and Tradition

by Richard Rohr,Joseph Martos

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN : 9780867161014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rohr and Martos answer the question, "Why Be Catholic?" fairly and squarely, showing a deep appreciation about what is good in Catholicism and a penetrating honesty about the Church's shortcomings. They also examine what it means to be Catholic in the United States today. Finally, to answer the title question in a more personal way, they present portraits of some outstanding Catholics, especially those we call saints, who have found personal fulfillment by living their faith to the utmost.

Eager to Love

Eager to Love
The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : Franciscan Media
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1616367024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Globally recognized as an ecumenical teacher, Richard Rohr started out—and remains—a Franciscan friar. The loving, inclusive life and preaching of Francis of Assisi make him a recognizable and beloved saint across many faith traditions. He was, as Rohr notes, “a master of ‘making room for it’ and letting go of that which was tired or empty.” Francis found an “alternative way” to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel. Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus. Rohr draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St. Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

The Cultivator & Country Gentleman

The Cultivator & Country Gentleman
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Human Resources Report

Human Resources Report
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to Finance

Introduction to Finance
Markets, Investments, and Financial Management

by Ronald W. Melicher,Edgar A. Norton

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-18
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Thirteenth Edition of this successful book provides a survey of the foundations of the finance discipline. It covers the three major financial areas: Institutions & Markets, Investments, and Financial Management. This approach helps readers develop an integrated perspective of the different foundations of finance.

Construction Labor Report

Construction Labor Report
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Welfare Cost of Income Uncertainty

The Welfare Cost of Income Uncertainty
A Nonparametric Analysis of Households in the United States and Western Germany

by Edward J. Bird,Edward Castronova

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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