Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Rohr
Narrator: Richard Rohr
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Published In: May 2011
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 27 minutes
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Overview

In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand up. We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right, and the disappointments of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys in the second half of life.

Reviews (4)

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Written by Margaret P. on August 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

i am in the Masters Degree program at St.. Norbert College and this book was assigned for The Psychology of Faith Formation class. My eyesight is not good so I was happy to find it as an audio book and even happier that I could adjust the narrator faster. This book is excellent. Richard Rohr simply and engagingly explains his model for faith formation in words that made me want to know more. It helped me personally as I was able to identify myself just beginning the second half of my spiritual life. Totally recommend it. Happy reading!

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Written by Meg J on October 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Richard Rohr's Falling Upward helped me finally put together things about my own life experiences and those that I see in others that have perplexed me forever. Understanding my maturing self in terms of First and Last Half of Life has been an Ah Ha! and a comfort at the same time. Lots of pieces fell into place with this book.

Written by Karen B on September 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful book and the narrator coincided with it.

Written by Jacob Frietsch on September 8th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Could not enjoy this author more. Especially as a recovering alcoholic/addict. Heck, even as a recovering Christian. You'll be blessed.

Author Details

Author Details

Rohr, Richard

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New

Mexico. He is renowned for his retreats and lectures on male spirituality. Fr. Rohr is the author of many books, including The Naked Now, Adam's Return, and Everything Belongs.