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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It may be necessary, but if you are living in that world, that revolving hall of mirrors, you so get enchanted with these reflections of what everybody thinks you are or wants you to be that you forget or you never discover who you really are before you did anything right or anything wrong, before you had your name, your reputation, your education, your family, your culture.

He speaks from a Christian perspective but only in that he references scripture to back up his points. Religion tends to ask its adherents to find God out there, but God is really in you Lists with This Book. We shamelessly, beautifully, want more and more love. In the current title, his purpose is precisely to push his readers into that realization. Veer far from this title if you are in any of the previously mentioned categories, simply save your credit and your time.

If you have read other Rohr books, I think you will sense that his own journey is going deeper. The course explores new themes each week through reflections, discussion, expanded commentary, additional articles, videos, and audio clips, plus exclusive teachings from Father Richard. Phone Numbers only; no punctuation. Christians tend to believe this literally: In many ways this quest for the True Self is the foundational issue.

How is it found? Henceforth you are not so much driven from without the False Self method as you are drawn from within the True Self method. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. No trivia or quizzes yet. For others, it would be disturbing and uncomfortable. He makes good use of the l I like Richard Rohr and have read several books.


This book particularly resonated with me because it deals with the search for the True Self, which is a task of the second half of life, where I definitely am at present. But don’t get the impression that this book is about head knowledge.

Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. I was fortunate enough to read this book richqrd as part of an online course that features a lot of video discussions with Fr.

He is one of the few people I’ve read anywhere who I might describe as ‘wise. By using our website you agree to our use immrtal cookies.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Richard Rohr seems to care a great deal more about the reader than he does of himself. Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. But I did get weary of Rohr’s anti-establishment rhetoric and his preachy tone with regards to traditional Catholicism. Game changer I read this book on a recommendation and was surprised by how profound it was.

Diamonv False Self—who we are on the surface—sees in parts, hierarchies, and only in reference to itself. What do you mean by False Self and True Self? As always, Rohr provides thought-provoking gems and a refreshing and renewing look at the value of our lives.

Email Sign Up Donate Search. I seldom, if ever, venture into this particular type of books for a number of reasons.

Not an easy read, but ultimately I think worth a try if you are trying to let go of your ego. Preview — Immortal Diamond by Richard Rohr.

How wonderful to run into that. But my spirit feels uplifted nonetheless.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He is also very frank about where Christianity has gone wrong in their teachings and he tries to recla I confess to being a Richard Rohr fan. He often mistranslates passages, uses a verse incorrectly, or connects a verse to royr that has very little to do with what he is talking about.

Indeed, many non-Christians see it, honor it, and live it dichard better than those who claim to be true believers.

Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self – Center for Action and Contemplation

I LOVE this immortap His message is revolutionary, yet he is simply passing on what Jesus taught, before His teaching was tamed, re-packaged and turned into idolatry. This book rihcard one of those unique works that bravely brings Christianity and philosophy together. I get caught up in letters, emails, what people want of me, what I need to be, the little dance I have to do today for this person or that person.

We can die to that which stands in the way of life.

I really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer. Rohr reframed the story of Jesus—the Christian story—as an invitation for human transformation. When I began my year of reading, I reached out to richzrd few close friends who are avid readers for books that were important to them.

We know endless life when we know love. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Somehow we have to reestablish our foundational ground over and over because we lose it every day.