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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I found some useful things in the book, some interesting sections that had me think a bit more. It was mostly miss for me, rhor the hits were good enough for me to not be too vicious while reviewing.

God only and always loves. Each of t As anyone who follow me knows, I am a huge Richard Rohr fan.

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Father Rohr is a clear thinker and a clear writer. It is the greatest gift I have witnessed each client find for them-self, and I highly encourage everyone to go on their own personal journey, with this book in hand.

It would be this one. A Study in Immortql of the True Self. The “true self” is a life “centered” in God rather than ego: Religion tends to ask its adherents to find God out there, but God is really in you I suggest that you read this if you can integrate the metaphor of resurrection into your own theology.


Eichard really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer. There are quotable quotes on nearly every page, and I found myself doing a lot of note taking and journaling inmortal soak up the insights.

It seems Richard Rohr manages to sum up my every sermon this last year in this beautiful richare. Sep 15, Elizabeth Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t have a Kindle? It is one of those reads that you wish you could just assimilate all of the teachings, but at the same time you don’t know where to even start.

Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clearvision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling 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.

Yet Rohr seems to fall into the trap of divisiveness. This is not an easy read, and to put its ideas into practice is a lifetime’s work, but several helpful appendices suggest spiritual practices and other reading, as well as background ideas, to set us on the way.

The generating motor is inside you now instead of a whip or a threat outside. At the very least, he does a poor job of easing others who may disagree with him into his points or at the very least taking the time to explain his point of view in a non-confrontational way. You do things because they are true, not because you have to or you are afraid of punishment. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


If you have read other Rohr books, I think you will sense that his own journey is going deeper.

Resurrection is key, both of our Lord and of ourselves. From a very Christian perspective.

We can die to that which stands in the way of life. Course content will no longer be available once the course ends at Some of these identities can be useful daughter, Catholic, runner, partner, Asian-Americanbut we also should realize that they are not everything.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr

In my present life, I consider it confirming much of my thoughts and beliefs on life. Open Preview See a Problem? Email Sign Up Donate Search.

The phrase “you must die before you die” in one form or another is found in most of the world religions. Why does it matter? Such a mind and soul stretching work from Rjchard Rohr. He is a mystic and I struggle with silence.