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Rohr, Richard

Overview
Works: 502 works in 966 publications in 6 languages and 12,472 library holdings
Genres: Devotional literature  Apologetic writings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, led, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard Rohr
Falling upward : a spirituality for the two halves of life by Richard Rohr( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. 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." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward." In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens loss is gain Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right."--
Everything belongs : the gift of contemplative prayer by Richard Rohr( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular and bestselling book of the renowned Franciscan challenges people to move beyond the comfort of a settled life toward an understanding of themselves that is rooted in their connection to God
Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Rohr focuses his attention on all frames and doorways to the divine--the alternative way of Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved of all saints, was at once very traditional and entirely revolutionary in the ways of holiness. As a standing paradox, he both stood barefoot on the earth and yet touched the heavens; he was grounded in the church and yet instinctively moved toward the cosmos; he lived happily inside the visible and tangible, and yet both suffered and rejoiced in the invisible. Rohr places the tradition as first practiced by Francis, and subsequently by others, within a context for the uninitiated audience. This is not a historical accounting, but rather a perspective about how the alternative orthodoxy can deepen spiritual life for anyone, whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, secular, or spiritual seeker. Eager to Love is grounded in the Gospels, the prophets, a broad blend of psychology and theology, and in literature and art, to continue to communicate through all the sources that articulate specific alternative ways of understanding God with us
The divine dance : the Trinity and your transformation by Richard Rohr( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, the authors present a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God: God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance"--
The naked now : learning to see as the mystics see by Richard Rohr( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present
Discovering the enneagram : an ancient tool for a new spiritual journey by Richard Rohr( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicity : the art of living by Richard Rohr( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great themes of scripture : New Testament by Richard Rohr( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathing under water : spirituality and the twelve steps by Richard Rohr( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God s love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society
Job and the mystery of suffering : spiritual reflections by Richard Rohr( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient story of Job that grapples with the question of why there is suffering in the world even for those who lead a good and upright life has challenged, perplexed, and comforted readers for millennia. Here Richard Rohr shares his understanding of the book, both in its historical setting and as a most important message for today. The book speaks most strongly to those whose own world has fallen apart, but in its essence, it is a call to each reader to let go of old certitudes and goals and to place faith and trust radically in God alone." "This book is a spiritual commentary and chapter-by-chapter Scripture study of the many themes that occur throughout the book. In this exploration many questions are raised as much about the reader's own life as Job's, and from this process is promised deeper understanding. In the course of the story, Job witnesses to the reality of pain, but also to gaining a new sense of joy and freedom and restoration of soul."--Jacket
Silent compassion : finding God in contemplation by Richard Rohr( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence has a life of its own; Rohr sees it as being at the very foundation of all reality. Divine silence offers us peace, inviting us to have compassion for others and experience wholeness of being. Learn how to find God in the depths of silence, and develop a contemplative mind
The wild man's journey : reflections on male spirituality by Richard Rohr( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enneagram : a Christian perspective by Richard Rohr( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade ago, Crossroad helped to introduce the Christian world to the ancient personality-type system of the Enneagram with the publication of Discovering the Enneagram by Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert. At the time, it was believed the Enneagram had its roots in Sufi mysticism. Not, in this new edition of Discovering the Enneagram, simply titled, The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective, Rohr and Ebert suggest that the Enneagram is genuinely Christian, dating at least to the Desert Fathers, with pre-Christian sources. --back cover
Why be Catholic? : understanding our experience and tradition by Richard Rohr( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good news according to Luke : spiritual reflections by Richard Rohr( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Rohr shares his excitement and understanding of Luke's Gospel message for today's reader." "Grounded in scholarship but accessible to a general audience, this commentary sheds light on the main themes of Luke's Gospel. In simple terms he works through each theme in a twofold way. He first addresses individual concerns, duties, and possibilities, and then connect them to the larger picture of cultural and ecclesial values." "As an experienced retreat master, and through his many journeys to other countries and cultures, especially in Africa and Latin America, Fr. Rohr has a fascinating perspective to share that can nourish and inspire both individual readers and the church at large." -- Book jacket
Enneagram II : advancing spiritual discernment by Richard Rohr( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovering the Enneagram introduced readers to a Christian understanding of this ancient tool of discernment. Enneagram II shares the experience of Richard Rohr and others in how this understanding of type can help individuals grow in the spiritual life. The reflections and insights come from a two-day workshop in which people of each of the nine Enneagram types were gathered into groups to discuss the ways in which the gifts and shortcomings of each type worked in the concrete events of everyday life. Father Rohr, as leader of the workshop, both comments on each of the types and shares his own twenty-year experience of working with the Enneagram." "In the Enneagram theory of personality, each individual has a central compulsion or preoccupation arising from inherited structures and the influences of environment. This central personality type also has one chief gift, and from these central traits emanate a whole network of preferences and tendencies. The Enneagram recognizes nine basic types, assigns each a number on a circle, and describes the influences and interactions of the various types." "While the first book focused on the compulsive aspects of each of the types this book is a work in progress in using the unique gifts and strengths of each type. It is invaluable for those who are using the Enneagram and for those who wish to put it to work in their lives."--Jacket
Falling upward : [a spirituality for the two halves of life] by Richard Rohr( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how to foster spiritual growth in the second half of life, arguing that those who have suffered loss and failures have a greater understanding of true spirituality
Near occasions of grace by Richard Rohr( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope against darkness : the transforming vision of Saint Francis in an age of anxiety by Richard Rohr( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der nackte Gott : Plädoyers für ein Christentum aus Fleisch und Blut by Richard Rohr( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Falling upward : a spirituality for the two halves of life
Alternative Names
Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest

Richard Rohr Amerikaans priester

Richard Rohr US-amerikanischer Franziskanerpater, Prediger und Autor spiritueller Bücher

Roŏ, Rich'ŏdŭ 1943-

Rors, R. 1943-

Rors, R. (Ričards), 1943-

Rors, Ričards 1943-

로어, 리처드 1943-

Languages
English (128)

German (21)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (5)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Everything belongs : the gift of contemplative prayerThe naked now : learning to see as the mystics seeDiscovering the enneagram : an ancient tool for a new spiritual journeySimplicity : the art of livingThe great themes of scripture : New TestamentBreathing under water : spirituality and the twelve stepsJob and the mystery of suffering : spiritual reflectionsThe wild man's journey : reflections on male spirituality