We grow more spiritually by doing it wrong than by doing it right
In Falling Upward, Fr Richard Rohr offers a new understanding of one of life's most profound mysteries: how our failing can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honoured myths, heroic poems, great thinkers and scared religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or `gone down' are the only ones who understand `up'. The heartbreaks, disappointments and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half has in store for us.
`I thank God for Richard Rohr's sage-like presence in our culture: I honestly don't know where I'd be without it.'
`Richard Rohr at his vintage best: prophetic, pastoral, practical.'
`A voyage into the mystery and beauty of healthy spiritual maturity.'
Mehmet Oz, MD, host of the Dr Oz Show