Rohr reprises his best-selling talks on scripture in this powerful new series. He describes the Bible as a text in travail, containing not just conclusions, but a process that mirrors our own journey (three steps forward, two steps backward).
In the three steps forward, Scripture always reveals that we are related to something infinite and that ours is an enchanted and trustworthy universe. Rohr suggests that God is different than we thought and much better than we feared. In fact, God cannot be fully grasped by thought and must not be approached in servile fear. God is present in our midst and is calling forth a people and a consciousness that is capable of divine union. This invitation is revealed in a developmental way in both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. The resurrected Jesus finally reveals the full and wonder-filled nature of the heart of God. As a result, Rohr says, "We have nothing to be afraid of and much to be excited about!"
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This is actually a series of talks so not available in print
Helped me to see the bible as an integrated whole. We tend to take individual verses or passages out of context. Rohr eloquently explains how the main themes of the bible develop and point us towards God and a relationship with him.
This book has profoundly deepened my faith and understanding of the bible and of my relationship with God.
I would recommend both to Christians and to those who feel that what they have heard the church teach has had nothing to say to them.
Rohr takes scripture as a whole and discusses themes found throughout (macro) rather than focussing so much on individual stories (micro).
epic. as usual from Richard rohr. life changing. highly recommended. freeing from religiousity. well done
"Life changing journey!"
Yes it makes this message . . . Effortlessly available.
The author reading / presenting the material himself makes it all the more authentic!
Every 'chapter' / talk forms a unique part of the overall theme. No specific favourite!
Every moment was memorable.
"Renewing listening !"
The Best and needing to be heard over and over
It would be wonderful if these conversations could be 'translated' into book form
"Cheerful charismatic presentation"
Richard Rohr does his own thing. He is confident in his reading and research, and that is clearly reinforced by his prayer life. so when you walk with Rohr you are buying into the journey of discovery and self-discovery. You need to put yourself in a position of trusting him - and he will not disappoint. If you approach this, or other Rohr books, with cynicism you will find yourself challenging everything - and never get to the truths embedded in his words.
I find his ability to see his own weaknesses to be one of his greatest strengths. I believe he is inspired by his prayer life and always has insight.
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