Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

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Author: Richard Rohr

In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and sacred religious tests, 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." We grow spiritually more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. 

With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to give us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.