Immortal Diamond, by Richard Rohr

Immortal Diamond, by Richard Rohr

This is Rohr’s follow up book to ‘Falling Upward’, a book I highly recommend reading before beginning ‘Immortal Diamond’. In this book the author delves much deeper into the ‘second phase’ of life.

‘Immortal Diamond’ begins with this statement: “Your True Self is that part of you that knows who you are and whose you are, although largely unconsciously. Your False Self is just who you think you are – but thinking doesn’t make it so.” Rohr considers the True Self the ‘immortal diamond’ that is brought into consciousness through a process he calls resurrection.

The reader – Catholic, Protestant, or otherwise – will find the author’s notions divergent from what has been traditionally presented by religion. Some will no doubt consider several key points even heretical. Phraseology will occasionally be unfamiliar. Press on. Rohr presents many Bible references to anchor his conclusions in scripture. Additionally he references many church fathers as well. This book is well worth wrestling through Rohr’s perspective. What can be wrong with a conclusion that confirms that God is love..unless you have somehow come to believe that God really isn’t?

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