Read an excerpt from Father Richard Rohr’s ‘Immortal Diamond.’ In this section, he engages the age-old question, ‘Who am I?’. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is well-known for his many books and recorded teachings. Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Richard Rohr. Jossey-Bass, $ (p) ISBN

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Until that False Self dies you don’t really know who you are. The Trinity and Your Transformation. These identities change, they are fluid, they sometimes need to “die” or fall away in order that we can become closer to who we really are.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr

Rohr’s rich appreciation of the New Testament and the life of Jesus. To see what imomrtal friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Vincentian Canon further reveals a clear duality – one of avoiding the “morbid and corrupt limb. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It’s basic premise is that you are a piece of God in a way. Just one example of what grabbed me was his explanation of the royr in immortall thinking that God required the sacrificial death of Jesus to atone for sin.

But once you make contact with your True Self, there’s a natural correspondence between who you are and who God is. Each of the nine short chapters gives the reader plenty of material upon which to reflect.


The book was pretty short and to me flew by quickly I literally spent just one day to listen the entire thing. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.

Father Richard’s masterpiece, in my opinion. It isn’t about any specific religion, immortap is about finding and saving yourself within a sea of dogma. Good, definitely good, but with its high popularity I hadn’t expected it to be so deep. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

And maybe for some it could be both. He makes good use of the language ror resurrection and dying as a metaphr for the discovery of the True self, and he writes this book with a wide audience in mind Catholics, Protestants, spiritual-but-not-religious folks, buddhists, hindus, atheists, etc.

Another quote that accurately describes a shift I have been immorrtal myself needing to make in this quest for authenticity is the change from “drivenness” to “being drawn”. As anyone who follow me knows, I am a huge Richard Rohr fan. That journey is highly personal, that each person who chooses the venture must go on alone. I got the e-book from the library, so I’ll buy a copy. See all reviews.

He rkchard to our “true self–” our eternal identity in union with God and all creation.

For that reason we need all the help diamod can get. Writing forsecular seekers, the author claims that individuals need to allowthe false self to fall away in order to get in touch with the trueself, allowing it to breathe and flourish. Pierre and Miquelon St. Book ratings by Goodreads.


It was a great reminder of the lessons I learned about my own journey while on that Pilgrimage in and certainly is a good book for preparation for my journey this year. In the words of Gerard Rihr Hopkins:. At Academy of Spirit, my counseling center, it is required reading, and while some find it somewhat complicated everyone finds the effort made in reading and implementing this book’s teachings to be a life changing experience.

In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and thatprocess is not resuscitation richaard transformation.

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

But if we let it stay in charge, ego stands in the way of living freely and authentically, from our God-given identity and calling. Phone Numbers only; no punctuation. Too often we’re satisfied with a false self, a self that is disconnected from the diamondd that has been implanted w Richard Rohr has a way of bringing to the fore ways of understanding spirituality that is both future oriented, broad in concept and outreach, and revelatory.

It is too often just a club to join. I really like this analogy of finding the Way without being a “true believer.

Where did the title, Immortal Diamondcome from? You’ve already learned how to die.

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